Rules for Registering Piglets:
- At this time, the IPPR does not require you to pay a annual fee to become a member of the Idaho Pasture Pig Registry. Instead there is a one-time owner or farm prefix registration that will give you a lifetime breeder membership.
- In order to register piglets with this registry, you must have your farm registered and have a breeder prefix.
- The breeder of the piglets is responsible for the actual registration of the piglets and original signatures must accompany paperwork.
- Registered breeders will be able to send in a Litter Notification upon the birth of their litters free of charge, provided it is sent in prior to February 1st, following the year of birth.
- Litter notifications can only be done for pigs you currently own and are that are registered to you.
- Additional rules noted below in specific section.
Please click on the appropriate link to get a printable form and send in the completed form along with any necessary payments to the address on the form or on this website.
You must be a Registered Breeder to send in litter notifications. The sow must be Registered and only the owner of the pig will be allowed to send in a litter notification. Litter notifications are free of charge if received prior to February 1st, following the year of birth. If after February 1st, then there will be an additional $10.00 charge. Litter notifications must be filled out and received within one year of birth. Litter notifications can only be done for pigs you currently own or a boar you have a certificate of breeding for. Once a sow has been transferred to a new owner, no additional litter notifications can be done by the original owner.
You must have a registered prefix in order to register piglets with the IPPR. If a breeder has more then one location where they are raising pigs, then each location will be required to have it’s own unique breeder prefix. The cost of the Breeder Prefix is a one-time fee of $50.00. A breeder prefix is 3 -5 letters that denote your farm. For example: if your farm name is Red Wind Pigs, a good prefix would be RWP. When you sign the breeder prefix, it allows the Registry to list your information on our website. Any farm not following the set breed standard or the rules set forth by the Registry, or causing harm to other breeders or the Registry itself, may be subject to losing their Breeder Prefix and Registration rights without a refund of monies paid. A separate and unique breeder prefix is required for each address that pigs are located at. If a partnership dissolves, the breeder prefix owned by the partnership will be dissolved. If either partner provides a signed paper relinquishing rights to the prefix then the opposing partner to be able to retain the rights to that prefix.
Registration of a Piglet:
Registration must be done by the breeder of the piglet and the breeder is required to have a breeder prefix in order to register a piglet with the IPPR. In order to get your piglets registered you will first have to do the litter notification. Pigs must be registered within one year of birth and Registrations must be done at the time of sale. Original signatures must accompany all paperwork. Only the breeder of the piglets will be allowed to register the piglet(s) and no third-party sales will be permitted. There will be a $10.00 charge per piglet registered if registration is mailed to anywhere in the United States. There will be a $18.00 charge if mailed to anywhere in Canada.
Certificate of Breeding:
When any breeder is using an outside boar or a boar that is not registered in their name or their farm name, they will be required to have a certificate of breeding from the boar owner.
Registration of a Barrow:
On occasion you will have a need to register a barrow (ex. fair pig). Registration must be done by the breeder of the piglet and the breeder is required to have a breeder prefix. There will be a $7.00 charge per barrow registered.
Transfer of Pig:
To transfer a registered pig to a new owner the cost will be $10.00. The paperwork as well as the ORIGINAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE must be returned to the Idaho Pasture Pig Registry to complete the transfer. Paperwork must contain an original signature. Photocopies of signatures will not be accepted. Only registered pigs are able to be transferred. Transfers have to be completed at the time of sale. If transferring a sow with a litter of piglets, the piglets are not able to be transferred and will be required to be Registered by the original breeder directly to the person purchasing them along with the sow. No third party sales will be permitted.
Duplicate Registration Papers:
To get a duplicate registration paper of a previously registered pig the cost will be $10.00 and must be completed by the person who currently owns the pig.
DNA testing for Parent Verification:
If DNA testing is required to determine parentage, all hair samples must be pulled by the breeder of the pigs. Hair samples will be pulled from the sow, the boar, and the potential offspring. Hair samples will be labeled correctly as boar and sow as well as with the Full Registered name and number. The potential offspring piglet will be labeled as a boar or a gilt. DNA testing for parent verification must be completed prior to offspring leaving the farm they were born at. All of the samples will be sent to the Idaho Pasture Pig Registry at 5711 Karls Lane, Laona, WI 54541. The Idaho Pasture Pig Registry will send all hair samples directly to UC Davis for testing. The verification report will be emailed to the Registrar and the breeder. The cost to test three pigs is $150. All additional samples will cost an additional $40.