This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Biosecurity (Animal Identification Systems) Regulations 1999.
Those regulations, in the interests of bovine tuberculosis control, require the tagging of cattle and deer before they are moved from their herd or the place where they are being held. Until 1 July 2001 there was an exemption from this requirement for cattle and deer born before 1 July 1999.
These regulations provide a limited extension of that exemption, until 1 July 2004, in the case of cattle or deer that are being moved directly to a place of slaughter from their herd, farm, or other place where they are being kept.