1. "Department" means the department of agriculture and land stewardship.
2. "Livestock" means live cattle, swine, or sheep.
3. "Packer" means a person who is engaged in the business of slaughtering livestock or receiving, purchasing, or soliciting livestock for slaughter, if the meat products of the slaughtered livestock which are directly or indirectly to be offered for resale or for public consumption have a total annual value of ten million dollars or more. As used in this chapter, "packer" includes an agent of the packer engaged in buying or soliciting livestock for slaughter on behalf of a packer. "Packer" does not include a frozen food locker plant regulated under chapter 172.*
99 Acts, ch 88, §2, 13; 99 Acts, ch 208, §49, 74
*Chapter 172 repealed by 2000 Acts, ch 1100, §2; corrective legislation is pending
Section effective July 1, 2000; 99 Acts, ch 88, §13
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