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GENERAL LICENCE FOR MOVEMENT OF CATTLE, SHEEP, GOATS AND OTHER RUMINATING ANIMALS (EXCEPT CAMELIDS) AND SWINE WITHIN SCOTLAND

In accordance with article 3(1)(a) of the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002 (as amended), the Scottish Ministers hereby authorise by this licence the movement of cattle, sheep, goats and other ruminating animals (except camelids) and swine within Scotland subject to both the following standard conditions and the further conditions contained in whichever of Annexes 1 to 4 to this licence applies in respect of the type of animal moved.

General

1. Prior to any movement, the owner/keeper shall inspect the animals to be moved for signs of any notifiable disease. If any evidence of any such disease is found it must be notified without delay to a veterinary inspector at the local Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) office. If any evidence of disease is found, no animal kept on the premises of departure may be moved under this licence.

2. This licence licenses the movement of an animal provided no other animal of the types listed above has moved onto the premises during the standstill period of  13 days (or 20 days  in the case of pigs[1]) prior to the intended movement, However where article 3(2)(b) of the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002 (as amended) applies, and the separation condition and the condition in article 3(2A) are met, the animal may be moved without the standstill period having been observed. 

3. This licence does not permit the movement of any animal from a slaughterhouse, unless the animal in question is moving directly to another slaughterhouse.

 Movement

4. All movements are subject to the requirements of the Welfare of Animals (Transport)(Scotland) Regulations 2006 (as amended).

5. Any vehicle used for movement of animals must be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected before and after movement in compliance with the requirements of the Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2005.

6. Where a movement under this licence is continued into England under the authority of a licence issued under the Disease Control (England) Order 2003 (as amended), or where a movement under the authority of a licence issued under that Order is continued into Scotland, the continuation of that movement is permitted on the conditions of the English licence or this licence respectively.

7. This licence does not permit the movement of any animal to a market if it has been presented at a market within the previous 13 days (20 days for pigs), or an English or Welsh market within the previous 6 days (20 days for pigs), except for any animal marketed in a livestock market in any of the Scottish Island areas.

8. This licence comes into force on the 9 January 2018 and replaces that issued on 2 April 2013. However, the general licence issued on 2 April 2013 continues to apply where the movement commenced prior to 9 January 2018 and the conditions of that licence continue to apply in respect of such a movement.

9. This licence is without prejudice to any specific licence issued by the Scottish Ministers under article 3(1)(a) of the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002 (as amended).

10. This licence shall not permit any movement by any owner/keeper who has been notified by the Scottish Ministers in writing that they are excluded from the application of this licence. The Scottish Ministers may withdraw such an exclusion at any time.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS MAY RENDER A PERSON LIABLE TO EXCLUSION FROM AUTHORISATION BY THIS LICENCE IN TERMS OF CONDITION 10 ABOVE AND LIABLE TO PROSECUTION AND HEAVY PENALTIES ON CONVICTION

Signed on Behalf of the Scottish Ministers

Sheila Voas

09 January 2018

 

Annex 1

CATTLE

 1. Identification and movement records must be kept in accordance with the requirements of the Cattle Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (as amended);

 2. Notification of movements must be made in accordance with the above Regulations and to the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS), Curwen Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA95 1BB (tel: 0845 050 1234: e-mail: bcms-enquiries@defra.gsi.gov.uk) within 3 days of movement.

Web address: https://secure.services.defra.gov.uk/wps/portal/ctso

3.  Cattle must not be moved in circumstances where tuberculosis testing has been carried out and (i) the results have not yet been read, (ii) the test results are positive, or (iii) the test results are inconclusive.  (Movements may, however, still be permitted if a licence has been issued by a veterinary inspector under the Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 2007).

Cattle Born Before 1 August 1996

 4(i). From 1 March 2011 all cattle born or reared in Scotland before 1 August 1996 are restricted to the holding they were on at that time.  The notice restricting the movement of these cattle has been made under regulation 15 of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2010.

 (ii). There may however, be exceptional circumstances where a keeper needs to move an animal.  In these cases, keepers must apply to Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) for a movement licence.

APHA

Specialist Services Centre

Business Support

Whittington Road

Worcester

WR5 2LQ

Tel No: 0845 6014858

Email: AHspecialistservicecentreworcester@apha.gsi.gov.uk

(iii). A movement licence must be obtained before an animal is moved from its current holding.  Each request for a movement licence will be considered on a case by case basis, but movements to markets or dealers will not be permitted.

 Further information on the requirements for the movement of Cattle can be found in section 5 of the Cattle Keeper's Handbook.

 

[1] The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1995

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Annex 2

SHEEP AND GOATS

 1. Identification and movement records must be kept in accordance with the requirements of: The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (Scotland) Order 2009

 2. Where notification of movement to the Scottish Animal Movements Unit (SAMU), Government Buildings, 161 Brooms Road, Dumfries, DG1 3ES (tel: 0845 6017597; fax: 01387 274457 email: samu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk is required, the notification must be made within 3 days of movement.

 3. Where sheep have moved through a market, the operator of that market must notify such movements within 3 days of the date on which the market is held.

 Further information on the requirements for the movement of Sheep can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/02/08120157/17

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Annex 3

 PIGS AND WILDBOAR

 1. Identification and movement records must be kept in accordance with the requirements of: The Pig (Records, Identification and Movement) (Scotland) Order 2011 (as amended).

 2. Notification of movements must be made within 3 days in accordance with the requirements of The Pig (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 2011 (as amended), in particular article 12. Where a pig moves to a new holding from a show the new keeper must notify the movement to Scottish Ministers, within a period of 3 days commencing on the day of the move from the show.

 Further information on the requirements for the movement of Pigs can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/10/28142522/13

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Annex 4

DEER, ALPACAS, GUANACOS, LLAMA AND VICUNAS

 1. Identification of deer, alpacas, guanacos, llamas and vicuñas

 Deer, alpacas, guanacos, llamas and vicuñas must be identified as required by the Tuberculosis in Specified Animals (Scotland) Order 2015.

2. Restriction of movement of deer, alpacas, guanacos, llamas and vicuñas following testing

Deer, alpacas, guanacos, llamas and vicuñas must not be moved in circumstances where tuberculosis testing has been carried out and (i) the results have not yet been read, (ii) the test results have been positive or (iii) the test results have been inconclusive.  Movement may, however, be permitted if a licence has been issued by a veterinary inspector authorising movement under the Tuberculosis in Specified Animals (Scotland) Order 2015.

Report of a movement of  deer, alpacas, guanacos, llamas and vicuñas- Owner/keeper's declaration

The owner or keeper must complete the following declaration which must be retained on the premises of departure for six months.

 I,………………………………………………………(full name of owner/keeper of Animals to be moved)

of………………………………………………………………... …..………………………………………………………………………………………

(address of owner/keeper) hereby certify that I have dispatched a consignment of deer/alpacas/guacanos/llamas/vicuñas* from:

 Address of premises of departure:…………………………………………...................  ………………………………………………………………………………………….

CPH of premises of departure:………………………………………………………….

to

Address of premises of destination:……………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………….

 CPH of premises of destination:………………………………………………………..

 On………………………………………. (insert date)

 I certify that the premises of departure listed above did / did not* contain any cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, alpacas, guanacos, llamas or vicuñas on the date of departure.

 Signed:……………………………………………….

 Date:…………………………………….

 (*delete where applicable).

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