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Decree relative to approved (pure-bred) breeding cattle (No. 68 of 1999).

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The scope of the Decree is to secure proper breeding of purebred cattle. Its provisions implement in Norway EU Council Directives 77/504/EC, 87/328/EC, 88/124/EC and. 94/28/EC. Section 3 gives a definition of a purebred animal. In order to become a recognised breeding organization, an institution resident in Norway which has adopted rules for the registration of purebred animals and established such register, apply to the State Agriculture supervision Agency (sect. 4). Also seed, eggs, and embryo collecting stations shall be approved by the same Agency under section 5. Section 5a concerns the storage of seed. The approved institution shall, when testing the genetic qualities of a breeding animal, use the methods outlined in Schedule 2. In order to be approved as breeding animal, cattle shall meet the standards laid down in Schedule 3 (sect. 7). Section 8 makes provision for a genealogical and identity certificate. Animals that come from 'third countries' shall be introduced in the register if approved by an officially recognised institution of the country of origin (sect. 9). Section 10 prescribes standards for breeding material imported from third countries. (19 sections completed by 3 Schedules)
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Entry into force notes
This Decree enters into force immediately.
Consolidated version of Decree No. 68 of 1999 as amended last by Decree No. 532 of 2006.
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Original title
Forskrift om godkjente (reinavla) avlsdyr av storfe.