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The Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2002

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12.—(1) A person must not move a sheep or goat unless it is accompanied by a document, signed by the owner of the animal or his or her agent and which specifies—

(a)the addresses (including the CPH number and the postcode) of the holdings from, and to which, the animal is being moved;

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

(c)the mark described in paragraph (2);

(d)the lot number in respect of an animal which is being moved from market; and

(e)the individual identification number in respect of the animal which is being moved to an assembly centre.

(2) The document shall also specify

(a)one of the following—

(i)the S Mark applied to the animal;

(ii)where there is no S Mark, the Origin Mark, or the mark applied under regulation 7(5) of the 2000 Regulations; or

(iii)where there is no mark as mentioned in sub-paragraphs (i) or (ii), the F Mark or the R Mark;

(iv)the individual identification number together with the mark which was applied at the same time as the individual identification number;

(b)any temporary mark in the case of an animal—

(i)being moved direct to a slaughterhouse,

(ii)being moved direct to a market for the purpose of sale for slaughter;

(iii)being moved to a collecting centre before being moved to a slaughterhouse;

(iv)returning direct to a holding from a market to which it had been sent for the purpose of sale for slaughter; or

(v)returning from temporary grazing land to the holding on which it was kept immediately prior to being moved to the temporary grazing land;

(c)where an animal is being moved to or from a show, the individual identification number together with the mark which was applied at the same time as the individual identification number; or

(d)where a ram or goat is being moved for breeding purposes in accordance with article 3(2)(b)(xviii), 3(2)(b)(xix), 3(3)(d), 3(3)(e), 3(3)(g) or 3(3)(h) of the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2002, the individual identification number together with the mark which was applied at the same time as the identification number.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in the case of an animal which is being moved—

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

(b)for the purposes of veterinary treatment, dipping or shearing;

(c)in the case of goats, for the purpose of being tattooed; or

(d)from premises in a sole occupancy group to other premises in the same group.

(4) When the animal arrives at its destination, the person moving the animal must give the document referred to in paragraph (1) above to the keeper at the holding of destination.

(5) The keeper at the holding of destination shall, within 3 days of the arrival of the animal there, send a copy of the document referred to in paragraph (1) to the local authority for the area in which the holding is situated.

(6) The keeper of an animal being moved outside Great Britain shall send a copy of the document referred to in paragraph (1) to the local authority for the area in which the premises from which the animal is being moved, are situated.

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