Duties Of Owners
Duties of owners
All owners of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs must register an identification mark with the Registrar of Animal Identification.
Every owner must mark his or her animals in the prescribed manner.
All cattle, sheep, goats and pigs of which the identification mark has become indistinct or invisible, must be re-identified in accordance with the legal provisions.
An owner of an animal with an identification mark on it who wants or sell, barter or give away the animal within 14 days after he or she became the owner of such animal, must provide the new owner with a document of identification.
The registration is placed on the national register of animal identification marks.
An owner who wants to sell, barter or give away an animal after 14 days of becoming the owner of such animal, must mark the animal with his or her own mark before disposing of it. The owner must also provide the new owner with a document of identification. The new owner must keep the document of identification for a period of one year.