"Affiliated flock owner" means a flock owner who is participating in the plan through an agreement with a participating hatchery.
"Authorized agent" means any person authorized by the department to do flock selection work.
"Baby poultry" means newly hatched poultry (chicks, ducklings, goslings, keets, etc.) that have not been fed or watered.
"Board" means the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture.
"Dealer" means a person dealing in hatching eggs, breeding stock, or poultry who does not operate a hatchery.
"Department" means the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, unless otherwise indicated.
"Domesticated" means propagated and maintained under the control of a person.
"Exhibition poultry" means domesticated fowl which are bred for the combined purposes of meat or egg production and competitive showing.
As applied to breeding, "flock" means all poultry of one kind of mating (breed and variety or combination of stocks) and of one classification on one farm.
"Franchise breeder" means a breeder who normally sells products under a specific strain or trade name and who authorizes other hatcheries to produce and sell products under this same strain or trade name.
"Franchise hatchery" means a hatchery which has been authorized by a franchise breeder to produce and sell products under the breeder's strain or trade name.
"Game birds" means domesticated fowl such as pheasants, partridge, quail, grouse, and guineas, but not doves and pigeons.
"Hatchery" means hatchery equipment on one premises operated or controlled by any person for the production of baby poultry.
"Independent flock owner" means a flock owner who is participating in the plan through an agreement with the department.
"Official state agency" means the state authority recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture to cooperate in the administration of the plan.
"Operating year" means the period from July 1 through June 30 or any portion thereof.
"Person" means a natural person, firm, or corporation.
"Poultry" means domesticated fowl, including chickens, waterfowl, and game birds, except doves and pigeons, which are bred for the primary purpose of producing eggs or meat.
"Products" means poultry breeding stock, hatching eggs, baby poultry, and started poultry.
"Started poultry" means young poultry (chicks, pullets, cockerels, capons, ducklings, goslings, keets, etc.) that have been fed or watered and are less than six months of age.
"State" means any state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
"State inspector" means any person employed or authorized by the department to do inspection work under this program.
"Stock" is a term used to identify the progeny of a specific breeding combination within a species of poultry. These breeding combinations may include pure strains, strain crosses, breed crosses, or combinations thereof.
"Strain" means poultry breeding stock bearing a given name produced by a breeder through at least five generations of closed flock breeding.
"Trade name or number" means a name or number compatible with state and federal laws and regulations applied to a specific stock or product thereof.
"USDA" means the United States Department of Agriculture.
"Waterfowl" means domesticated fowl that normally swim, such as ducks and geese.
19 SR 75
August 13, 2002
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes