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Diseases of Animals (Modification) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Diseases of Animals (Modification) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation on 14th April 1997.

Modification of the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

2.  In paragraph 12A(4) of Part II of Schedule 2 to the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1), for the definition of “herd” there shall be substituted the following definition—

  • “herd” means—


    all female bovine animals, which are in milk or in calf; and


    all male bovine animals which are or have been used for breeding purposes,

    which are kept on the same holding and managed as a separate production unit at the time of service of a notice in the form set out in Schedule 2 to the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Order (Northern Ireland) 1995(2) in relation to that holding;.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture on


P. T. Toal

Assistant Secretary

24th March 1997.

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