Biosecurity (Animal Identification Systems) Amendment Regulations 2001

2001/308

Biosecurity (Animal Identification Systems) Amendment Regulations 2001


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.


Pursuant to section 165 of the Biosecurity Act 1993, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Requirement to use identification system for cattle for bovine tuberculosis control
  • Regulation 3 of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following subclause:

    • (5) Until 1 July 2004, this regulation does not apply to a cattle beast if—

      • (a) the cattle beast was born before 1 July 1999; and

      • (b) the cattle beast is being moved directly to a place of slaughter from its herd of origin or from the place or establishment at which it is being kept.

4 Requirement to use identification system for deer for bovine tuberculosis control
  • Regulation 4 of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following subclause:

    • (6) Until 1 July 2004, this regulation does not apply to a deer if—

      • (a) the deer was born before 1 July 1999; and

      • (b) the deer is being moved directly to a place of slaughter from its herd of origin or from the place or establishment at which it is being kept.

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 October 2001.


  • 1 SR 1999/125