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Dairy Produce Quotas Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Records to be kept by producers

2.—(1) In respect of each quota year, a direct seller shall keep, and retain for the relevant period, records comprising—

(a)details of the quota held by him, including any permanent and temporary transfers of quota if appropriate;

(b)his herd records (comprising number and breed of cows and calved heifers in dairy herd with details of number of cows in milk and number of cows dry);

(c)daily records of milk produced;

(d)details recorded as a result of his participation in a milk recording scheme;

(e)details of quantities of milk processed, methods of processing and quantities and type of milk products produced;

(f)details of quantities of wholemilk used in the production of milk products (with conversion rates applied);

(g)details of quantities and types of milk and milk products which are produced and used on his holding for stockfeeding and human consumption;

(h)details of quantities and types of milk and milk products which are disposed of (other than under sub-paragraph (g)) or wasted on the holding;

(i)details of quantities and types of milk and milk products sold direct to the consumer or transferred free of charge from his holding (including milk and milk products sold on his holding);

(j)details of quantities and types of milk and milk products purchased, exchanged or otherwise received by him, and records relating to their disposal; and

(k)details of stocks of milk and milk products held by him on a monthly basis.

(2) Where a direct seller delivers milk or milk products to a purchaser, he shall, in respect of each quota year, also keep, and retain for the relevant period, records comprising—

(a)details of quantities and types of milk and milk products delivered wholesale by him and the name and address of any purchaser involved;

(b)the payment slips issued in respect of any such purchaser; and

(c)where there is a discrepancy between a purchaser’s payment slip and the relevant tanker receipt, that tanker receipt.

(3) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(d) and paragraph 3(g)—

(a)“milk recording scheme” means a scheme under which the amount of milk produced by a cow during a lactation is measured in terms of volume and compositional quality by a person independent of the producer; and

(b)“lactation” means the period commencing with calving and ending when the cow requires to be milked only once a day.

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