The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 5(1) and (2) of the Artificial Reproduction of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1975 and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement 1.
These Regulations may be cited as the Artificial Insemination (Sheep) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 1st July 2004.
The Artificial Insemination (Sheep) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981 are hereby revoked.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on
20th May 2004.
A senior officer of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
These Regulations revoke the Artificial Insemination (Sheep) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981.
The effect of this revocation is that -
persons operating private artificial insemination centres in respect of sheep and persons who are owners of flocks of sheep (or full time employees of such persons who are nominated by them) practicing artificial insemination of ewes in their own flocks are not required to be licensed by the Department; and
the Department is no longer responsible for approving and regulating the collection, storage, distribution, sale and use of ram semen.