Chapter 1 Control of Sheep Diseases 25-126 – 25-160
Chapter 2 Inspection and Suppression of Diseases Among Livestock 25-201 – 25-240
Chapter 3 Tuberculosis Free Areas 25-301 – 25-308
Chapter 4 Livestock Disease Control — Tuberculosis 25-401 – 25-403
Chapter 6 Bang’s Disease 25-601 – 25-618
Chapter 8 Artificial Insemination of Domestic Animals — License to Practice 25-801 – 25-813
Chapter 9 Taylor Grazing Act Preferences 25-901 – 25-903
Chapter 10 Liabilities of Stock Ranchers 25-1001 – 25-1004
Chapter 11 State Brand Board 25-1101 – 25-1182
Chapter 13 Driving From Range or Herding Livestock 25-1301 – 25-1305
Chapter 16 Record of Brands On Slaughtered Cattle 25-1601
Chapter 17 Livestock Markets 25-1719 – 25-1737
Chapter 19 Miscellaneous Offenses Relating to Livestock 25-1901 – 25-1910
Chapter 20 Leases of Livestock 25-2001
Chapter 21 Animals Running At Large 25-2101 – 25-2119
Chapter 22 Trespass of Animals 25-2201 – 25-2211
Chapter 23 Estrays 25-2301 – 25-2312
Chapter 24 Herd Districts 25-2401 – 25-2409
Chapter 25 Idaho Horse Board 25-2501 – 25-2510
Chapter 26 Extermination of Wild Animals and Pests in Counties 25-2601 – 25-2613
Chapter 27 Idaho Commercial Feed Law 25-2701 – 25-2717
Chapter 28 Dogs 25-2801 – 25-2812
Chapter 29 Beef Promotion 25-2901 – 25-2912
Chapter 30 Fur Farms 25-3001 – 25-3007
Chapter 31 Dairy Products — Marketing 25-3101 – 25-3123
Chapter 32 Rendering Establishments 25-3201 – 25-3208
Chapter 33 Idaho Livestock Dealer Licensing 25-3301 – 25-3311
Chapter 34 Pork Promotion Assessment Act 25-3401 – 25-3407
Chapter 35 Animal Care 25-3501 – 25-3521
Chapter 36 Ratites 25-3601 – 25-3608
Chapter 37 Domestic Cervidae Farms 25-3701 – 25-3709
Chapter 38 Agriculture Odor Management Act 25-3801 – 25-3809
Chapter 39 Importation or Possession of Deleterious Exotic Animals 25-3901 – 25-3905
Chapter 40 Poultry Environmental Act 25-4001 – 25-4015

Terms Used In Idaho Code > Title 25

  • Accepted agricultural practices: means those management practices normally associated with agriculture in Idaho, and which should include management practices intended to control odor generated by an agricultural operation. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the division of animal industries, Idaho state department of agriculture, or his designee. See Idaho Code 25-239
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • AFO: means a lot or facility where the following conditions are met:
Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Agricultural operations: means those operations where livestock or other agricultural animals are raised, or crops are grown, for commercial purposes, not to include those operations set forth within section 25-3801(2), Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Animal: means any vertebrate member of the animal kingdom, except man. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Animal care and control agency: means any agency incorporated under the laws of this state to which a county or municipality has conferred authority to exercise the powers and duties set forth in this chapter based upon the agency’s ability to fulfill the purposes of this chapter. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved feedlot: means a livestock feedlot, inspected and approved by the department, for finish feeding cattle or bison of unknown disease, test or vaccination status. See Idaho Code 25-239
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • board: means the Idaho horse board. See Idaho Code 25-2503
  • Board: means the state brand board created in chapter 11, title 25, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 25-3301
  • Bond equivalent: means a letter of credit or trust fund agreement that complies with the packers and stockyards act of 1921, as amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder. See Idaho Code 25-3301
  • Brand: means one, either, or both of the following:
  • Idaho Code 25-1101
  • brand board: means the state brand board. See Idaho Code 25-2503
  • Brand inspection certificate: means a certificate on a form adopted by the state brand board, listing the animals for which the certificate is issued, describing the animals listed thereon, listing the name and address of the owner of the livestock, the name and address of the new owner, the listing of the place of origin and of destination of such transportation, and such other information as may be required by the state brand board. See Idaho Code 25-1101
  • Brand inspector: means the state brand inspector, any authorized deputy or assistant brand inspector, or any other person authorized by the laws of the state of Idaho to make brand inspections. See Idaho Code 25-1101
  • brand name: means any word, name, symbol or device, or any combination thereof, identifying the commercial feed of a distributor or registrant and distinguishing it from that of others. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Buying station: means a livestock facility where cattle are gathered to be shipped directly to slaughter within seven (7) days of arrival at the buying station. See Idaho Code 25-239
  • CAFO: means an AFO that is defined as a large poultry CAFO or as a medium poultry CAFO by the terms of this chapter, or that is designated as a CAFO in accordance with section 25-4011, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • commercial feed: means all materials or combination of materials which are distributed or intended for distribution for use as feed, or for mixing in feed for poultry and animals other than man except:
  • Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Commission: means the Idaho dairy products commission;
  • Idaho Code 25-3103
  • Companion animal: means those animals solely kept as pets and not used as production animals, as defined in this section, including, but not limited to, domestic dogs, domestic cats, rabbits, companion birds, and other animals. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • cruelty: shall mean any or all of the following:
  • Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Custodian: means any person who keeps or harbors an animal, has an animal in his care or acts as caretaker of an animal. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • customer-formula feed: means commercial feed which consists of a mixture of commercial feeds and/or feed ingredients each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser, end user or consumer. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means one who handles, ships, buys, processes, and sells dairy products, or who acts as sales or purchasing agent, broker, or factor of dairy products;
