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Pure-bred breeding animals: bovine species

The European Union harmonises the rules relating to intra-Community trade in pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species.

ACT

Council Directive 77/504/EEC of 25 July 1977 on pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species [See amending acts].

SUMMARY

These measures define certain rules on trade in pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species so as to enable intra-Community trade in these animals to be progressively liberalised.

Any animal of the bovine species, including buffalo, whose parents or grandparents are entered or registered in a herd-book for the same breed and which is itself either entered or registered and likely to be entered is considered to be a pure-bred breeding animal.

The Standing Committee on Zootechnics determines, in accordance with a procedure described in the measures:

  • performance monitoring methods and methods for assessing cattle's genetic value;
  • the criteria governing the recognition of breeders' organisations and associations;
  • the criteria governing the establishment of herd-books,
  • the criteria governing entry in herd-books;
  • the particulars to be shown in the pedigree certificate.

The Member States may require the production of pedigree certificates for intra-Community trade in pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species, and in the semen and embryos of such animals.

Pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species may not be imported from a third country unless they are accompanied by a pedigree certificate attesting their registration in the herd-book of the exporting third country.

References

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 77/504/EEC

01.08.1977

01.01.1979

OJ L 206 of 12.08.1977

Amending act(s)

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 79/268/EEC

08.03.1979

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OJ L 62 of 13.03.1979

Directive 85/586/EEC

24.12.1985

01.01.1986

OJ L 372 of 31.12.1985

Directive 91/174/EEC

03.04.1991

01.01.1992

OJ L 85 of 05.04.1991

Directive 94/28/EC

12.07.1994

01.07.1995

OJ L 178 of 12.07.1994

Regulation (EC) No 807/2003

05.06.2003

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OJ L 122 of 16.05.2003

RELATED ACTS

Proposal for a Council Directive of 1 December 2006 on pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species [COM(2006) 749 - Not published in the Official Journal]. The purpose of this proposal is the codification of Directive 77/504/EEC and the acts amending it. Codification relates only to the formal aspect of the acts and does not affect the substance.

Decision 2005/379/EC [Official Journal L 125 of 18.05.2005] Commission Decision of 17 May 2005 on pedigree certificates and particulars for pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species, their semen, ova and embryos.

Decision 2002/8/EC [Official Journal L 3 of 05.01.2002] Commission Decision of 28 December 2001 laying down the methods for the genetic identification of pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species and amending Decisions 88/124/EEC and 96/80/EC.

Directive 87/328/EEC [Official Journal L 167 of 26.06.1987] Council Directive of 18 June 1987 on the acceptance for breeding purposes of pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species.

Decision 86/130/EEC [Official Journal L 101 of 17.04.1986] Commission Decision of 11 March 1986 laying down performance monitoring methods and methods for assessing cattle's genetic value for pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species

This Decision was amended by Commission Decision 94/515/EC [Official Journal L 207 of 10.08.1994].

Decision 84/419/EEC [Official Journal L 237 of 05.09.1984] Commission Decision of 19 July 1984 laying down the criteria for entering cattle in herd-books.

Decision 84/247/EEC [Official Journal L 125 of 12.05.1984] Commission Decision of 27 April 1984 laying down the criteria for the recognition of breeders' organisations and associations which maintain or establish herd-books for pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species.

Last updated: 28.08.2007

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