3. Persons who may use registered brands or earmarks
(1) For the purposes of section 8(3) of the Act ¾
(a) the persons who may use a brand or earmark registered by the Registrar are ¾
(i) veterinary officers and stock inspectors employed by the Department of Agriculture;
(ii) veterinary surgeons who, for the purpose of this regulation, have been approved by the Chief Inspector of Stock appointed under the Stock Diseases (Regulations) Act 1968; and
(iii) any person given written approval by the Registrar to use the brand or earmark, if that approval has not been cancelled under subregulation (1a);
(b) the circumstances in which a brand or earmark referred to in section 8(3) of the Act may be used are ¾
(i) any circumstances relating to the monitoring, control or eradication of stock diseases; and
(ii) any circumstances relating to the conduct of research programmes in respect of stock.
(1a) The Registrar may give written notice to a person referred to in subparagraph (iii) of subregulation (1)(a) that cancels the approval given to the person under that subparagraph to use a brand or earmark.
(2) A person, not being a person referred to in subregulation (1), who uses a brand or earmark registered by the Registrar for use in connection with the monitoring, control or eradication of stock diseases or the conduct of research programmes in respect of stock commits an offence against these regulations.
[Regulation 3 amended in Gazette 3 Apr 1987 p. 1263; 2 May 1995 p. 1651-2.]