Breeding cattle, rodeo cattle, and all cattle for exhibition must be officially identified upon movement from the herd to another location, except for:
cattle that are consigned to a state or a state-federal approved livestock auction market;
cattle moving directly to a state or federally inspected slaughtering establishment; or
cattle moving directly to a slaughter-only handling facility.
A person or entity that purchases, acquires, trades, deals in, sells, or disposes of cattle must maintain records on the acquisition and disposition of the cattle. Records must be retained for five years.
Records required by subpart 2 must include:
date of the transaction;
number of animals included in each transaction;
species, breed, age, and class of animal;
names and addresses of the persons or entities from whom the animals were acquired and to whom the animals were sent;
the official identification number of each head of breeding cattle, rodeo cattle, and all cattle for exhibition correlated with the names and addresses of the persons or entities from whom the animals were acquired and to whom the animals were sent;
back tag numbers, if required; and
certificates of veterinary inspection, if required.
A livestock dealer, livestock market operator, slaughter-only handling facility operator, or slaughtering establishment operator must officially identify all breeding cattle moving directly to slaughter, unless the animals are already identified with an official back tag.
A person required to identify animals in accordance with these rules must maintain records that include the back tag number and date of application, the name, address, and county of residence of the person who owned or controlled the herd from which such animals originated, and whether the animal was of beef or dairy type.
MS s 35.03
37 SR 1396
April 4, 2013