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The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Records concerning goats

6.—(1) Any person keeping goats in Scotland (other than a market, abattoir, collection centre or showground) shall record, on or before 31st January each year, the number of goats on that holding on 1st January of that year.

(2) Within 36 hours of goats being moved intentionally on or off a holding, every keeper shall record—

(a)the date of movement;

(b)the total number of goats moved;


(i)the temporary mark applied to each goat under regulation 12(2) below;

(ii)the herdmark shown on the eartag or tattoo of each goat;

(iii)the unique individual identification number (if there is one) shown on the eartag or tattoo of each goat; or

(iv)a breed society mark;


(i)the holding from which the goats have been brought, if they are moved on to the holding; or

(ii)the holding to which the goats are moved if they are moved off the holding; and

(e)in the case of a movement off a market, the lot number (if any) allocated at the market.

(3) In the case of goats being sold without being moved on or off a holding, the seller shall record, within 36 hours of the sale—

(a)the date of sale;

(b)the number of goats sold; and

(c)the name and address of the purchaser.

(4) In the case of a goat marked in accordance with regulation 8 or re-marked in accordance with 15(3) or (4) below, the keeper shall, within 36 hours of re-marking the goat, record the new mark and the previous one, if known.

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

(6) All records relating to goats required by virtue of this regulation shall be kept together in the form of a single document.

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