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Order No. 1295 on conservation of animal genetic resources for 2015 and 2016.

Type of law

The Ministry of Environment and Food may grant - through the Danish AgriFish Agency - financial support for the preservation of old Danish animal breeds and breeding associations contributing to livestock breed preservation in adherence to EU regulations. These "Livestock subsidies", shall be granted to private individuals or public institutions, which at the time of their applications are preserving old Danish livestock breeds. The AgriFish Agency may approve such applications as part of the coordinated breeding programme for the preservation of these species, with the condition that the beneficiary enters into a five-year cooperation agreement with the Advisory Committee for the Preservation of Danish Animal Genetic Resources (Conservation Committee). Animal species include: equines, cattle, sheep/goats and swine. Animal subsidies may be equivalent for each livestock unit (LU) to an annual maximum of 3 000 DKK for females and 8 000 DKK for males, and must not exceed the additional costs and income associated with the keeping of the endangered breeds.
The Order consists of 4 Chapters and 1 Appendix: Scope of the Order (1); Animal subsidies (2); Subsidy for breeding associations (3); Common provisions (4).
Appendix 1 - Provisions for specific breeds.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
27 November 2015. The Order shall however apply to applications submitted prior to 31 December 2014.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om tilskud til bevaring af husdyrgenetiske ressourcer for 2015 og 2016.