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

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Sheep records

4.—(1) Any person keeping sheep on a holding (other than an assembly centre, market, show, slaughterhouse or collecting centre) must record, on or before 31st January in each year, the number of sheep on that holding on 1st January of that year.

(2) Within 36 hours of a sheep being moved onto or off a holding, the keeper must record—

(a)the date of movement;

(b)the total number of sheep moved;

(c)one of the following marks—

(i)the latest S Mark applied to the sheep;

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

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

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

(d)in the case of a sheep moved onto the holding, the address of the holding from which it came; in the case of a sheep being moved off the holding, the address of the holding to which it is going;

(e)in the case of sheep moved from a market, the lot number allocated at the market;

(f)in the case of sheep 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;

(g)in the case of a sheep being moved to an assembly centre, the individual identification number (if more than one, the latest individual identification number applied to it);

(h)in the case of sheep being moved to a destination outside Great Britain, one of the following—

(i)an Origin Mark which includes the letters “UK”, and the individual identification number,

(ii)an F Mark which includes the letters “UK”, and the individual identification number, or

(iii)an X Mark and the individual identification number; and

(i)in the case of a ram that is identified, marked or tagged with an individual identification number for the purposes of article 3(2)(b)(xviii), 3(3)(d), 3(3)(g) or 3(3)(h) of the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2002, that individual identification number together with the mark which was applied at the same time as that number.

(3) Paragraph (2)(c) shall not apply in the case of a sheep—

(a)moved direct to a slaughterhouse;

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

(c)moved to a collecting centre before being moved to a slaughterhouse; or

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

provided the keeper records the temporary mark applied to the sheep.

(4) In the case of a sheep being sold without being moved onto or off a holding, the vendor must record, within 36 hours of the sale—

(a)the date of the sale;

(b)the number of sheep sold; and

(c)the name and address of the purchaser.

(5) In the case of a sheep marked in accordance with article 11 or re-marked in accordance with article 13(2)(b) or (c), the keeper must, within 36 hours of marking or re-marking the sheep (as the case may be), record the new sheep flockmark and the previous one, if known.

(6) When a keeper marks a sheep with an X Mark, he or she shall within 36 hours—

(a)where the X Mark is applied at an assembly centre, make a record of the X Mark and the individual identification number applied at the same time as the X Mark, cross-referenced with the mark which has been recorded under paragraph (2)(c) and with the individual identification number recorded under paragraph (2)(g); and

(b)where the X Mark is applied at a holding other than an assembly centre, make a record of the X Mark and the individual identification number applied at the same time as the X Mark, cross-referenced with the mark which has been recorded under paragraph 2(c).

(7) The person making a record under this article must retain the record for a period of six years.

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