10. Manner of applying brands to pigs
(1) Every brand applied to a pig shall be applied by means of a tattooing instrument which uses carbon black paste or such tattooing ink or dye of such colour as the Registrar may approve or direct.
(2) The tattoo branding instrument shall consist of needles set in a metal block to form the 5 numerals constituting the registered brand.
(3) Each symbol of the brand shall be 20 millimetres long by 12 millimetres wide with a minimum of 5 millimetres between each symbol.
(4) Where ¾
(a) a pig is branded by the breeder of the pig, the brand shall be applied to the left shoulder of the pig;
(b) a pig is branded by a person who is not the breeder of the pig, the brand shall be applied to the right shoulder of the pig.
[Regulation 10 amended in Gazette 14 Sep 1973 p. 3479; 22 Dec 1978 p. 4838; 2 May 1995 p. 1655.]