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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Young lamb and goat stamps

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11.—(1) In this regulation “young goat stamp” and “young lamb stamp” mean the stamps described in paragraph (3) in relation to goats and sheep respectively.

(2) An inspector appointed in accordance with paragraph 1(2) of this Schedule may stamp a sheep or goat in a slaughterhouse with a young lamb stamp or a young goat stamp if the animal does not have a permanent incisor erupted through the gum and the documentation, if any, relating to the animal does not indicate that it is aged over 12 months at slaughter.

(3) The stamp shall mark the carcase with a circular mark 5 centimetres in diameter with the following in capital letters 1 centimetre high–

(a)“MHS”; and

(b)in the case of a sheep, “YL”; or

(c)in the case of a goat, “YG”.

(4) It is an offence for any person other than an inspector to apply the stamp or a mark resembling the stamp, or to possess equipment for applying it.

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