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The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (Wales) Order 2015

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Replacement of an identification mark on a single tagged animal

21.—(1) This article applies where the means of identification or older means of identification on a single-identified animal is lost or illegible.

(2) In this article “single-identified animal” (“anifail sydd â ffurf adnabod sengl”) means an animal identified with only one older means of identification containing a unique number applied under the previous Orders.

(3) If a keeper is replacing a lost or illegible tag on an animal born after 9 July 2005 a new or replacement means of identification must be an identification tag and not a tattoo.

(4) If the animal is on its holding of birth the keeper must replace the missing or illegible means of identification with a—

(a)means of identification bearing the same unique number as the lost or illegible means of identification;

(b)a new means of identification;

(c)two non-electronic means of identification, both bearing the same number; or

(d)the means of identification specified in Article 4(1) (first paragraph), Article 4(2)(a) and (b) and Article 9(3) of the Council Regulation.

(5) If the animal is not on its holding of birth, the keeper may replace the missing or illegible means of identification with—

(a)means of identification bearing the same unique number as the lost or illegible means of identification;

(b)a replacement means of identification;

(c)two non-electronic means of identification, both bearing the same number; or

(d)the means of identification specified in Article 4(1) (first paragraph), Article 4(2)(a) and (b) and Article 9(3) of the Council Regulation.

(6) If an animal is re-identified by the means of identification referred to in paragraph (5)(b) to (d) the keeper must record information about the replacement including the full identification code on the replacement and record the letters or flockmark or herdmark on the original means of identification, if known, within the holding register.

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