Scottish Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 120



The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Ascertainment of Value) (Scotland) Order 2001


22nd March 2001

Coming into force

2.30 p.m. on 22nd March 2001

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1 and 34(7) of the Animal Health Act 1981(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Foot and Mouth Disease (Ascertainment of Value) (Scotland) Order 2001 and comes into force at 2.30 p.m. on 22nd March 2001.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Ascertainment of value of an animal

2.—(1) For the purposes of the Animal Health Act 1981 the value of an animal caused to be slaughtered by the Scottish Ministers because of foot-and-mouth disease shall be ascertained in accordance with this article.

(2) If the owner elects to have an animal valued by a valuer, the value, for the purpose of paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 3 to that Act, shall be the amount determined in writing by a valuer appointed jointly by the Scottish Ministers and the owner of the animal or, failing such appointment, by a valuer appointed by the President of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland.

(3) If the owner does not elect to have the animal valued by a valuer in accordance with paragraph (2) above, the value shall be the amount set out for that animal in the Schedule to this Order.

(4) The valuer shall be paid by the Scottish Ministers in respect of the expenses of that valuer incurred pursuant to this Order.


A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

Pentland House,


22nd March 2001

Article 2(3)


AnimalRate (£)
Breeding ewes (in lamb/lamb at foot)90
Cull/draft ewes32
Hoggets (male and female old season’s lamb)55
New season’s lamb60
Breeding sows130
Cull sows80
Piglets on sow18
Stores: Breeding units (weaners)30
Stores: Finishing unit55
Clean cattle: steers600
Clean cattle: heifers500
Clean cattle: young bulls580
Breeding cows1,100
Breeding heifers900
Breeding bulls1,000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which extends to Scotland only, establishes the system for ascertaining the value of animals slaughtered because of foot-and-mouth disease.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has not been prepared.


1981 c. 22. See section 86(1) for the definitions of “the Ministers”. The functions of “the Ministers”, so far as exercisable in relation to Scotland, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)