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Identification and Movement of Sheep and Goats (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Amendment to the principal Order

3.—(1) The principal Order shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In Article 2 (Interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “animal” there shall be inserted the following—

“Council Directive” means Council Directive 92/102/EEC(1);

EC mark” shall be construed in accordance with Article 4(1)(b);; and

(b)after the definition of “keeper” there shall be inserted the following—

“member State” means any member State of the European Communities other than the United Kingdom;.

(3) For Article 4(1) there shall be substituted the following—

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a person shall not move or cause of permit to be moved any animal from a holding unless—

(a)that animal bears a mark which shall be designed so as to be legible for the life of the animal and is in the form of an ear tag or ear tattoo showing the letters “UK” and the flock mark or herd mark allocated under this Order or under the Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1996(2); or

(b)in the case of an animal brought into Northern Ireland from another member State it bears a mark applied in accordance with the legislation which corresponds to this Order and which implements the Council Directive (“and EC mark”)..

(4) In paragraphs (1) and (2) of Article 8, after the words “a mark in accordance with this Order” wheresoever they occur there shall be inserted the words “or the Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1996 or, in the case of animals brought into Northern Ireland from a member State, “an EC mark”.”.

(1)

O.J. No. L355, 5.12.92, p. 32

(2)

S.I. 1996/28

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