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1.—(1) Subject to paragraph 4, a breeding cow is a relevant animal for the purposes of these Regulations if—
(a)it is declared by the claimant in his single payment scheme application;
(b)it is of a meat breed, or is a crossbreed, or the offspring of a crossbreed;
(c)it is entered by the claimant into the register referred to in regulation 29(3) of the Cattle Identification Regulations 1998(1), and the claimant complies with those Regulations in respect of that register;
(d)it was, throughout the relevant period, part of a herd used for rearing calves for meat production only;
(e)it was, throughout the relevant period, owned by the claimant, or leased to him under a leasing agreement in writing, and throughout that period the claimant had economic responsibility for it; and
(f)it was kept on the claimant’s holding throughout the relevant period.
(2) In this paragraph—
(a)“crossbreed” means a bovine animal with at least one parent of a meat breed;
(b)“meat breed” means any bovine breed which is not listed in Annex XV to Commission Regulation 1973/2004.
(3) In this paragraph and in paragraph 3, “the relevant period” means a period of six consecutive months, starting on any date between 1st July 2005 and 31st December 2005 inclusive.
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