List of all EPA Licensed Pig Farms

The EPA grants and enforces Industrial Emissions (IE) licenses for specified agricultural activities.

You can find these licenses here:

You can:

Browse Applications/Licences by Applicant/Licensee name
Search by Register Number
Search by Applicant/Licensee Name
Search by Facility Type/County/Status

But, you cannot search by pig / piggery as not all pig farms have the keyword pig in the name

Here is a simple workaround in Excel of all EPA piggery licenses

Note: The only categories of intensive agricultural activities which fall under EPA control are:

Intensive Agriculture
6.1) The rearing of poultry in installations where the capacity exceeds 40,000 places. ( ) In clause (a) ā€˜ poultry ā€™ shall be construed in accordance with Regulation 2(2) of the European Communities (Poultry and Hatching Eggs) Regulations 2010 ( S.I. No. 564 of 2010 ). 
6.2The rearing of pigs in an installation where the capacity exceeds ā€” ( )750 places for sows, or ( )2,000 places for production pigs which are each over 30kg.

All intensive agriculture sites below these capacities would be controlled by the local authorities. 

e.g. fur farms do not fall within the scope of the EPA Act

Dataset: Pig Census

2020 Pig Census

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