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Chapter 17

Section 17.452


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    Subdivision 1. Promotion and coordination. The commissioner shall promote the
commercial raising of farmed cervidae and shall coordinate programs and rules related to the
commercial raising of farmed cervidae. Farmed cervidae research, projects, and demonstrations
must be reported to the commissioner before state appropriations for the research projects or
demonstrations are encumbered. The commissioner shall maintain a data base of information
on raising farmed cervidae.
    Subd. 2. Development program. The commissioner may establish a Minnesota development
and aid program that may support applied research, demonstration, financing, marketing,
promotion, breeding development, registration, and other services for owners.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1997 c 7 art 2 s 67]
    Subd. 4. Farmed cervidae are livestock. Farmed cervidae are livestock and are not wild
animals for purposes of game farm, hunting, or wildlife laws. Farmed cervidae and their products
are farm products and livestock for purposes of financial transactions and collateral.
    Subd. 5. Raising farmed cervidae is an agricultural pursuit. Raising farmed cervidae is
agricultural production and an agricultural pursuit.
    Subd. 5a. Other applicable definitions. The definitions in section 35.153 apply to this
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 6a.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 8. Slaughter. Farmed cervidae must be slaughtered and inspected in accordance with
chapters 31 and 31A or the United States Department of Agriculture voluntary program for exotic
animals, Code of Federal Regulations, title 9, part 352.
    Subd. 9. Sales of farmed cervidae and meat products. Persons selling or buying farmed
cervidae sold as livestock, sold for human consumption, or sold for slaughter must comply with
chapters 17A, 31, 31A, and 31B.
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 11.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 12.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 13.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 13a.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 14.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 15.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 16.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
History: 1993 c 375 art 9 s 2; 1995 c 39 s 2,3; 1999 c 86 art 2 s 1; 2002 c 373 s 2,3;
2003 c 128 art 3 s 6-13; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 10

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