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of December 18, 2007 No. 516-IIIG

About breeding livestock production

(as amended on 08-07-2022)

This Law establishes legal and economic basis of the organization and management of breeding case in livestock production of the Azerbaijan Republic, governs the relations in this sphere.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

1.0. The basic concepts used in this Law have the following values:

1.0.1. breeding livestock production - the field of activity connected with cultivation, reproduction, content and use of farm animals with the breeding purpose;

1.0.2. breeding case - the organizational and economic complex actions performed for the purpose of increase in genetic potential of farm animals, enhancement of the existing species and breeds of animals and creation of new breeds, increase in number of breeding animals;

1.0.3. breeding animal - the highly productive and suitable for reproduction and improving thoroughbred animal with the known origin registered in the state herdbook with issue of the breeding passport (certificate);

1.0.4. breeds of animals - group of the animals with identical origin and selection structure differing from others on the features of morphological and economic value;

1.0.5. breeding resource (products, materials) - breeding animals, their seeds, eggs, larvae, germs and embryos;

1.0.6. breeding roots of thoroughbred animals - group of the perfect improving breeding animals in cattle breedings of thoroughbred animals with valuable genotype and high performance;

1.0.7. appraisal of quality of breeding animal - assessment of animals on complex signs for the purpose of determination of breeding qualities and purpose;

1.0.8. thoroughbred cultivation of breeding animals - animal husbandry of one breed for the purpose of preserving, enhancement and transfer of positive features by inheritance;

1.0.9. farms of breeding livestock production - the legal entities and physical persons which are engaged in cultivation and content of breeding animals, enhancement of their performance and breeding qualities, sale, testing, and also artificial fertilization and transplantation of embryos of animals;

1.0.10. the state herdbook - the document of accounting of origin, exterior, uterine and productive qualities and other signs of selection value of breeding animals on breeds of animals;

1.0.11. the state register of breeding animals - system of centralized breeding accounting of breeds of breeding animals and subgroups of breed on animal species;

1.0.12. identification of breeding animals - system of distinguishing and recognition of thoroughbred animals on complex individual signs different means (branding, placement of the microchip under skin, genetic examination, etc.).

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on breeding livestock production

2.1. The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on breeding livestock production consists of the Laws of the Azerbaijan Republic "About selection achievements" and "About horse breeding", this Law, other normative legal acts and international treaties recognized by the Azerbaijan Republic.

2.2. The relations in the field of content, cultivation and use wild and the pets who are not considered as farm animals are regulated by the relevant legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. Purpose of the legislation on breeding livestock production

The purpose of the legislation on breeding livestock production is performance improvement of farm animals, cultivation of high-productive thoroughbred animals with the known origin and permanent hereditary characteristics, the organization of their reproduction and rational turnover, ensuring protection of biological diversity of local thoroughbred animals, others the small and being under the threat of disappearance breeds and achievement of development of livestock production in the country.

Article 4. Objects and subjects of breeding livestock production

4.1. The primary zoological groups of farm animals and shed, the room, construction, machines, tools and the equipment, the parcels of land, pastures and the pastures, other economic objects and means necessary for cultivation and content of the animals belonging to these groups treat objects of breeding livestock production.

4.2. Cattle breedings, production and service organizations, and also the public associations participating in breeding case concern to subjects of breeding livestock production.

Chapter II. State regulation of breeding case

Article 5. Tasks of the state in the field of breeding livestock production

5.0. Tasks of the state in the field of breeding livestock production the following:

5.0.1. determine and perform the main directions of state policy in the field of breeding livestock production;

5.0.2. adopt regulatory legal acts in the field of breeding livestock production;

5.0.3. finance the priority fields of breeding livestock production, give help in improvement of material and technical resources of subjects of plemenovodstvo;

5.0.4. exercise the state control in the field of breeding livestock production;

5.0.5. organize the state accounting of breeding animals and certification of breeding resources;

5.0.6. develop selection and breeding programs for development of breeding livestock production and control their implementation;

5.0.7. take adequate measures for requirements satisfaction of cattle breedings in the parcels of land, pastures and pastures;

5.0.8. according to the procedure, stipulated by the legislation to perform international cooperation in the field of breeding livestock production, to provide compliance to the international standards of the documents used in connection with these activities;

5.0.9. provide coordinating of research works in the field of breeding livestock production, the organization and implementation of training in the field;

5.0.10. perform other tasks established by the legislation.

Article 6. Implementation of the state control over breeding livestock production

6.1. The state control over breeding livestock production is exercised by relevant organ of the executive authority.

6.2. The state control over breeding livestock production covers the following:

6.2.1. create and perform single scientific and technical policy in the field of breeding livestock production;

6.2.2. organize development and implementation of programs in breeding livestock production, including selection and breeding programs for the corresponding species and breeds of animals, and also for farms of breeding livestock production;

6.2.3. carry out testing and expertize of breeding resources;

6.2.4. develop together with the conforming state bodies standards and regulations in the field of breeding livestock production and to approve them according to the procedure, established by the legislation;

6.2.5. on the basis of the data received from subjects of breeding livestock production to constitute the state register and the state herdbooks on each species and breed of animals, to record farms;


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