Don’t feed swill to pigs
There are restrictions on what you can feed pigs to prevent diseases entering or spreading in the NT.
You must not feed pigs any swill that contains material from mammals or poultry, or has come into contact with such material. Swill is considered to be a prohibited pig feed.
It is illegal to feed swill to pigs and strong penalties apply. Strict regulations are in place in every state and territory in Australia. These restrictions apply to everyone, regardless of whether the pigs are bred commercially or as pets.
Australia is fortunate enough to be relatively disease free and imported meat products from other countries may contain viruses that are not found in Australia. It is believed that feeding swill to pigs was the cause of the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in the UK in 2001.
Contact the livestock biosecurity team
Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer 08 8999 2034
Livestock Biosecurity Officer 08 8999 2030
Department website: https://nt.gov.au/industry/agriculture/livestock
Last updated: 23 September 2019