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The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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Use of organic fertilisers and soil improvers and extended waiting period for pigs in relation to the prohibition in Article 11(1)(c) of the EU Control Regulation

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7.—(1) In accordance with Article 32(1) of the EU Control Regulation, the application of organic fertilisers or soil improvers to land is prohibited, where, during the period of 60 days from the application of such products, it is intended that pigs will—

(a)have access for grazing to such land; or

(b)be fed cut herbage from such land.

(2) Where organic fertilisers or soil improvers have been applied to land, in addition to the minimum waiting period that applies to farmed animals, pigs are prohibited during an additional waiting period, resulting in a total period of 60 days from such application, from—

(a)having access to such land; or

(b)being fed cut herbage from such land.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) do not apply to the following organic fertilisers or soil improvers:—

(a)manure;

(b)milk;

(c)milk based products;

(d)milk derived products;

(e)colostrum;

(f)colostrum products; and

(g)digestive tract content.

(4) In this regulation—

(a)“the minimum waiting period” is the period of 21 days commencing from the date of application of organic fertilisers or soil improvers to land as provided in Article 11(1)(c) of the EU Control Regulation, as read with Article 5(2) of, and Chapter II of Annex II to, the EU Implementing Regulation; and

(b)“the additional waiting period” is the period of 39 days commencing on the expiration of the minimum waiting period.

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