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The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Movement documents

18.—(1) A keeper shall comply with Article 6 of the Council Regulation and this Article.

(2) For the purposes of Article 6(1) of the Council Regulation, the movement document shall be completed by the keeper and shall be in the form set out in Schedule 3.

(3) A keeper shall not move or cause or permit to be moved, any animal from a holding unless—

(a)the Department has allocated to the keeper a herd or flock number in respect of that holding;

(b)the animal is identified in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Order;

(c)he notifies the Department in accordance with Article 19 and the animal is accompanied by a movement document correctly completed and signed by the keeper in accordance with this Article.

(4) In relation to the movement of an animal off a holding, the keeper shall correctly complete and sign a movement document in accordance with paragraph (5).

(5) A movement document shall contain the following details—

(a)the total number and categories of animals moving off the holding;

(b)the details on the natal tag and, if it is different, the details on the second means of identification ( in the case of any animal identified in accordance with Article 4 (2)(a) and (b) of the Council Regulation);

(c)in the case of an animal originating in another member State and identified with both a first and second means of identification in accordance with Article 4(2)(a) and (b) of the Council Regulation, the original identification applied to the animal in that member State;

(d)the flock or herd number of the animals moving off the holding and the individual animal identification number of each animal;

(e)the keeper’s name, address and holding number;

(f)the date of movement of the animals off the holding;

(g)the name and address of the transporter, the means of transport and the registration number of the vehicle in which the animals are moved off the holding; and

(h)the purchaser’s name, address, holding number and signature.

(6) The duty of a keeper to correctly complete a movement document in accordance with paragraph (4) shall also apply to the operator of a slaughterhouse if for any reason live animals are rejected from the slaughterhouse.

(7) Where an animal is moving off a holding to a market, collection centre, exhibition or show, the keeper shall, in addition to the information set out in paragraph (5), record the name and address of the market, collection centre, exhibition or show.

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