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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 61. Regulations Governing Livestock Dealers and Marketing Facilities for the Purpose of Controlling and Eradicating Infectious and Contagious Diseases of Livestock
6/21/2024

2VAC5-61-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Animal waste" means livestock or poultry excreta and associated feed losses, bedding, litter, or other materials.

"Breeding cattle" means all sexually intact cattle 18 months of age or older as evidenced by the presence of one or more permanent incisor teeth, all female cattle that have produced a calf or are exhibiting signs of pregnancy, all sexually intact females of dairy type regardless of age, and any sexually intact bovine of any age that is purchased or sold with the intent that it be used for breeding purposes.

"Cattle" means all domestic and wild members of the genera Bos, Bison, and Bubalus to include domestic cattle, yak, bison, and water buffalo.

"Certificate of veterinary inspection" means an official document, which may be in an electronic format, issued by a federal, state, tribal, or accredited veterinarian certifying the inspection of animals.

"Dairy type" means all cattle of, or primarily of, a dairy or dual-purpose breed of cattle including but not limited to cattle of the Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, or similar breeds to include castrated males of such breeds.

"Dealer" means any person who engages in or facilitates, including by electronic means, the business of buying, selling, auctioning, exchanging, or otherwise transferring ownership of livestock in the Commonwealth for his own account or that of another person. A person who only sells livestock of his own production or who buys livestock only for his own production purposes shall not be considered a dealer under this chapter.

"Feeder cattle" means all cattle other than breeding cattle and slaughter cattle.

"Livestock" means all cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, donkeys, and mules.

"Marketing facility" means a livestock market; stockyard; buying station; auction, consignment, or other sale venue; or any other premises including those operating video, web-based, telephone, or other types of electronic sales methods, where livestock from multiple owners are commingled and assembled for sale or exchange in the Commonwealth.

"Official identification" means a unique identification number issued by a state or federal program, or other forms of identification approved by the State Veterinarian.

"Premises" means all grounds, structures, and associated equipment used by the livestock facility including yards, docks, pens, paddocks, alleys, sale rings, chutes, scales, and means of conveyance.

"Slaughter cattle" means those cattle that are purchased by or shipped without diversion to a state or federally inspected slaughter establishment for immediate slaughter.

"State Veterinarian" means the State Veterinarian of the Commonwealth of Virginia or his designee.

"State waters" means all waters of any river, creek, branch, lake, reservoir, pond, bay, roadstead, estuary, inlet, spring, or well and bodies of surface or underground water, natural or artificial, wholly or partially within or bordering the Commonwealth or within its jurisdiction.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6001, 3.2-6002, and 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 4, eff. November 19, 2015.

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