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31B.02 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Scope. The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
    Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture.
    Subd. 3. Dealer. "Dealer" means a person, other than a market agency in the business of
buying or selling livestock, either on the person's own account or as the employee or agent of the
vendor or purchaser.
    Subd. 4. Livestock. "Livestock" means live or dead cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules,
farmed cervidae, as defined in section 35.153, subdivision 3, llamas, as defined in section 17.455,
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, ratitae, as defined in section 17.453, subdivision 3, bison (buffalo), or goats.
    Subd. 5. Livestock products. "Livestock products" means products and by-products other
than meats and meat food products of the slaughtering and meat-packing industry derived
in whole or in part from livestock.
    Subd. 6. Market agency. "Market agency" means a person engaged in the business of (1)
buying or selling livestock on a commission basis, or (2) furnishing stockyard services and
includes a person who sells or offers for sale livestock located in this state by satellite video
auction.
    Subd. 7. Meat food products. "Meat food products" means edible products and by-products
of the slaughtering and meat-packing industry.
    Subd. 8. Packer. "Packer" means a person in the business of (1) buying livestock for
purposes of slaughter, (2) manufacturing or preparing meats or meat food products for sale or
shipment, or (3) marketing meats, meat food products, or livestock products in an unmanufactured
form acting as a wholesale broker, dealer, or distributor.
    Subd. 9. Stockyard. "Stockyard" means a place, establishment, or facility commonly known
as a stockyard conducted, operated, or managed for profit or nonprofit as a public market for
livestock producers, feeders, market agencies, and buyers, consisting of pens, or other enclosures,
and their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats are received,
held, or kept for sale or shipment.
    Subd. 10. Stockyard owner. "Stockyard owner" means a person in the business of
conducting or operating a stockyard.
    Subd. 11. Stockyard services. "Stockyard services" means services or facilities furnished at a
stockyard in connection with the receiving, buying, or selling on a commission basis or otherwise,
marketing, feeding, watering, holding, delivery, shipment, weighing, or handling of livestock.
History: 1990 c 530 s 21; 1993 c 375 art 9 s 11; 2000 c 477 s 51; 2006 c 212 art 1 s 22