The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Animal identification number (AIN)--A numbering
system for the official identification of individual animals that
provides a nationally unique identification number for each animal.
Only the AIN beginning with the 840 or other prefix representing a
U.S. territory will be recognized as official for use on AIN tags
applied to animals on or after March 11, 2015.
(2) Approved livestock facility--A stockyard, livestock
market, buying station, concentration point or any other premises,
under State or Federal veterinary inspection, where livestock are
assembled and that has been approved by the Texas Animal Health Commission.
(3) Approved tagging site--A premises, authorized by
the Texas Animal Health Commission, where livestock may be officially
identified on behalf of their owner or the person in possession, care,
or control of the animals when they are brought to the premises.