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The Cattle Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Regulation 8

SCHEDULE 4Records

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1.—(1) In accordance with the first indent of Article 7(1) and Article 7(4) of Regulation (EC) No. 1760/2000, a keeper of animals shall keep a register.

(2) The register shall contain–

(i)the information required under Article 8 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 911/2004;

(ii)the identification code of the dam; and

(iii)in the case of embryo transfer, the identification code of the surrogate dam and, if known, the genetic dam.

(3) In the case of an animal born before 1st April 1995 that is not identified by means of an ear tag with an identification code, the register shall also contain a description of any means of identification applied under previous cattle tagging legislation.

(4) The keeper shall complete the register at the following times–

(a)in the case of the movement of an animal on to or off a holding, within 36 hours of the movement;

(b)in the case of the birth of a dairy animal, within 7 days of the birth;

(c)in the case of the birth of an animal other than a dairy animal, within 30 days of the birth;

(d)in the case of the death of an animal, within 7 days of the death; and

(e)in the case of an ear tag being replaced with an ear tag with a different identification code, within 36 hours of the replacement ear tag being applied.

(5) Failure to comply with this paragraph is an offence.

Provision of information

2.  Any person who fails to comply with a request for information in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No. 1760/2000 is guilty of an offence.

Retention of records

3.—(1) For the purposes of Article 7(4) of Regulation (EC) No. 1760/2000 the period determined by the Scottish Ministers for which a register must be available is–

(a)10 years in the case of a farm; and

(b)3 years in any other case.

(2) That period shall be calculated from the end of the calendar year in which the last entry was made in the register.

(3) Any record made under the Bovine Animals (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1995(1) shall be available for the times set out in sub paragraphs (1) and (2).

(4) Failure to comply with this paragraph is an offence.

(1)

S.I. 1995/12, relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1686, S.I. 1997/1901 and S.I. 1998/871.

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