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The Sales, Markets and Lairs (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Amendment of the Sales, Markets and Lairs Order (Northern Ireland) 1975

6.  For Article 9 (Provision of covered accommodation for calves, dairy cows in milk and swine) there shall be substituted—

Provision of covered accommodation for calves, dairy cows in milk, swine, sheep and goats

9.(1) Subject to the provisions of Article 11 a person shall not keep or permit to be kept a calf, dairy cow in milk, swine, sheep or goat in a market or lair otherwise than in accommodation approved under this Article.

(2) Subject to the provisions of Article 11 the market authority of every market in which a calf, dairy cow in milk, swine, sheep or goat are exposed for sale, and the lairage authority of every lair at a port or airport shall, for the purpose of protecting such animals from unnecessary suffering by exposure to adverse weather including excessive exposure to direct sunlight, provide or cause to be provided for them in the market or lair adequate covered accommodation, with adjustable ventilation, approved by the Department in accordance with the provisions of this Article.

(3) Before granting approval, the Department shall be satisfied that the accommodation is adequate in design, construction and extent for the purpose referred to in paragraph (2) and for the number of calves, dairy cows in milk, swine, sheep or goats presented for sale in the market or held in the lair at any one time..

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