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Order No. 40 on subsidies for the conservation of animal genetic resources.

Type of law

This Order sets regulations with regard to financial subsidy granted by the Danish Agrifish Agency for the preservation of old Danish breeds and related breed associations contributing to the preservation of these and in adherence to EU provisions. These subsidies are granted to private and public entities and institutions following applications which shall be approved by the Agency as part of a coordinated breeding programme for the preservation of livestock species. Authorization of such grants is based on the condition that the beneficiaries enter into a five-year cooperation agreement with the Advisory Committee for the Preservation of Danish Animal Genetic Resources. 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 associated with the keeping of the endangered breeds. The animal species include equines, cattle, sheep-goats and swine.
The Order consists of 4 Chapters and 1 Appendix: Scope (1); Subsidies for livestock (2); Subsidy granted for breeding and breeding associations (3); Common provisions (4).
Appendix 1 - Provisions for specific breeds.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
7 January 2017.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om tilskud til bevaring af husdyrgenetiske ressourcer.