  • Idaho Code 25-3103
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Idaho state department of agriculture. See Idaho Code 25-239
  • department: means the Idaho department of agriculture. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Department: means the Idaho state department of agriculture;
  • Idaho Code 25-3103
  • Department: means the Idaho state department of agriculture. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Department: means the Idaho department of agriculture. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • Department: means the Idaho department of agriculture. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Department investigator: means a person employed by, or approved by, the Idaho state department of agriculture, division of animal industries, to determine whether there has been a violation of this chapter. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • director: means the director of the Idaho department of agriculture or the director’s authorized agent. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Director: means the director of the Idaho department of agriculture. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • Director: means the director of the Idaho department of agriculture or his designee. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, exchange or barter commercial feeds in or into this state; or to supply, furnish, or otherwise provide commercial feed to a contract feeder. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • distributor: means any person who distributes. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Division: means the division of animal industries of the Idaho state department of agriculture. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • drug: means any article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in animals other than man and articles other than feed intended to affect the structure or any function of the animal body. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • feed ingredient: means each of the constituent materials making up a commercial feed. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • horse: means the equine species. See Idaho Code 25-2503
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon or affixed to the container in which a commercial feed is distributed, or on the invoice or delivery slip with which a commercial feed is distributed. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • labeling: means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon a commercial feed or any of its containers or wrapper, or accompanying such commercial feed. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Land application: means the spreading on, or incorporation of, animal waste into the soil mantle primarily for beneficial purposes. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Liquid waste system: means those wastewater storage and containment facilities and associated waste collection and conveyance systems where water is used as the primary carrier of manure and manure is added to the wastewater storage and containment facilities on a regular basis including the final distribution system. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means any cattle, horses, mules or asses. See Idaho Code 25-1101
  • Livestock: means cattle, swine, bison, horses, mules, or asses. See Idaho Code 25-3301
  • Livestock dealer: means any person who buys, receives or assembles livestock for his own account for resale within twenty (20) days from the date of purchase, or for the account of another person. See Idaho Code 25-3301
  • Livestock market: means any facility where livestock are sold, received or shipped for profit. See Idaho Code 25-239
  • maliciously: means the intentional doing of a wrongful act without just cause or excuse, with an intent to inflict an injury or death. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • manufacture: means to grind, mix or blend, or further process a commercial feed for distribution. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • manure: means manure, bedding, compost and raw materials or other materials commingled with manure or set aside for disposal. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Medium poultry CAFO: means any poultry AFO which confines:
  • Idaho Code 25-4002
  • mineral: means a naturally occurring, homogeneous inorganic solid substance, essential to the nutrition of animals, having a definite chemical composition and characteristic crystalline structure, color and hardness. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Modified: means structural changes and alterations to the livestock operation which would require increased wastewater storage or containment capacity or such changes which would increase the amount of manure entering wastewater storage containment facilities. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • modified: means structural changes and alterations to the wastewater storage containment facility which would require increased storage or containment capacity or such changes which would alter the function of the wastewater storage containment facility. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Noncompliance: means a practice or condition that causes an unauthorized discharge, or a practice or condition, that if left uncorrected, will cause an unauthorized discharge, or a condition on the poultry CAFO that does not meet the requirements of the nutrient management standard, nutrient management plan, and 2004 American society of agricultural and biological engineers (ASABE) construction standard for waste containment systems. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Nutrient management plan: means a plan prepared in conformance with the nutrient management standard, provisions required by 40 CFR 122. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Nutrient management standard: means the 2007 publication by the United States department of agriculture, natural resources conservation service, conservation practice standard, nutrient management code 590 or other equally protective standard approved by the director. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Odor: means the property or quality of a substance that stimulates or is perceived by the sense of smell, or by other means as the department may determine by rule, the standards for which shall be judged on criteria that shall include intensity, duration, frequency, offensiveness and health risks. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • Odor management plan: means a site specific plan approved by the director to manage odor from an agricultural operation to a level associated with accepted agricultural practices by utilizing best management practices. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • official sample: means a sample of commercial feed taken by the director or an authorized agent in accordance with the provisions of section 25-2709, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means any person who has a right of property in an animal. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • Person: means every natural person, firm, association, partnership, company business or corporation. See Idaho Code 25-1101
