§768. Duties of dealers

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Title

06

:
Agriculture






Chapter

063

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LIVESTOCK DEALERS, AUCTIONS, AND SALES RINGS











 

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768. Duties of dealers

A livestock

dealer licensed under section 762 of this title shall:

(1) Maintain in

a clean and sanitary condition all premises, buildings, and conveyances used in

the business of dealing in livestock or operating a livestock auction or sales

ring;

(2) Submit

premises, buildings, and conveyances to inspection and livestock to inspection

and test at any and such times as the secretary may deem it necessary and

advisable;

(3) Allow no

livestock on livestock dealer's premises from herds or premises quarantined by

the secretary of agriculture, food and markets;

(4) Maintain,

subject to inspection by the secretary of agriculture, food and markets or his

or her agent, a proper record in which all livestock purchased, repossessed,

sold, or loaned are to be listed, giving breed, date purchased, repossessed,

sold, or loaned and complete names and addresses from whom obtained and to whom

delivered. Such record shall also show the individual identification of each

livestock by a method prescribed for each species by rule by the secretary,

except that for equine such record and method of individual identification

shall be as prescribed under subchapter 2 of chapter 102 of this title.

(5) Abide by

such other reasonable rules and regulations which may be issued by the

secretary of agriculture, food and markets to prevent the spread of disease. A

copy of such rules and regulations shall be provided to all livestock dealers

licensed under the terms of section 762 of this title, at the time they first

obtain a license.

(6) Pay the

seller within 72 hours following the sale of the animal or animals.

(7) Not

simultaneously transport brucellosis-free and diseased and suspect cattle,

except when all the animals are being transported directly to a slaughtering

facility. (Amended 1973, No. 76, § 2, eff. April 13, 1973; 1975, No. 203 (Adj.

Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1977; 1993, No. 74, § 5; 1999, No. 94 (Adj. Sess.), §

1, eff. May 2, 2000; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)
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