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The Cattle Identification (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 2Registration of cattle

Registration

1.  It is an offence to fail to register an animal in accordance with this Schedule.

Method of registration

2.—(1) An application to register an animal must be made to the National Assembly.

(2) Registration is by means of an application for a passport.

(3) The application must be made—

(a)using the National Assembly’s interactive website;

(b)using software approved by the National Assembly; or

(c)in writing, using the application form provided by the National Assembly,

and must provide all the required information.

Registration of birth

3.—(1) When a calf is born its keeper must register it within 7 days from the date it is tagged (or, in the case of a dairy herd, from the date on which the second ear tag is applied to the animal).

(2) In the case of bison, the time limit for registration is 7 days from the birth of the calf, whether or not the animal has been tagged, and the application must state the tag number intended to be used for the animal.

Registration of cattle brought in from another member State etc.

4.—(1) If cattle are brought in from another member State, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Northern Ireland, the keeper must, within 15 days of an animal arriving at the holding of destination—

(a)register it with the National Assembly, and

(b)surrender its cattle passport (if any) to the National Assembly.

(2) If cattle are brought in from a place specified in paragraph (1) and the holding of destination is a market or a showground, the provisions of paragraph (1) do not apply until the animal reaches a holding that is not a market or a showground.

(3) The requirement to register does not apply in relation to cattle at a slaughterhouse.

Cattle from outside the European Union

5.—(1) In the case of cattle imported from outside the European Union the keeper must register an animal within 15 days from the date that the animal must be tagged in accordance with the first paragraph of Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No. 1760/2000.

(2) The requirement to register does not apply in relation to cattle at a slaughterhouse.

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