  • person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation, firm, association and agent. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Person: means and includes individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, associations, cooperatives and any and all other business units, devices and arrangements. See Idaho Code 25-3103
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, broker, order buyer, video livestock sale or other type of electronic marketing organization, association or other legal entity. See Idaho Code 25-3301
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, other business unit, society, association or other legal entity, any public or private institution, the state of Idaho, or any municipal corporation or political subdivision of the state. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Person: means any individual, association, partnership, firm, joint stock company, joint venture, trust, estate, private corporation, or any legal entity, which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties. See Idaho Code 25-3803
  • Person: means any individual, association, partnership, firm, joint stock company, joint venture, trust, estate, political subdivision, public or private corporation, state or federal governmental department, agency or instrumentality, or any legal entity, that is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, evidences of debt and general intangibles as defined in the uniform commercial code — secured transactions. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Poultry: means chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and any other bird raised in captivity. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Pound: means a place enclosed by public authority for the detention of stray animals. See Idaho Code 25-3502
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Process wastewater: means water directly or indirectly used in the operation of the AFO for any or all of the following: spillage or overflow from animal or poultry watering systems; washing, cleaning or flushing pens, barns, manure pits or other AFO facilities; direct contact swimming, washing or spray cooling of animals; or dust control. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Producer: means a person who produces milk from cows and sells it for human or animal food, or medicinal or industrial uses;
  • Idaho Code 25-3103
  • Producer-handler: means any person who produces milk or milk fat and uses such production, or any part of it, for processing. See Idaho Code 25-3103
  • product name: means the name of the commercial feed which identifies it as to kind, class or specific use. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Production animal: means , for purposes of this chapter:
  • Idaho Code 25-3502
  • purchase: includes taking by sale, discount, negotiation, mortgage, pledge, lien, issue or reissue, gift or any other voluntary transaction creating an interest in property. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • purchaser: means a person who takes by purchase. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • registrant: means that person, manufacturer, guarantor, or distributor who registers a product or products according to the provisions of section 25-2704, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Representative of a licensee: means any full-time employee, agent or other person who buys, receives, sells, or assembles livestock for resale on behalf of a licensed livestock dealer. See Idaho Code 25-3301
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • sale: includes exchange. See Idaho Code 25-2703
  • seal: includes an impression of such seal upon the paper, alone, as well as upon wax or a wafer affixed thereto; or, alternatively, the seal may be the mark of a rubber stamp providing substantially the same information as the impression. See Idaho Code 73-111
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stock grower: means any person owning any livestock in this state to be slaughtered for human consumption whether in this state or outside of this state, or any person engaging in the business of breeding, growing or raising livestock. See Idaho Code 25-1101
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testatrix: The female counterpart of a testator.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transportation: means the movement of livestock in any manner. See Idaho Code 25-1101
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Unauthorized discharge: means a discharge of process wastewater or manure to state surface waters that is not authorized by an NPDES permit or the release of process wastewater or manure to waters of the state that does not meet the requirements of this chapter. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Wastewater storage and containment facilities: means the portion of an AFO where manure or process wastewater is stored or collected. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Waters of the state: means all accumulations of water, surface and underground, natural and artificial, public and private, or parts thereof which are wholly or partially within, which flow through or border upon the state. See Idaho Code 25-4002
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.
  • Writ: signifies an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer, and the word "process" a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Idaho Code 73-114