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The Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2002

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1.—(1) This Order is called the Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2002 and applies to Wales only.

(2) This Order comes into force on 21st March 2002 at 2.00 pm.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order “the principal Order” means the Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (Wales) Order 2002(1).

Amendment of article 2

3.—(1) Article 2(1) of the principal Order is amended in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(2) The words “unless the context otherwise requires” are deleted.

(3) Before the definition of “collecting centre” there is inserted the following—

“assembly centre” means an assembly centre approved by the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with regulation 12(2) of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) Regulation 2000(2);

(4) In the definition of “collecting centre” after “for the trading of animals” there is inserted “and not including an assembly centre”.

(5) After the definition of “sole occupancy group” there is inserted the following—

“temporary grazing land” means land to which sheep are moved for a temporary period for the purpose of being fed or pastured but which is not part of the holding where the sheep are usually kept:

Amendment of article 4

4.—(1) Article 4 of the principal Order is amended in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(2) In article 4(1) for “other than a” there is substituted “other than an assembly centre,”.

(3) In article 4(2)(f) the word “and” is deleted.

(4) After article 4(2)(f) there is inserted the following—

(ff)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); and.

(5) After article 4(5) there is inserted the following—

(5A) 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, cross-reference the X Mark and the individual identification number applied at the same time as the X Mark, with the Mark which has been recorded under paragraph (2)(c) and with the individual identification number recorded under paragraph (2) (ff);

(b)where the X Mark is applied at a holding other than an assembly centre, cross-reference the X Mark and the individual identification number applied at the same time as the X Mark, with the Mark recorded under paragraph(2)(c)..

Amendment of article 5

5.—(1) Article 5 of the principal Order is amended in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(2) In article 5(1) for “other than a” there is substituted “other than an assembly centre,”.

(3) In article 5(2)(f) the word “and” is deleted.

(4) After article 5(2)(f) there is inserted the following—

(ff)In the case of a goat being moved to an assembly centre, the individual identification number (if more than one, the latest individual identification number applied); and

(5) After article 5(5) there is inserted the following—

(5A) When a keeper marks a goat with an X Mark, he or she shall within 36 hours—

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

(b)where the X Mark is applied at a holding other than an assembly centre, cross-reference the X Mark and the individual identification number applied at the same time as the X Mark with the Mark recorded under paragraph(2)(c)..

Amendment of article 6

6.—(1) Article 6 is of the principal Order amended in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(2) For article 6(10) there is substituted the following—

(10) A number shall not fail to be an “individual identification number” by reason only that it is not applied to the same eartag as the Origin Mark, S Mark, F Mark, R Mark or X Mark where—

(a)the number was applied in part of the British Islands outside Wales under legislation in force in that part; or

(b)the number was applied in Wales before the relevant date..

(3) In article 6(11) the word “either” is deleted and after “sale for slaughter” there is added “or returns to the holding from temporary grazing land”.

Amendment of article 9

7.—(1) Article 9 of the principal Order is amended in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(2) In article 9(2)(i) the word “or” is deleted.

(3) After article 9(2)(j) there is inserted the following—

or

(k)a sheep is marked with a temporary mark and is returning from temporary grazing land to the holding on which it was kept immediately prior to being moved to the temporary grazing land..

(4) After article 9(3) there is inserted the following—

(3A) (a) A person shall not move an animal to an assembly centre unless the animal is marked in accordance with one or more of the following sub-paragraphs:

(i)with an Origin Mark and with an individual identification number;

(ii)with an S Mark and with an individual identification number;

(iii)with an F Mark and with an individual identification number;

(iv)with a mark applied under the Sheep and Goats (Identification) (Wales) Regulations 2000(3) and with an individual identification number.

(b)Paragraph (1) shall not apply in respect of an animal which is being moved in accordance with sub-paragraph (a).

(5) For article 9(4)(a) there is substituted the following—

(4) (a) A person shall not move an animal to premises outside Great Britain unless it is marked in accordance with one or more of the following sub-paragraphs—

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

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

(iii)with an X Mark and with an individual identification number that was applied at the same time as the X Mark.

Amendment of article 12

8.—(1) Article 12 of the principal Order is amended in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(2) In article 12(1)(c) the word “and” is deleted.

(3) After article 12(1)(d) there is inserted

and

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

(4) In article 12(2)(c)(iii) and in article 12(3)(c) the word “or” is deleted.

(5) After article 12(2)(c)(iv) there is inserted the following—

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.

(6) After article 12(3)(d) there is inserted the following—

or”

(e)to premises outside Great Britain..

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(4)

Dafydd Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

21 March 2002 at 13.45

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