SUBCHAPTER 52E ‑ MARKETING OF LIVESTOCK
SECTION .0100 ‑ DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL RULES
02 NCAC 52E .0101 DEFINITIONS
These definitions are applicable throughout Chapter 52:
(1) "Farm of Origin" means a farm or other
premise where an animal was born or on which it has been maintained for at
least 90 consecutive days immediately prior to movement.
(2) "Recognized Slaughtering Establishment"
means any slaughter establishment operating under provisions of the federal or
state meat inspection acts and where ante‑mortem and post‑mortem
inspections are routinely performed.
(3) "Breeding Swine" means any swine which
are maintained for breeding purposes, including sows which are parturient or
which have given birth to one or more litters of pigs and boars which are
uncastrated and which have reached a stage of maturity rendering the animal
capable of being used as a breeding animal, including those boars which through
age or infirmity are no longer suitable for such use.
(4) "Feeder Swine" means any swine showing no
visible signs of infectious or communicable disease and weighing less than 150
pounds and which are moved from the farm of origin to an approved feeder pig
market to be assembled for resale as feeder swine or moved directly to another
premise for further feeding prior to slaughter.
(5) "Slaughter Swine" means swine which are
consigned to a slaughter market or consigned directly to slaughter irregardless
of age, breed or sex.
(6) "Immediate Slaughter" means slaughter
within seven days.
History Note: Authority G.S. 106‑416;
Eff. April 1, 1984.