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The Cattle Passports Order 1996

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Completion of cattle passports at a market

8.—(1) When cattle arrive at a market, the keeper shall present the cattle passport for each animal to the market operator for completion, and the market operator shall complete the box in Part II of the cattle passport headed “details of market”, including, if it is a market approved for the purposes of Council Directive 64/432/EEC (on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine)(1), the collection centre number allotted to that market for the purposes of that directive in the box marked “CC Number”.

(2) No person shall remove cattle from a market unless each animal has had its passport completed in accordance with this article.

(3) In the case of an animal aged under 12 weeks the market operator shall record —

(a)the name and address of the seller;

(b)the name and address of the buyer if known;

(c)the ear tag number of the animal;

(d)the date of the sale; and

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

and shall keep such record for six months.


OJ No. L121, 29.7.64 p. 1977 (Special Edition 1963-64 p. 164) as last amended by Council Directive 95/25/EEC (OJ No. L243, 11.10.95, p.16).

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