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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 2TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
CHAPTER 53MARKET REGULATION
RULE §53.5Market Recordkeeping

(a) A market must maintain records of all cattle consigned that are parturient or postparturient or 18 months of age or older. The records must show the buyer's and seller's names and addresses, county of origin of the cattle, number of animals, delivery vehicle license number, and a description of each animal including sex, age, color, breed, brand, and individual identification such as eartag, bangle tag, backtag, tattoo, or firebrand. Such records must be maintained for a minimum of two years after the date of the transaction and must be made available for inspection by Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) representatives.

(b) A market must maintain records of all swine sold including the buyer's and seller's names and addresses, county of origin of the swine, number of animals, delivery vehicle license number, and a description of each animal, including sex, age, color, breed, and individual identification such as eartag, bangle tag, earnotch, backtag, or slap tattoo. Such records must be maintained for a minimum of two years after the date of the transaction and must be made available for inspection by TAHC representatives.


Source Note: The provisions of this §53.5 adopted to be effective December 18, 1992, 17 TexReg 8289.

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