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The Cattle Passports Order 1996

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Movement of calves under 28 days without a cattle passport

4.—(1) The requirement for a cattle passport shall not apply in the case of calves under 28 days old provided that the provisions of this article are complied with.

(2) If it moves off a holding, each animal shall be accompanied by a completed calf passport which has been completed and signed by the keeper of the animal at the holding of birth and any subsquent keeper in the same way as a cattle passport.

(3) The calf passport shall be completed at any market to which the animal is taken as if it were a cattle passport.

(4) If the animal is sold, the calf passport duly completed shall be given by the seller to the buyer.

(5) The animal shall not be moved between holdings more than twice in the 28 day period, except that for the purposes of this paragraph movement between two holdings through a market shall count as one movement.

(6) The person who is the keeper of the animal when it reaches the age of 28 days shall, within 15 days of it reaching that age and in any event before the animal is moved off a holding again, apply to the appropriate Minister for a passport for it, using the calf passport duly completed in accordance with this article as an application form; and the animal shall not be moved off the holding until the cattle passport has been received.

(7) Nothing in this article shall prevent the keeper of an animal which has not been moved off its holding of origin applying for a cattle passport for an animal before it reaches the age of 28 days using an application form in the form approved under article 6 below, but if he does so he shall not move the animal off the holding of origin until he has received the passport.

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