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The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Records for specified sheepmeat producers

5.—(1) In addition to the records required by regulation 4 above, a keeper who is a sheepmeat producer for the purposes of Council Regulation 3493/90/EEC (laying down general rules for the grant of premium to sheepmeat and goatmeat producers(1) amended by Council Regulation 3797/91(2), Council Regulation 2070/92(3) and Council Regulation 233/94(4)) shall keep the records specified in this regulation.

(2) On or before 31st January each year, the keeper shall record the total number of female sheep on the holding on 1st January that year which either were over 12 months old or had given birth.

(3) Within 14 days of any of the following events—

(a)the intentional movement on or off the holding of female sheep which were either over 12 months old or which had given birth;

(b)a female sheep which has not given birth reaching the age of 12 months;

(c)a sheep under 12 months old giving birth;

(d)the discovery that a female sheep which was either over 12 months old or which had given birth has been lost from the holding, either because it has died or because it is missing from the holding,

the keeper shall record the total number of female sheep on the holding which have given birth or which are over 12 months old, and the reasons that the total number of such sheep on the holding has changed.

(4) All records under this regulation shall be retained by the person making the record for a period of 6 years.

(5) All records relating to sheep required by virtue of regulation 4 and this regulation shall be kept together in the form of a single document.


O.J. No. L 337, 4.12.90. p.7.


O.J. No. L 357, 28.12.91, p. 2.


O.J. No. L 215, 30.7.92, p. 63.


O.J. No. L 30, 3.2.94, p.9.

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