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The Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Regulations 1998

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6.  The standard charge, expressed in ECU, payable by the occupier of a slaughterhouse for any period shall be calculated by multiplying the rate given in the following table applicable to animals of a particular type by the number of animals of that type slaughtered or as the case may be dressed there in the period—

SpeciesTypeRate per type of animal in ECU
Cattleanimals aged 6 weeks or more at slaughter4.5
animals aged less than 6 weeks old at slaughter2.5
Horses and other solipeds4.4
Pigs including wild boarcarcase weight less than 25kg0.5
carcase weight greater than or equal to 25kg1.3
Sheep, goats and other ruminants not listed elsewhere in this tablecarcase weight less than 12kg0.175
carcase weight between 12 and 18kg inclusive0.35
carcase weight greater than 18kg0.5
Poultry, rabbits, small game birds and ground gameall broilers; all cast hens; other poultry, rabbits, small game birds and ground game weighing less than 2kg0.01
poultry (not being broilers or cast hens), rabbits, small game birds and ground game weighing at least 2kg (except those which are adult and weigh at least 5kg)0.02
poultry (not being broilers or cast hens), rabbits, small game birds and ground game (all being adult) and weighing at least 5kg0.04

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