When used in this division, the following terms shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 2-15-60

  • board: The Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-60
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 2-15-60
  • 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 2-15-60
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • livestock: Cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine or equidae, ratites, and poultry. See Alabama Code 2-15-60
  • LIVESTOCK MARKET: A place, concentration or collection point, or other public or private place where a person shall assemble livestock for either public or private sale by him and such service or the cost or expense thereof is to be compensated for by the owner, on a commission basis or otherwise, or where such person purchases livestock for resale. See Alabama Code 2-15-60
  • 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, association, or other legal entity or organization. See Alabama Code 2-15-60
  • 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 Board of Agriculture and Industries of the State of Alabama.

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

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

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

(5) LIVESTOCK MARKET. A place, concentration or collection point, or other public or private place where a person shall assemble livestock for either public or private sale by him and such service or the cost or expense thereof is to be compensated for by the owner, on a commission basis or otherwise, or where such person purchases livestock for resale. The term shall not include:

a. Any place other than at a permanently established livestock market, used solely for the dispersal sale of the livestock of a farmer, dairyman, livestock breeder or feeder who is discontinuing said business and no other livestock is there sold or offered for sale.

b. Any farm, ranch, or place where livestock either raised or kept thereon for the grazing season or for fattening is sold and no other livestock is brought there for sale or offered for sale.

c. The premises of any butcher, packer, or processor who receives animals exclusively for immediate slaughter.

d. The premises of any person engaged in the raising of livestock for breeding purposes only who limits his sale to animals of his own production.

e. Any place where a breeder or an association of breeders of livestock of any class assemble and offer for sale and sell under his or their own management any livestock when such breeder or association of breeders shall assume all responsibility of such sale and the title of livestock sold.

f. Any place, other than at a permanently established livestock market, used solely for livestock sales of 4-H clubs, Future Farmers of America and other youth organizations of like kind.

(6) PERSON. Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity or organization.

(Acts 1975, No. 386, p. 950, §1; Acts 1979, No. 79-774, p. 1376, §2; Acts 1994, No. 94-322, p. 562, §5; Act 2004-627, p. 1421, §1.)