Implementation of new EU Animal Breeding Regulation

Closed 11 Jul 2018

Opened 13 Apr 2018


Seeking views on implementing new EU regulation applicable to breed societies recognised under zootechnical regulation.

Why We Are Consulting

New zootech rules come into force on 1 November 2018. These largely continue the existing approach for recognised breed societies (covering bovine, ovine, porcine, caprine, equine) but also introduce new requirements. These include: periodic checks on compliance by breed societies with the rules; penalties for non-compliance; checks on third country imports; and, the introduction of a new class of recognised 'breeding operation' for the hybrid pig breeding sector. This consultation is aimed at breed societies and key industry bodies. It seeks views in particular on the proposed approach to controls and derogations to some of the EU rules. 


  • Business/Private Sector


  • Animals