Registration and Transfer Procedures For Buyers and Sellers

Registration and Transfer Procedures for A.M.B.A. Certified Pure Meishan Pigs

Be advised these supersede or replace any previous registration or transfer procedures in place prior to 04/30/2018.

                                            Please note the requirement of ear tagging or ear notching prior to any intact pig being submitted for registration and addition to the pedigree data base.

Breeders responsibilities:

  1. Only annual or lifetime  A.M.B.A. members in good standing may register or transfer registration of a Pedigreed A.M.B.A.Certified Pure Meishan  pig. Only annual or lifetime A.M.B.A. members in good standing may register a pig in their name and be listed as the owner or breeder in the A.M.B.A. pedigree data base.
  2.  A.M.B.A. members are required to notify the A.M.B.A. by e-mail anytime they farrow a litter of piglets from two pedigreed A.M.B.A. certified pigs. That notification should include, Date of farrowing, Sire and Damn including A.M.B.A. Registration number, and number of piglets born alive. This information should be e-mailed to
  3. Once the decision has been made to retain any intact piglet for breeding or for sale as a breeder the Member should request a pedigree for each individual piglet that will either be retained by said members farm for breeding or sold as breeding stock. The cost for each pedigree is currently $10 for lifetime and certified breeder and $20  for all other annual membership levels.  Pedigrees should be issued prior to breeding any retained piglet or selling and transferring any intact piglet intended for breeding to a buyer. All pigs that are to be registered must be ear tagged or ear notched. Please note before the transfer can be completed the buyer must be a member of the A.M.B.A. Request for replacement pedigrees receive the same pricing by membership level.
  4. A.M.B.A. members must have hard copy embossed pedigrees on hand for the sire,damn and individual piglet for sale if being sold as an A.M.B.A. certified pure Meishan Pig. Further these are to be available for customer review.
  5. Representing any Meishan Pig and delivering said pig ,regardless of sire or damn, as “registered with the A.M.B.A.” or “registerable” with the A.M.B.A. without having had a hard copy pedigree issued for said pig or prior written approval from the A.M.B.A. is a violation of the rights and responsibilities of membership in the A.M.B.A. In addition it is a violation of the limited use of the trade and certification marks of the A.M.B.A.
  6. The hard copy pedigrees act as the only acceptable transfer document to initiate a transfer of ownership of a Pedigreed pig. They should be filled out and surrendered to the buyer once the buyer takes delivery of said pig(and not before). Cost to transfer a pedigreed pig is $20 for all annual and lifetime membership levels.

In addition to the above responsibilities of an A.M.B.A. member breeder it is the sole responsibility of any member breeder to notify the A.M.B.A. registrar of any A.M.B.A. Certified Pure Meishan Pig (Pedigree previously issued) which has been castrated,spayed, butchered or in any way been rendered incapable of breeding.The original pedigrees shall then be returned to the A.M.B.A. for destruction.

Buyers responsibilities:

Within 60 days of taking delivery of any A.M.B.A. Certified Pure Meishan Pig they buyer shall:

  1. Have received the hard copy of the A.M.B.A. Pedigree registration and transfer form from the seller.It should be filled out accurately and completely.
  2. Have become a member in good standing (any current annual or lifetime membership level) in the A.M.B.A.
  3. Forward each original hard copy registration received along with a check for $20 per registration within 60 days of taking possession of said pig to:         A.M.B.A. Registrar, PO Box 506 ,Sweetwater TN 37874
  4.  Failure to complete the above process within 60 days of taking delivery of any piglet shall result in a $55 per registration ($75 total cost) late fee per registration.
  5.  Failure to comply with the above process within 6 months of transfer may result in additional fees or complete loss of transfer privileges .The final decision shall be made on a case by case basis by the A.M.B.A.Board of Directors.

Please Note. To prevent confusion and pedigree database errors  Pig names and farm herd prefixes can not be changed on Pedigree forms(original or subsequent issue) without A.M.B.A. Board Approval. Buyers should arrange for breeder to designate buyers name of choice on original pedigree when issued whenever possible.