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The Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006.

(2) Regulations 1 and 9 of these Regulations shall come into force on 21st December 2006 and regulations 2 to 8 shall come into force on 22nd December 2006.

Amendment of the Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

2.  The Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Regulations 2006(1) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 8.

3.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)–

(a)after the definition of “temporary grazing”, insert “and”;

(b)after the definition of “unique number” for “; and”, substitute “.”; and

(c)omit the definition of “X eartag”.

4.  In regulation 9 (second means of identification: animals involved in intra-Community trade) for paragraphs (2) and (3) substitute–

(2) The second means of identification to be applied in accordance with Article 4(2)(b) of the Council Regulation is an eartag bearing the same individual identification code as that on the identification applied in accordance with Article 4(2)(a) of the Council Regulation.

(3) The keeper of an animal born on or before 9th July 2005 and involved in intra-Community trade shall–

(a)ensure that the animal bears a first means of identification in the form of a baseline UK eartag; and

(b)apply a second means of identification in the form of an eartag bearing the same individual identification code as that on the baseline UK eartag..

5.  For paragraph (2) of regulation 12 (removal and replacement of means of identification) substitute–

(2) Subject to regulation 22(1), where the means of identification of an animal has been removed or lost or become illegible, the keeper shall apply replacement identification to the animal in accordance with regulations 13 and 14 as soon as possible but, in any event–

(a)before the animal is moved from the holding; and

(b)no later than 28 days after the identification is ascertained to have been removed or lost or to have become illegible..

6.  For paragraph (3) of regulation 21 (traceability) substitute–

(3) The operator of the market shall enter the date of the sale for which the animal entered the market and the lot number of the last batch to which the animal belonged before leaving the market–

(a)in the register; and

(b)on the movement document..

7.  For paragraph (2) of regulation 22 (replacement identification) substitute–

(2) Where the means of identification of an animal on its way to or at a market has been removed or lost or become illegible, the keeper at the holding of destination of that animal shall apply replacement identification to the animal in accordance with regulation 13 as soon as possible but, in any event–

(a)before the animal is moved from that holding; and

(b)no later than 28 days after the animal arrives at that holding..

8.  In regulation 23(a) (electronic movement documents) after “Annex” insert “, the date of the sale for which the animal entered the market”.

Revocation

9.  The Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006(2) are hereby revoked.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th December 2006

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