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Pure-bred breeding animals: bovine species
The European Union harmonises the rules relating to intra-Community trade in pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species.
These measures define certain rules on trade in pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species so as to enable intra-Community trade in these animals to be progressively liberalised.
Any animal of the bovine species, including buffalo, whose parents or grandparents are entered or registered in a herd-book for the same breed and which is itself either entered or registered and likely to be entered is considered to be a pure-bred breeding animal.
The Standing Committee on Zootechnics determines, in accordance with a procedure described in the measures:
- performance monitoring methods and methods for assessing cattle's genetic value;
- the criteria governing the recognition of breeders' organisations and associations;
- the criteria governing the establishment of herd-books,
- the criteria governing entry in herd-books;
- the particulars to be shown in the pedigree certificate.
The Member States may require the production of pedigree certificates for intra-Community trade in pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species, and in the semen and embryos of such animals.
Pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species may not be imported from a third country unless they are accompanied by a pedigree certificate attesting their registration in the herd-book of the exporting third country.
|Act||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Directive 77/504/EEC||01.08.1977||01.01.1979||OJ L 206 of 12.08.1977|
|Amending act(s)||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Directive 79/268/EEC||08.03.1979||-||OJ L 62 of 13.03.1979|
|Directive 85/586/EEC||24.12.1985||01.01.1986||OJ L 372 of 31.12.1985|
|Directive 91/174/EEC||03.04.1991||01.01.1992||OJ L 85 of 05.04.1991|
|Directive 94/28/EC||12.07.1994||01.07.1995||OJ L 178 of 12.07.1994|
|Regulation (EC) No 807/2003||05.06.2003||-||OJ L 122 of 16.05.2003|