When used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 2-15-20

  • board: The State Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • brand: Any recorded identification mark applied to any position on the hide of livestock by means of heat, acid, or a chemical, except numbers used to keep production records or record of age. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • department: The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine or equidae, ratites, and poultry. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • LIVESTOCK HIDE DEALER: Any dealer who buys hides of livestock. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET: A place where a person assembles livestock for public sale, if the person is required to procure a license or permit from the state Department of Agriculture and Industries to operate the market. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, or association. See Alabama Code 2-15-20
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) BOARD. The State Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama.

(2) BRAND. Any recorded identification mark applied to any position on the hide of livestock by means of heat, acid, or a chemical, except numbers used to keep production records or record of age. The word “brand” shall also mean and include tattoo marks on the hide or in the ear of livestock.

(3) COMMISSIONER. The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama.

(4) DEPARTMENT. The Department of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama.

(5) LIVESTOCK. Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine or equidae, ratites, and poultry.

(6) LIVESTOCK HIDE DEALER. Any dealer who buys hides of livestock.

(7) LIVESTOCK MARKET. A place where a person assembles livestock for public sale, if the person is required to procure a license or permit from the state Department of Agriculture and Industries to operate the market.

(8) PERSON. Any individual, partnership, corporation, or association.

(Acts 1975, No. 567, p. 1301, §1; Acts 1979, No. 79-667, p. 1174, §1; Acts 1994, No. 94-322, p. 562, §2; Act 2004-627, p. 1421, §1.)