Diseases of Animals (Pigs, Goats and Sheep Registration, Identification and Movement) (Jersey) Order 2007

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Diseases of Animals (Pigs, Goats and Sheep Registration, Identification and Movement) (Jersey) Order 2007

Revised Edition

02.400.60

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Diseases of Animals (Pigs, Goats and Sheep Registration, Identification and Movement) (Jersey) Order 2007

Arrangement

Article

1            Interpretation

2            Notification of holdings

3            Keeper to keep register

4            Animals to have ear tags

5            Identification of animals moved off a holding

6            Movement of pigs, goats and sheep for export

7            Removal, defacing or replacement of an ear tag

7A            Use of microchips

7B            Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust may use microchips

8            Citation

Supporting Documents

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Table of Endnote References



Diseases of Animals (Pigs, Goats and Sheep Registration, Identification and Movement) (Jersey) Order 2007

THE MINISTER FOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT, in pursuance of Articles 3, 10(e), 13, 14 and 42 of the Diseases of Animals (Jersey) Law 1956[1], orders as follows –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1      Interpretation

In this Order –

“holding number”, in respect of a holding, means the alpha numeric code for the pigs, goats or sheep on the holding;

“holding” means –

(a)     an establishment;

(b)     a construction; or

(c)     in the case of an open air farm, a place,

in which pigs, goats or sheep are held, kept or handled;

“keeper” means a person having the care and control of pigs, goats or sheep, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, but does not include a person who only transports them;

“officially recognized” means recognized by the administration of a place outside Jersey, being the administration responsible for ensuring that the requirements in that place for the identification of pigs, goats and sheep are enforced, or for supervising the enforcement of those requirements, where those requirements correspond substantially with the identification requirements of this Order;

“species identifier” means a 2 digit number that identifies an animal as a pig, a goat or a sheep.[2]

2      Notification of holdings

(1)    The keeper of the animals on a holding must provide his or her name, contact details, including address, and, if different, the address of the holding to the Minister.

(2)    The notification must be given on a form provided or approved for the purpose by the Minister.

(3)    When the Minister receives the notification the Minister shall issue the keeper with a holding number that identifies the holding.

(4)    If the keeper of the animals on a holding changes, the new keeper (whether or not he or she is already a registered keeper) must notify the Minister of the change within 28 days.

3      Keeper to keep register

(1)    The keeper on a holding must keep a register in a form approved for the purpose by the Minister.

(2)    The keeper must record in the register –

(a)     the date any pig, goat or sheep is born on the holding and the number on the ear tags assigned to its dam;

(b)     the date any pig, goat or sheep is slaughtered or dies (and, if known, the cause of death) on the holding and, if it had ear tags, the number on the ear tags assigned to the animal;

(c)     the date any pig, goat or sheep on the holding is fitted with ear tags and the number on the ear tags assigned to the animal;

(d)     the date any pig, goat or sheep is removed from the holding, the number on the ear tags assigned to the animal if it had ear tags and details of where the animal is moved to (for example, to a show, to the abattoir, to overseas or to another holding);

(e)     the date any pig, goat or sheep is moved on to the holding, the number on the ear tags assigned to the animal if it had ear tags and details of where the animal has come from (for example, from a show, from overseas or from another holding);

(f)     the date any ear tags on a pig, goat or sheep on the holding are replaced and the number on the new ear tags assigned to the animal (cross referenced to the number on its previous ear tags).[3]

(2A)      A reference in paragraph (2)(b), (d) or (e) to ear tags assigned to an animal includes one or more ear tags assigned to the animal in a place outside Jersey if the latter ear tags –

(a)     remained fitted to the animal on the date referred to in that sub-paragraph; and

(b)     were officially recognized in that place.[4]

(3)    Where the holding is the abattoir, the keeper must record in the register –

(a)     the date on which any pig with only a slapmark is moved on to the abattoir for slaughter;

(b)     the holding number on its slapmark;

(c)     the name and address of the consignee of the animal;

(d)     the date the animal was slaughtered (or if it died before being slaughtered, details of its death or if it was moved and not slaughtered why it was moved and not slaughtered and where it was moved to).

