Stock (Identification and Movement) Regulations 1972



    7A. Brands and marks for ostriches

    (1) In this regulation

    }Breed Society mark~, in relation to an ostrich, means the mark registered by a Breed Society as the mark of the proprietor of the ostrich.

    (2) An ostrich that is 6 months or over or is one metre high or over must be marked by means of a neck tag or a metal or plastic leg band.

    (3) The neck tag or leg band must

    (a) be clearly embossed with the letters and numeral of the registered brand or the Breed Society mark of the proprietor of the ostrich;

    (b) be manufactured by a person who holds an approval under subregulation (9); and

    (c) be identical with the approved sample in all material respects.

    (4) A neck tag must be secured to the base of the neck above the feather line of the ostrich.

    (5) A leg band must be secured to a leg of the ostrich.

    (6) The proprietor of ostriches shall apply to the Registrar for a registered brand for the ostriches.

    (7) The Registrar may register as the proprietor's brand a brand allocated by the Registrar that consists of 2 letters and a numeral.

    (8) If a proprietor has ostriches on 2 or more runs, the proprietor may apply under regulation 14 for a different registered brand for use on each of the runs.

    (9) A person must not manufacture a neck tag or a metal or plastic leg band for use in the marking of ostriches unless

    (a) the person has first submitted a sample of the tag or band to the Registrar for inspection and the Registrar has approved of the sample; and

    (b) the tag or band is identical in type to that sample.

    (10) If an ostrich chick is transported or moved from the premises where it was incubated, the chick must be transported or moved in a box bearing the registered brand or Breed Society mark of the proprietor of the chick.

    (11) If an ostrich which is not marked by means of a neck tag or a metal or plastic band is transported or moved from one place to another place by any means, the ostrich must be transported or moved in a container bearing the registered brand or Breed Society mark of the proprietor of the ostrich.

    (12) This regulation does not prevent a proprietor of an ostrich from marking the ostrich by means of a neck tag or a leg band marked with any Arabic numerals

    (a) to denote the year of the birth of the ostrich; or

    (b) as a cullmark.

    (13) If a proprietor of an ostrich marks the ostrich with a neck tag or a leg band

    (a) to denote the year of the birth of the ostrich; or

    (b) as a cullmark,

    the mark must not be on the same side of the tag or band as the proprietor's registered brand or Breed Society mark.

    (14) This regulation does not prevent a proprietor of an ostrich from using a microchip to identify the ostrich.

    [Regulation 7A inserted in Gazette 23 Jun 1998 p. 3321-2.]



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