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The Hill Livestock (Compensatory Allowances) (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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9.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) any breeding cow included in a claim for a compensatory allowance may be replaced before the end of the retention period by another breeding cow or by a female bovine animal which has not yet borne a calf which is in calf on the day of replacement, without calling into question the number of breeding cows which have been owned or leased throughout the retention period.

(2) A replacement pursuant to paragraph (1) must occur–

(a)within twenty days of the replaced breeding cow leaving the regular breeding herd of which it formed part; or

(b)(if sooner) before the end of the retention period.

(3) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), any ewe included in a claim for a compensatory allowance may be replaced by another ewe or by another female sheep which will be at least one year old by the end of the retention period, without calling into question the number of ewes which have been owned or leased by him throughout that retention period.

(4) In the case where in accordance with paragraph (3) a ewe or another female sheep replaces a ewe which is a member of a specially qualified flock, the replacement animal must be of a hardy breed or hardy cross breed.

(5) A replacement pursuant to paragraph (3) must occur–

(a)within seven days of the replaced ewe leaving the qualified flock of which it formed part; or

(b)(if sooner) before the end of the retention period.

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