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ITBA COVID-19 Movement of Mares Protocol

ITBA COVID-19 Movement of Mares Protocol
29-March-20
ITBA COVID-19 Movement of Mares Protocol

While breeding practices can continue, in order comply with the latest Government’s response to COVID-19, we would like you to note and adhere to the following;

  • When transporting your mare to stud / boarding farm breeders should make sure they have one official form of picture identification with them and if an employee, have a letter from your employer indicating that you are an essential employee.

  • Ensure you have the mares passport and any documentation provided by the stud farm.

  • You should make direct contact with the stud farm prior to departure, familiarise yourself with their protocols and ask for confirmation of your covering time to be sent to your phone. In the unlikely event you are stopped by the authorities, inform them that you are carrying out a permitted farming activity.

  • There should be no unauthorised stops on route from your farm to the stud farm”.

  • Below is a template for an employers’ letter, which should be made available all employees. This needs to printed on headed note paper of the employer stud farm and signed by the owner / manager of that stud farm.

In the best interest of you, your employee and your mare please ensure all required paperwork / documentation is in order before commencing the journey. For further information please visit www.itba.ie or www hse.ie

The ITBA will continue to be available to breeders during this crisis and can be contacted on 045 877543 or sodwyer@itba.ie.

Kind regards

The ITBA Team

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

28th March 2020

To whom it may concern,

Xxxx Xxxxxxxx is employed by Xxxxxx Stud and is required as such to carry out work in the essential area or farming, agriculture and the care of animals.

Signed

______________

Owner/Manager

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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