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The Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Individual identification code

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3.—(1) All references in these Regulations to the “individual identification code” of an animal, other than an animal bearing more than one eartag or tattoo with a number identifying the animal individually, are references to the code on–

(a)the first means of identification attached to the animal in accordance with the Council Regulation; or

(b)the eartag or tattoo by means of which an animal born on or before 9th July 2005 has been individually identified in accordance with these Regulations, any provision giving effect to the Council Regulation in England, Wales or Northern Ireland or another Member state, previous United Kingdom Orders or Regulations or any provision giving effect to the Council Directive in another member State.

(2) In the case of an animal bearing more than one eartag or tattoo with a number identifying the animal individually, the “individual identification code” is the code on–

(i)any eartag or tattoo attached to the animal which bears the letters “UK” and a number identifying the animal individually; or

(ii)the eartag or tattoo identifying the animal individually which was most recently applied, in the case of animals not having the identification referred to in head (i);

(b)in the case of an animal from Northern Ireland, the eartag attached to the left ear of the animal.

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