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RESOLUTION OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of February 8, 2016 No. 8

About establishment of Zootekhnichesky regulations and the rules "Requirements to Parameters and Characteristics of Means of Identification of Farm Animals (Herds) and Procedure for Their Installation"

(as amended on 03-03-2017)

Based on the paragraph of the fourth of article 9 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of July 15, 2015 "About identification, registration, traceability of farm animals (herds), identifications and traceabilities of animal products" and subitem 5.1 of Item 5 of the Regulations on the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus approved by the resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of June 29, 2011 No. 867 "About some questions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food" the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus DECIDES:

1. Approve the enclosed Zootekhnichesky regulations and the rules "Requirements to Parameters and Characteristics of Means of Identification of Farm Animals (Herds) and Procedure for Their Installation".

2. This resolution becomes effective after its official publication.

Minister

L.K.Zayats

Approved by the Resolution of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus of February 8, 2016 No. 8

Zoopractical standards and rules "Requirements to Parameters and Characteristics of Means of Identification of Farm Animals (Herds) and Procedure for Their Installation"

1. These Zootekhnichesky regulations and rules developed according to the Law of the Republic of Belarus of July 15, 2015 "About identification, registration, traceability of farm animals (herds), identification and traceability of animal products" (The national legal Internet portal of the Republic of Belarus, 23.07. 2015, 2/2285), requirements to parameters and characteristics of means of identification of farm animals (herds) and procedure for their installation are established.

2. Requirements of these Zootekhnichesky regulations and rules are obligatory for owners of farm animals (herds) and manufacturers of means of identification.

3. For the purposes of these Zootekhnichesky regulations and rules terms and their determinations in the values established By the law the Republic of Belarus "About identification, registration, traceability of farm animals (herds), identification and traceability of animal products" are used.

4. Cattle, sheep, goats, horses, breeding pigs, and also pigs whose owners are physical persons are subject to the individual identification performed by owners of farm animals (herds).

5. The pigs who are not breeding are subject to the Postadny identification performed by legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.

6. Identification of farm animals (herds) is performed with use of the following means of identification:

two labels or label and label with the microchip - for cattle, sheep, goats;

label or label with the microchip - for breeding pigs and pigs whose owners are physical persons;

label or tattoo - for the pigs who are not breeding;

the microchip * - for horses.

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* Radio-frequency injection microchip.

7. The identification number applied on means of identification shall provide its uniqueness within one type of farm animal (herd) and not be reused after slaughter, case or death of farm animal (herd).

8. The label represents the product consisting of two adjacent elements (levels):

the front level (basic element of label) shall have sealing ring (fixer) at the label basis for fixing of tip of pin. The sealing ring (fixer) shall not be end-to-end, at label in closed form the tip of pin shall be in the fixer;

the back level (duplicative or locking element) shall contain pin at the label basis. The tip of pin shall have conical shape with the sharp cutting edge for ear flesh puncture when fastening label.

9. The set of labels contains the same unique identification number which is applied with the laser on front and back levels and allows to identify farm animal (herd) precisely.

10. Installation site of means of identification:

at cattle of label are established on each ear on the average line, in the first third of ear is closer to the head, between two cartilages. The front level of label is located in cochlea, back level - from its outer side;

at sheep and goats of label are established on each ear on the average line, in the first third of ear is closer to the head. The front level of label is located in cochlea, back level - from its outer side;

at breeding pigs and pigs whose owners are physical persons the label is established on one ear on the average line, in the first third of ear is closer to the head. The front level of label is located in cochlea, back level - from its outer side;

at the pigs who are not breeding the label is established on one ear on the average line, in the first third of ear is closer to the head. The front level of label is located in cochlea, back level - from its outer side. Use of tattoo for identification of the pigs who are not breeding, legal entities and individual entrepreneurs which is applied on outer surface of hip is allowed;

at horses the microchip takes root under skin in the field of the middle of neck under mane on the right.

11. The applied means of identification of farm animals (herds) shall not cause to farm animals disturbance, cause allergic reactions and contain the poisonous components, active ingredients making harmful effects on farm animals and the environment. As a part of means of identification of farm animals (herds) there shall be no toxic substances, harmful heavy metals (lead, cadmium, chrome, mercury, etc.), the volatile compounds destroying ozone layer.

12. Before installation of funds of identification for farm animal (herd) processing of installation site is carried out by antiseptic solution.

13. Label parameters:

13.1. for identification of cattle:

the size of front level of label shall constitute longwise 80 + 5 mm, on width 60 + 5 mm;

the size of back level of label shall constitute longwise 60 + 5 mm, on width 60 + 5 mm;

diameter of label with the microchip 28 + 3 mm, front and back levels of label shall be identical;

the size of front and back levels of label with the microchip shall constitute longwise 80 + 5 mm, on width 60 + 5 mm, and diameter of the microchip - 28 + 3 mm;

13.2. for identification of sheep, goats, breeding pigs and pigs whose owners are physical persons:

the size of front and back level of label shall constitute longwise 50 +/-5 mm and width 45 +/-5 mm;

diameter of label with the microchip 28 +/-3 mm, front and back levels of label shall be identical;

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