Stock (Identification and Movement) Regulations 1972



    5. Age marks for sheep

    (1) The proprietor of any sheep who is also the breeder of the sheep may earmark the sheep to denote the year of the birth of the sheep by an earmark, called an age mark, on the off or right ear for female sheep and on the near or left ear for male sheep, but an age mark shall not be made except during the period of 3 months immediately succeeding the expiration of the year to which the age mark relates.

    (2) The age mark for sheep

    (a) lambed in 1995 and every sixth year after that year shall consist of 3 notches on the back (bottom) of the ear;

    (b) lambed in 1996 and every sixth year after that year shall consist of one notch on the front (top) of the ear;

    (c) lambed in 1997 and every sixth year after that year shall consist of 2 notches on the front (top) of the ear;

    (d) lambed in 1998 and every sixth year after that year shall consist of 3 notches on the front (top) of the ear;

    (e) lambed in 1999 and every sixth year after that year shall consist of one notch on the back (bottom) of the ear; and

    (f) lambed in 2000 and every sixth year after that year shall consist of 2 notches on the back (bottom) of the ear.

    [Regulation 5 amended in Gazette 2 May 1995 p. 1653.]



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