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ISBN 978 0 7559 8241 7 (Web only publication)
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This guidance explains the new rules for sheep and goat identification and recording from 31 December 2009.
The guidance is designed to be a general guide to help you meet the requirements of the law, in relation to identification and traceability. It does not cover the full range of legal requirements that apply if you keep sheep or goats. You should make sure you keep and refer to any other publications sent by other Government agencies relating to Common Agricultural Policy payment schemes and animal health and veterinary developments.
Further copies of the guidance are available from:
Tel No: 0131 556 8400 Fax No: 0131 244 6641 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IntroductionWhat is electronic identification ( EID)?Getting startedWhat are the requirements?Animal categoriesDates for recording additional information in the holding register and movement documentSection 1: Identification - sheepSection 2: Identification - goatsSection 3: The holding registerSection 4: Movement documents ( MD)Section 5: Critical control point ( CCP) recordingSection 6: Exports and imports (intra-Community trade)Section 7: Sheep and goat identification inspectionsAnnex A: Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate OfficesAnnex B: Animal Health Divisional Offices
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