S.I. No. 52/2012 - Livestock Marts Act 1967 (Identification of Seller) Regulations 2011.
Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 21st February, 2012.
I, SIMON COVENEY, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 6 of the Livestock Marts Act 1967 (No. 20 of 1967) as adapted by the Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 455 of 2011 ), hereby make the following Regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Livestock Marts Act 1967 (Identification of Seller) Regulations 2011 and come into operation on 17 February 2012.
2. In these Regulations-
“dealer” means any natural or legal person who buys and sells bovines commercially either directly or indirectly, who has a regular turnover of bovines and who within a maximum of 30 days of buying bovines sells them or relocates them from one premises to another that is not within his or her ownership;
“sell” includes offer, expose or keep for sale, invite an offer to buy, or distribute for reward or otherwise (whether directly or through another person).
3. A person who carries out the business of a livestock mart, his or her servants or agents shall not sell or cause or permit another person to sell a bovine at a place where the business of the livestock mart is carried out unless, in advance of and during the sale-
(a) the name and full address of the owner and the person in whose name the herd from which the bovine is being offered for sale is registered;
(b) if the bovine has been tested for tuberculosis in ruminating animals, the month and year of the most recent test, and
(c) if the bovine is offered for sale by or on behalf of a dealer, a statement of that fact,
is placed on view by means of an electronic visual display that is clearly legible to each person present at, or in the immediate vicinity of, the sales ring where the bovine is being offered for sale.
4. A person shall not bring a bovine animal to a place where the business of a livestock mart is carried out or have a bovine animal in his or her possession or under his or her control at that place unless Regulations 8 and 9 of the European Communities (Identification and Registration of Bovine Animals) Regulations 2009 ( S.I. No. 77 of 2009 ) have been complied with.
5. The Livestock Marts (Date of Test and Identification of Seller) Regulations 2002 ( S.I. No. 188 of 2002 ) are revoked.
GIVEN under My Official Seal,
15 February 2012.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)
These Regulations require that a livestock mart publicly identifies the name and address of the owner of cattle being offered for sale, if the bovine is offered for sale by or on behalf of a dealer, a statement of that fact and, where applicable, the most recent TB test date by means of electronic visual display in advance of and during sale.