General Provisions
Livestock Districts
Stock Running At Large On Open Range
Estray Animals; Interfering With Animals
Regulation of Stock On Certain Highways

Terms Used In Oregon Statutes > Chapter 607

  • Adequate fence: means a continuous barrier consisting of natural barriers, structures, masonry, rails, poles, planks, wire or the combination thereof, installed and maintained in a condition so as to form a continuous guard and defense against the ingress or egress of cattle or equines into or from the lands enclosed by the barrier. See Oregon Statutes 607.007
  • City: includes any incorporated village or town. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Class of livestock: means a class, species, genus or sex of livestock, including a class, species or genus of neutered livestock. See Oregon Statutes 607.005
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the State Department of Agriculture. See Oregon Statutes 607.005
  • executive department: means all statewide elected officers other than judges, and all boards, commissions, departments, divisions and other entities, without regard to the designation given to those entities, that are within the executive branch of government as described in Article III, section 1, of the Oregon Constitution, and that are not:

    (a) In the judicial department or the legislative department;

    (b) Local governments; or

    (c) Special government bodies. See Oregon Statutes 174.112

  • Federal land: means a tract of land containing 25,000 acres or more owned or administered by, or under the jurisdiction of, the United States and not subject to the laws of this state. See Oregon Statutes 607.005
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Livestock: means animals of the bovine species, horses, mules, asses, sheep, goats and swine. See Oregon Statutes 607.005
  • Livestock district: means an area wherein it is unlawful for livestock or a class of livestock to run at large. See Oregon Statutes 607.005
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Open range: means an area wherein livestock may lawfully be permitted to run at large. See Oregon Statutes 607.005
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • state government: means the executive department, the judicial department and the legislative department. See Oregon Statutes 174.111
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Taking up: means the intentional exertion of control over an estray animal, including but not limited to the restriction of movement, holding under herd, feeding, pasturing or sheltering of the animal. See Oregon Statutes 607.007
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.