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2.—(1) This Order relates to—
(a)the beef and sheep industry in England;
(b)the cereal and oilseed industries in the United Kingdom;
(c)the horticulture industry in Great Britain;
(d)the milk industry in Great Britain;
(e)the pig industry in England; and
(f)the potato industry in Great Britain.
(2) For these purposes—
“beef and sheep industry” means all the activities comprised in the production, marketing and distribution of—
cattle and sheep, including the carrying on of slaughterhouses and cattle and sheep auctions and markets;
meat and meat products (other than milk and milk products) from cattle and sheep;
“cereal and oilseed industries” means the industries comprising the activities of growers and persons trading as wholesale buyers or sellers of cereal or oilseed, or processing cereal, and—
“cereal” means wheat (including durum wheat), barley, oats, rye, maize, triticale or any two or more of such cereals grown as one crop; and
“oilseed” means rapeseed, linseed, soyabean or sunflowerseed or any two or more of such oilseeds grown as one crop;
“horticulture industry” means the growing of the horticultural products listed in Part 4 of Schedule 3 by way of business;
“milk industry” means the industry comprising the activities of producers in producing cows’ milk or milk products and selling them by way of business;
“pig industry” means all the activities comprised in the production, marketing and distribution of pigs or pig products, including the carrying on of slaughterhouses and pig auctions and markets;
“potato industry” means the activities of persons in growing, selling, buying or in any way dealing in potatoes, whether raw or processed, by way of business.
(3) A reference in this Order to “industry” is a reference to one or more of these industries.
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