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The Welfare of Animals at Markets Order 1990

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Restrictions on the sale of calves

14.  (1)  No person shall bring to a market a calf which is less than 7 days old or which has an unhealed navel.

(2) No person shall bring to a market a calf which has been brought to a market on more than one occasion in the previous 28 days.

(3) No person shall bring a calf to a market unless upon arrival he has furnished the market operator with a written declaration signed by the owner of the calf or his duly authorised agent—

(a)stating the name and address of the owner of the calf;

(b)giving details of the identification number of the calf;

(c)stating that the calf has not been brought to a market before, or, as the case may be, has been brought to a market only once during the previous 28 days; and

(d)where the calf has been brought to a market once during the previous 28 days, stating the address of that market and the date on which the calf was brought there.

(4) Every declaration furnished to a market operator under paragraph (3) above shall be retained by the market operator for a period of 6 months from the date on which it is furnished to the market operator and the market operator shall, on demand made by an inspector at any reasonable time during that period, produce such declaration and allow a copy of it or an extract from it to be taken.

(5) Where a calf has been sold and before its removal from the market, the market operator shall—

(a)in the case of a sale by auction, and

(b)upon request by the purchaser in the case of a sale by private treaty

supply to the purchaser of the calf details in writing of—

(i)the identification number of the calf;

(ii)the date of the sale of the calf and the address of the market at which it was sold; and

(iii)where the calf has been brought to a market once within the previous 28 days, the address of that market and the date on which the calf was brought there.

(6) Every market operator shall—

(a)keep a record of the details supplied to a purchaser of a calf for the purposes of paragraph (5) above and of the name and address of that purchaser;

(b)retain such record for a period of 6 months from the date on which the details to which the record relates were supplied to the purchaser; and

(c)produce such record to an inspector on demand being made by him at any reasonable time during that period and allow a copy of it or an extract from it to be taken.

(7) It shall be the duty of the owner of any calf kept in a market on any day, or of his duly authorised agent, to remove it from the market within 4 hours of the time when the last sale by auction of a calf has taken place on that day.

(8) In this article—

(a)“calf” means a bovine animal under 12 weeks of age; and

(b)the reference to an identification number shall be taken as a reference to any mark or other means of identification applied under article 16(1) of the Tuberculosis (England and Wales) Order 1984(1) or article 16(1) of the Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 1984(2), as appropriate or article 4 of the Bovine Animals (Identification, Marking and Breeding Records) Order 1990(3).

(1)

S.I. 1984/1943.

(2)

S.I. 1984/2063.

(3)

S.I. 1990/1867.

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