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Chapter 277

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  277.020.  Definitions. — The following terms as used in this chapter mean:

  (1)  "Livestock", cattle, swine, sheep, ratite birds including but not limited to ostrich and emu, aquatic products as defined in section 277.024, llamas, alpaca, buffalo, bison, elk documented as obtained from a legal source and not from the wild and raised in confinement for human consumption or animal husbandry, goats and poultry, equine and exotic animals;

  (2)  "Livestock market", a place of business or place where livestock is concentrated for the purpose of sale, exchange or trade made at regular or irregular intervals, whether at auction or not, except this definition shall not apply to any public farm sale or purebred livestock sale, or to any sale, transfer, or exchange of livestock from one person to another person for movement or transfer to other farm premises or directly to a licensed market;

  (3)  "Livestock sale", the business of mediating, for a commission, or otherwise, sale, purchase, or exchange transactions in livestock, whether or not at a livestock market; except the term "livestock sale" shall not apply to order buyers, livestock dealers or other persons acting directly as a buying agent for any third party;

  (4)  "Person", individuals, partnerships, corporations and associations;

  (5)  "State veterinarian", the state veterinarian of the Missouri state department of agriculture.


(L. 1943 p. 310 § 2, A.L. 1957 p. 20, A.L. 1989 S.B. 300, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566 merged with S.B. 84, A.L. 1995 S.B. 109, A.L. 2005 S.B. 355, A.L. 2018 S.B. 627 & 925)

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