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

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PART IVHOLDING REGISTER

Holding register

15.—(1) A keeper (other than a transporter) shall comply with the following provisions of the Council Regulation and, in the case of a holding register, shall complete and keep that register in accordance with this Article—

(a)Article 5(1) (keeping of a register);

(b)Article 5(3) (format, production, retention and availability of the register);

(c)Article 5(5) (supply of information); and

(d)Article 7(2) (annual inventory of animals).

(2) For the purposes of Article 5(2) of the Council Regulation, when any animal is moved on to or off a holding the keeper shall record—

(a)the relevant details set out in the form in Schedule 2; and

(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).

(3) For the purposes of Article 5(3) of the Council Regulation, the period for which the register shall be available is 3 years from the end of the month in which the last entry was made.

(4) The derogation in Article 5(4) of the Council Regulation shall not apply.

Records

16.  A person required by this Order to keep a record shall—

(a)record the necessary details, within 7 days, of the—

(i)identification or movement of an animal, as the case may be;

(ii)discovery of the death of a tagged animal;

(iii)end of the lambing season, the total number of births; and

(b)on demand by an inspector, produce to him that record and such an inspector shall be entitled to inspect and take extracts therefrom.

Inventory of animals

17.—(1) For the purposes of Article 7(2) of the Council Regulation, a person by whom a record is required to be kept under this Order shall annually check, on a date during the reconciliation period, the total numbers of animals on the holding including the categories to which they belong, the occupation of the keeper and the type of production.

(2) The keeper of an animal shall record, by the end of the reconciliation period each year, the particulars specified in the holding register set out in Schedule 2.

(3) The findings of an annual inventory carried out in accordance with paragraph (1) shall be communicated to the Department in such form and manner as it may from time to time determine.

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