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Title 9Chapter IIPart 201

TITLE 9—Animals and Animal Products





Meaning of words.
Terms defined.


Applicability of regulations in this part.

Applicability of Industry Rules

Bylaws, rules and regulations, and requirements of exchanges, associations, or other organizations; applicability, establishment.


Requirements and procedures.
Suspended registrants; officers, agents, and employees.

Schedules of Rates and Charges

Requirements for filing tariffs.

General Bonding Provisions

Underwriter; equivalent in lieu of bonds; standard forms.
Duplicates of bonds or equivalents to be filed with Regional Supervisors.

Market Agency, Dealer and Packer Bonds

Market agencies, packers and dealers required to file and maintain bonds.
Amount of market agency, dealer and packer bonds.
Conditions in market agency, dealer and packer bonds.
Trustee in market agency, dealer and packer bonds.
Persons damaged may maintain suit; filing and notification of claims; time limitations; legal expenses.
Termination of market agency, dealer and packer bonds.

Proceeds of Sale

Payment to be made to consignor or shipper by market agencies; exceptions.
Custodial accounts for trust funds.

Accounts and Records

Payment and accounting for livestock and live poultry.
Market agencies to render prompt accounting for purchases on order.
Market agencies to make records available for inspection by owners, consignors, and purchasers.
Requirements regarding scale tickets evidencing weighing of livestock, live poultry, and feed.

Trade Practices

Persons subject to the Act not to circulate misleading reports about market conditions or prices.
Purchases, sales, acquisitions, payments and settlements to be made on actual weights.
Market agencies selling on commission; purchases from consignment.
Market agencies selling or purchasing livestock on commission; relationships with dealers.
Packers not to own or finance selling agencies.
Furnishing information to competitor buyers.
Restriction or limitation of competition between packers and dealers prohibited.


Scales and or Electronic Evaluation Devices or Systems; accurate weights and measures, repairs, adjustments or replacements after inspection.
Scales; testing of.
Scale operators to be qualified.
Instructions for weighing livestock.
Suspended registrants.
Care and promptness in weighing and handling livestock and live poultry.

Inspection of Brands

Brand inspection: Application for authorization, registration and filing of schedules, reciprocal arrangements, and maintenance of identity of consignments.


Information as to business; furnishing of by packers, swine contractors, live poultry dealers, stockyard owners, market agencies, and dealers.
Inspection of business records and facilities.
Unauthorized disclosure of business information prohibited.
Annual reports.
Packers and dealers not to charge, demand, or collect commission, yardage, or other service charges.
Purchase of livestock by packers on a carcass grade, carcass weight, or carcass grade and weight basis.

Poultry—Packers and Live Poultry Dealers

Records to be furnished poultry growers and sellers.
Instructions for weighing live poultry or feed.
Sale of livestock to a packer on credit.
Suspension of delivery of birds.
Additional capital investments criteria.
Reasonable period of time to remedy a breach of contract.

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