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

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Re-identification of animals identified under the previous Orders with a means of identification that does not contain a unique number

22.—(1) This article applies to animals identified under the previous Orders with a means of identification that does not contain a unique number.

(2) If—

(a)the means of identification becomes lost or illegible; or

(b)the animal is moved from a holding;

the animal must be re-identified in accordance with paragraphs (3) or (4).

(3) If the animal is on its holding of birth the keeper must re-identify the animal with—

(a)a new means of identification;

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

(c)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.

(4) If the animal is not on its holding of birth the keeper must re-identify the animal with—

(a)a new means of identification;

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

(c)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 an animal is re-identified by the means of identification referred to in paragraph (4) 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.

(6) If an animal is re-identified in accordance with paragraphs (3) or (4) the identification code on a new means of identification must be—

(a)the letters “UK”; and

(b)a 12 digit number in accordance with a numbering scheme prescribed by the Welsh Ministers.

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