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PART 2Application of identification

Movement eartags

10.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3)–

(a)the keeper of an animal born after 9th July 2005 which is to be moved from a holding shall comply with the system introduced under Article 4(2)(c) of the Council Regulation (as a replacement for the system of a second means of identification in Article 4(2)(b) of the Council Regulation); and

(b)for the purposes of that replacement system, the identification to be applied to an animal born after 9th July 2005 which is to be moved from a holding shall be an eartag bearing an identification code with the following information in the following order (a “movement eartag”):–

(i)the letter “S”; and

(ii)the flockmark or herdmark of the holding from which the animal is being moved.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), the keeper of an animal born on or before 9th July 2005 which is to be moved from a holding shall apply to that animal a movement eartag.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply–

(a)to the movement of an animal from a holding at which a baseline UK eartag, a baseline S eartag, a baseline F eartag, an R eartag or a tattoo identifying the animal individually was attached to that animal under the Council Regulation, these Regulations or previous Scottish Orders and Regulations;

(b)to the movement of an animal involved in intra Community trade;

(c)to the movement of an animal which is already marked with 3 eartags under–

(i)the Council Regulation, these Regulations or any provision giving effect to the Council Regulation in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or another member State; or

(ii)previous United Kingdom Orders or Regulations or any provision giving effect to the Council Directive in another member State;

(d)to the movement of an animal to or from a show or exhibition;

(e)to the movement of an animal returning to its holding from temporary grazing;

(f)to the movement of an animal returning to its holding from a holding to which it was moved for the purpose of dipping or shearing;

(g)to the movement of a ram or goat to or from a holding to which it is moved for the purpose of breeding;

(h)to the movement of an animal to another holding in the United Kingdom if the keeper at the holding from which the animal is being moved records the individual identification code of that animal in–

(i)the register at that holding; and

(ii)the movement document;

(i)to the movement of an animal from a market or slaughterhouse; or

(j)to the movement of an animal from a holding when that animal bears a movement eartag applied under these Regulations or previous Scottish Orders or Regulations as a result of an earlier movement from the holding.