(4)    An entry must be made in the register as soon as reasonably practicable after the happening of the recordable event but, in any case, within the 36 hours after the event.

(5)    If –

(a)     an ear tag of a pig, goat or sheep is replaced; and

(b)     the number on the replacement ear tag is different from the number on the ear tag so replaced,

the keeper must record in the register the date on which the tag was replaced and the number assigned to the animal on the replacement tag.[5]

(6)    The keeper must –

(a)     retain an entry in the register for 6 years after the entry is made; and

(b)     make the register available to an inspector upon request.

4      Animals to have ear tags

(1)    Except where Article 5(3) applies, the keeper of a pig, goat, or sheep, that is more than 6 months old must ensure that an ear tag is fitted to the animal in a position where it may clearly be seen.[6]

(1A)      Paragraph (1) is not satisfied in respect of an animal (whether born in Jersey or imported into Jersey) unless there is an ear tag –

(a)     in each ear of the animal, if the tags were fitted –

(i)     in Jersey, or

(ii)    in a place outside Jersey where such an animal was, at the time when the ear tags were fitted, required to have 2 ear tags; or

(b)     in at least one ear of the animal, if the tag was fitted in a place outside Jersey where such an animal was required to have an ear tag, and it was sufficient there, at the time when the ear tag was fitted, for the animal to have only one ear tag.[7]

(1B)      An ear tag for an animal must –

(a)     if fitted to the animal in Jersey, show the letters ‘UK’ and the Jersey area code ‘03’; or

(b)     if fitted to the animal in a place outside Jersey, be officially recognized at the time of fitting and show letters or codes (or both letters and codes) that identify that place.[8]

(2)    An ear tag for an animal must also show –

(a)     the holding number of the holding where the animal was kept at the time when the ear tags were fitted;

(b)     a unique individual identification number for the animal; and

(c)     a species identifier for the animal, if the tag was fitted in Jersey.[9]

(3)    An ear tag must be –

(a)     easy to read during the animal’s lifetime;

(b)     made of either metal or plastic or a combination of metal and plastic;

(c)     tamper-resistant;

(d)     incapable of re-use;

(e)     sufficiently heat-resistant that neither the ear tag nor the information printed or stamped on it can be damaged by the processing of the carcase following slaughter; and

(f)     designed to remain attached to the animal’s ear without harming it.

(4)    A keeper may add further information to an ear tag, so long as the further information is clearly distinguished from the information required under this Article.

5      Identification of animals moved off a holding[10]

(1)    A person must not move a pig, goat or sheep off a holding unless Article 4 is satisfied in respect of the animal at the time when the animal is so moved.

(2)    For the purposes of paragraph (1), Article 4 shall be read as if paragraph (1) of that Article were as follows –

‘(1)    Except where Article 5(3) applies, the keeper of a pig, goat, or sheep must ensure that an ear tag is fitted to the animal in a position where it may clearly be seen.’.

(3)    Despite paragraph (1), an animal may be moved off a holding direct to the abattoir if both the following requirements are satisfied –

(a)     the animal is less than 12 months old;

(b)     the animal –

(i)     if a goat or sheep, has in at least one ear an ear tag that satisfies the requirements of Article 4(1B) and (2)(a) in respect of the animal, or

(ii)    if a pig, has in at least one ear an ear tag that satisfies the requirements of Article 4(1B) and (2)(a) in respect of the animal or has a slapmark on both shoulders that shows the holding number for the holding.

6      Movement of pigs, goats and sheep for export

(1)    A person who transports pigs, goats or sheep from a holding for export must carry a document, signed by the keeper of the holding of departure, that specifies –

(a)     the address of the holdings from which the animals are being moved;

(b)     the country to which they are being exported;

(c)     the date of the movement;

(d)     any identification mark of each of the animals; and

(e)     the number of animals being moved.

(2)    A person who is transporting pigs, goats or sheep from a holding for export must produce the document mentioned in paragraph (1) to an inspector upon request.

