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

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PART 8Movement documents

Central database and movement document

24.—(1) The Welsh Ministers may appoint a person to operate a computerised central database to record animal movements capable of accepting notification of movements electronically.

(2) In this Part “notify” (“hysbysu”) means notify to the operator of the central database.

(3) Operators of slaughterhouses, markets, collection centres and assembly centres are approved as central points of recording by the Welsh Ministers and must notify movements of animals onto and off their premises electronically.

(4) Other keepers may notify movements of animals onto and off their premises electronically.

(5) When a keeper notifies a movement of an animal off their holding electronically they must enter the details required in Section C of the Annex to the Council Regulation, other than the keeper’s signature, onto the central database within 3 days of the movement.

(6) When the movement of animals identified in accordance with article 10 is notified electronically by the operator of a central point of recording the operator must additionally—

(a)enter onto the central database all individual identifiers for those animals; and

(b)include on the movement document the total number of animals identified with each herdmark or flockmark.

(7) Subject to paragraphs (8), (9) and (10) when a keeper moves an animal off their holding they must complete a movement document in accordance with Section C of the Annex to the Council Regulation and in a form approved by the Welsh Ministers and must provide the transporter with a copy.

(8) When a keeper notifies the movement of an animal off their holding electronically they need not sign the movement document.

(9) When a keeper notifies a movement off their holding electronically and the transporter is able to print off in transit a document in relation to all the animals transported giving—

(a)all the information required by paragraph (5); and

(b)in relation to the animals moved from markets, collection centres and assembly centres and identified in accordance with article 10, the information referred to in paragraph (6)(b),

the keeper need not complete a movement document.

(10) The identity of an animal may be recorded at the holding of destination if—

(a)the holding of destination is a central point of recording; and

(b)the animal is transported in accordance with Section C.2(a) of the Annex to the Council Regulation.

(11) Where an operator of a central point of recording has recorded the identity of an animal in accordance with paragraph (10), the operator must notify the keeper of the holding from which the animal was moved of the identity of the animal in accordance with Section C.2(c) of the Annex to the Council Regulation.

(12) A keeper onto whose holding an animal is moved must keep a copy of the movement document provided by the transporter of that animal for three years unless—

(a)the movement off the previous holding and the movement onto the keeper’s holding were notified electronically, or

(b)the keeper scans the movement document and retains an electronic copy for three years,

and the keeper must keep any copies in chronological order.

Supply of movement document

25.—(1) When an animal is moved onto a holding the transporter of that animal must give to the keeper at that holding—

(a)a copy of the movement document, or

(b)if, pursuant to article 24(9) there is no movement document, a printout of the information referred to in that article.

(2) An operator of a central point of recording must notify the central database operator of movements of animals onto and off their premises electronically within 3 days of the movement.

(3) Where a holding of destination is not a central point of recording the keeper on the holding of destination must notify the central database operator of the receipt of those animals, by any means permitted by the Welsh Ministers, within 3 days of receiving the animals.

(4) In the case of an animal moved from a holding to a port and intended for consignment outside Great Britain, the keeper at that holding must notify the central database operator of that movement, by any means permitted by the Welsh Ministers, within 3 days of moving the animal.

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