Section .0100 ‑ Definitions And General Rules

Link to law: 02 - agriculture and consumer services/chapter 52 - veterinary/subchapter e/02 ncac 52e .0101.html
Published: 2015

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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.