(3)    In this Article, the identification mark in respect of an animal means –

(a)     the holding number;

(b)     the species identifier; and

(c)     its unique individual identification number,

as shown on any ear tag on the animal.

7      Removal, defacing or replacement of an ear tag[11]

(1)    A person must not remove, deface or replace an ear tag fitted to a pig, goat or sheep, being an ear tag that –

(a)     under Article 4(1), the animal’s keeper is required to ensure is fitted to the animal; or

(b)     must be fitted to the animal in order to satisfy Article 5,

unless –

(i)     in the case of the removal of the ear tag, the removal is necessary for the welfare of the animal to which the tag is fitted or the Veterinary Officer has authorized the removal;

(ii)    in the case of the defacement of the ear tag, the Veterinary Officer has authorized the defacement; or

(iii)   in the case of the replacement of the ear tag, the replacement is required by paragraph (2) or (3) or the Veterinary Officer has authorized the replacement.

(2)    If an ear tag on a pig, goat or sheep –

(a)     becomes illegible;

(b)     is removed; or

(c)     is lost,

the keeper of the animal must replace the tag as soon as practical and in any event within 28 days.

(3)    If –

(a)     an ear tag of a pig, goat or sheep is replaced; and

(b)     the number on the replacement ear tag is different from the number on the ear tag so replaced,

the keeper must ensure that, where the animal is required under this Order to have 2 ear tags, they are both replaced and so both have the same number.

7A      Use of microchips[12]

Where, in this Order, there is a reference to two ear tags or to a second ear tag, the reference extends to there being, instead of one of the two ear tags, or of the second ear tag, an electronic identification device that contains substantially the same information as the tag would be required to contain (whether or not the device contains additional information, whether or not the device is in an ear of the relevant animal, and whether or not the device is in an ear tag).

7B      Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust may use microchips[13]

(1)    In respect of an animal to which this Article applies –

(a)     a requirement under this Order that the keeper of the animal ensure that the animal is fitted with one or more ear tags may be satisfied if the animal is fitted with a single electronic identification device containing a unique number in respect of the animal (whether or not the device contains additional information, whether or not the device is in an ear of the animal, and whether or not the device is in an ear tag);

(b)     a reference in this Order to one or more ear tags includes a reference to a single electronic identification device (whether or not the device is in an ear tag and whether or not the device is in an ear of the animal); and

(c)     a reference in this Order to the showing of information includes, in the case of an electronic identification device, a reference to the containing of a unique number in respect of the animal.

(2)    This Article applies to a pig, goat, or sheep, in respect of which Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is the keeper.

8      Citation

This Order may be cited as the Diseases of Animals (Pigs, Goats and Sheep Registration, Identification and Movement) (Jersey) Order 2007.



Endnotes

Table of Legislation History



Legislation



Year and No



Commencement



Diseases of Animals (Pigs, Goats and Sheep Registration, Identification and Movement) (Jersey) Order 2007



R&O.180/2007



1 January 2008, Articles 1, 2 and 9
18 January 2008, Articles 3 and 7
1 April 2008, remaining Articles



Diseases of Animals (Pigs, Goats and Sheep Registration, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2010



R&O.10/2010



5 February 2010



Table of Renumbered Provisions



Original



Current



9



Spent, omitted



Table of Endnote References



[1]



chapter 02.400



[2] Article 1



amended by R&O.10/2010



[3] Article 3(2)



amended by R&O.10/2010



[4] Article 3(2A)



inserted by R&O.10/2010



[5] Article 3(5)



substituted by R&O.10/2010



[6] Article 4(1)



substituted by R&O.10/2010



[7] Article 4(1A)



inserted by R&O.10/2010



[8] Article 4(1B)



inserted by R&O.10/2010



[9] Article 4(2)



substituted by R&O.10/2010



[10] Article 5



substituted by R&O.10/2010



[11] Article 7



substituted by R&O.10/2010



[12] Article 7A



inserted by R&O.10/2010



[13] Article 7B



inserted by R&O.10/2010
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