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The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (Scotland) Order 2009

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22.—(1) The keeper of an animal, other than a person concerned only in transporting animals, must comply with Article 4(4) and Article 5(1), (3) and (5) of the Council Regulation.

(2) When an animal is moved onto or from its holding, the keeper must record—

(a)the information required by Section B of the Annex; and

(b)the number of animals moved.

(3) The information referred to in paragraph (2) in respect of animals moving onto a holding must be recorded by the keeper by entering it in the register but individual identification codes of each animal may, alternatively, be recorded by retaining a duplicate or certified copy of the movement document.

(4) The information referred to in paragraph (2) in respect of animals moving from a holding must be recorded by the keeper by either—

(a)entering it in the register; or

(b)retaining a duplicate or a certified copy of the movement document and keeping such a duplicate or copy with the register.

(5) For the purposes of Article 5(3) of the Council Regulation the register must be—

(a)in a form approved by the Scottish Ministers;

(b)available for 3 years from the last day when an animal referred to in the register dies or leaves the holding;

(c)in the case of the movement of an animal onto or from a holding, recorded by the keeper within 48 hours of the movement;

(d)in the case of identifying an animal born on a holding or an animal that dies on the holding, recorded by the keeper within 48 hours of the event; and

(e)in the case of any replacement means of identification applied to an animal, recorded by the keeper within 48 hours of it being applied detailing the date of re-identification.

(6) Where a keeper moves animals to another holding but continues to be the keeper, the keeper does not have to keep the register on that holding but must be able to produce it within a reasonable amount of time to the Scottish Ministers or an officer of the Scottish Ministers upon request.

(7) When an animal is re-identified and is not on its holding of birth, the keeper shall record in the holding register both the old identification, if known, and the new identification.

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