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Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

1970 CHAPTER 20

An Act to enable provision to be made for agricultural training; to amend or repeal certain enactments relating to noxious weeds, diseases of bees and animals, agricultural marketing, seeds and loans for agricultural and fishery development; to make further provision in connection with the dehorning of cattle; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[9th July 1970]

S.1 inserts s.5(2A)(2B) in 1949 c.2 (NI).

S.2 rep. by 1977 NI 1

S.3 rep. by 1980 NI 7

Ss.4, 5 rep. by 1981 NI 22.

S.6 rep. by 1975 NI 3

S.7 amends ss.1, 3, 6, 16, 22 of 1962 c.13 (NI).

Ss.8, 9 rep. in relation to the Milk Marketing Board (SR 1989/47) and the Pigs Marketing Board (SR 1984/422) by 1982 NI 12

S.10 amends ss.1, 2 of 1965 c.22 (NI).

S.11 amends ss.6, 7 of 1968 c.21 (NI)

N.I.Dehorning of cattle

12Prohibition of exposure for sale, etc., of cattle recently dehorned.N.I.

(1)Cattle bearing unhealed wounds which appear to have resulted from the removal of their horns shall not be—

(a)exposed for sale in any market or fair or sale-yard or other public or private place where animals are commonly offered or exposed for sale; or

(b)brought to any slaughter-house.

(2)If subsection (1) is contravened with respect to any cattle, the owner of the cattle shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F1 level 3 on the standard scale] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both.

(3)In this section—


S.13 rep. by SLR 1976

14Short title and commencement.N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1970.