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1N.I.Examining the structure of the livestock industry and the livestock products industry.

2N.I.Encouraging the making of better arrangements for the movement or marketing of livestock and livestock products.

3N.I.Advising the Ministry on the classification and grading of the carcases of livestock.

4N.I.Advising the Ministry on the characteristics which livestock should possess in order to be readily marketable.

5N.I.Disseminating information in the livestock industry and livestock products industry about market prices for livestock (whether in Northern Ireland or elsewhere) and livestock products and about the trends of those prices and the requirements of markets for livestock and livestock products.

6N.I.Conducting market research, or causing such research to be conducted, into the requirements of markets (whether in Northern Ireland or elsewhere) for livestock and livestock products.

7(1)Improving and expanding trade in livestock produced in Northern Ireland and in livestock products so produced.N.I.

(2)In performing their functions under sub-paragraph (1), the Commission may act by themselves or may employ any other person to perform those functions in whole or in part.

8N.I.Giving advice and information to the Ministry on the efficient lay-out and operation of livestock auction markets and slaughterhouses.

9N.I.Carrying out such other functions in relation to the livestock and livestock products industries as the Ministry may specify in a direction to the Commission.

F1[10N.I.Encouraging scientific research with the aim of securing benefits to, and improvements in, the livestock and livestock products industries.]