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The Sheep and Goats Identification (Wales) Regulations 2000

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Documentation requirements for the movement of sheep and goats to a destination within Great Britain

13.—(1) Any person moving sheep or goats from a holding to a destination in Great Britain shall ensure that the animals are accompanied by a document which —

(a)identifies the holding of departure and the holding to which they are being moved;

(b)gives the date of movement and the total number of animals being moved;

(c)records the temporary mark applied to each animal under regulation 12(2) or, if the animal does not have a temporary mark, a unique individual identification number or the flockmark or herdmark;

(d)if the movement is from a market, records the lot numbers of the animals; and

(e)is signed by the owner of the animals or the owner’s agent;

and the person moving the animals shall ensure that the document is handed on arrival of the animals to the occupier of the holding of destination.

(2) The requirement for an accompanying document imposed under paragraph (1) above shall not apply in the case of —

(a)movement between holdings where both holdings are occupied by the same person;

(b)movement between a holding and any land in respect of which a right of grazing in common with other proprietors is exercisable; or

(c)movement for the purposes of veterinary treatment, dipping or shearing, to a show if the animals are due to return to the same holding, or, in the case of goats, for the purpose of being tattooed.

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