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Act on keeping dairy cattle and their offspring (No. 58 of 2017).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act applies to the keeping of milk producing cattle. It lays down rules for the monitoring of cattle (their health and movement) and ensures that regular hygiene procedures, cooling, airing, lighting and noise management take place for the protection of the animals well-being. Milk cattle may not be tied up. The Order aheres to EU directives.
The Act consists of 8 Chapters: Purpose and scope (1); Common provisions (2); Specific rules for milk cows (3); Calves (4); Specific rules for offsprings (5); Specific rules for calves (6); Duty of electronic notification (6a); Injunctions and penalties (7); Entry into force and transitional provision (8).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of the Act on keeping dairy cattle and their offspring No. 520 of 2010The Act does not apply to Greenland nor to the Faroe Islands.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om hold af malkekv g og afkom af malkekv g.
Repealed by