9 CFR 201.49 - Requirements regarding scale tickets evidencing weighing of livestock, live poultry, and feed.

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§ 201.49 Requirements regarding scale tickets evidencing weighing of livestock, live poultry, and feed.
(a) Livestock. When livestock is weighed for the purpose of purchase or sale, a scale ticket shall be issued which shall be serially numbered and used in numerical sequence. Sufficient copies shall be executed to provide a copy to all parties to the transaction. In instances where the weight values are automatically recorded directly on the account of purchase, account of sale or other basic record, this record may serve in lieu of a scale ticket. When livestock is purchased on a carcass weight or carcass grade and weight basis, the hot carcass weights shall be recorded using a scale equipped with a printing device, and such printed weights shall be retained as part of the person or firm's business records to substantiate settlement on each transaction. Scale tickets issued under this section shall show:
(1) The names and location of the agency performing the weighing service,
(2) The date of the weighing;
(3) The name of the buyer and seller or consignor, or a designation by which they may be readily identified;
(4) The number of head;
(5) Kind of livestock;
(6) Actual weight of each draft of livestock; and
(7) The name, initials, or number of the person who weighed the livestock, or if required by State law, the signature of the weigher.
(b) Poultry. When live poultry is weighed for the purpose of purchase, sale, acquisition, or settlement by a live poultry dealer, a scale ticket shall be issued which shall show:
(1) The name of the agency performing the weighing service;
(2) The name of the live poultry dealer;
(3) The name and address of the grower, purchaser, or seller;
(4) The name or initials or number of the person who weighed the poultry, or if required by State law, the signature of the weigher;
(5) The location of the scale;
(6) The gross weight, tare weight, and net weight;
(7) The date and time gross weight and tare weight are determined;
(8) The number of poultry weighed;
(9) The weather conditions;
(10) Whether the driver was on or off the truck at the time of weighing; and
(11) The license number of the truck or the truck number; provided, that when live poultry is weighed on a scale other than a vehicle scale, the scale ticket need not show the information specified in paragraphs (b)(9)-(11) of this section. Scale tickets issued under this paragraph shall be at least in duplicate form and shall be serially numbered and used in numerical sequence. One copy shall be furnished to the grower, purchaser, or seller, and one copy shall be furnished to or retained by the live poultry dealer.
(c) Feed.
(1) Whenever feed is weighed by or on behalf of a stockyard owner, market agency, dealer, packer, or live poultry dealer where the weight of feed is a factor in determining payment or settlement to a livestock grower or poultry grower, a scale ticket shall be issued which shall show:
(i) The name of the agency performing the weighing service or the name and location of the firm responsible for supplying the feed;
(ii) The name and address of the livestock grower or poultry grower;
(iii) The name or initials or number of the person who weighed the feed, or if required by State law, the signature of the weigher;
(iv) The location of the scale;
(v) The gross weight, tare weight, and net weight of each lot assigned to an individual grower, if applicable;
(vi) The date and time gross weight and tare weight, if gross and tare weights are applicable, are determined;
(vii) The identification of each lot assigned to an individual grower by vehicle or trailer compartment number and seal numbers, if applicable;
(viii) Whether the driver was on or off the truck at the time of weighing, if applicable; and
(ix) The license number or other identification numbers on the truck and trailer, if weighed together, or trailer if only the trailer is weighed, if applicable.
(2) Scale tickets issued under this paragraph shall be at least in duplicate form and shall be serially numbered and used in numerical sequence. One copy shall be retained by the person subject to the P&S Act, and a second copy shall be furnished to the livestock grower or poultry grower.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0580-0015)
[61 FR 36281, July 10, 1996, as amended at 65 FR 17762, Apr. 5, 2000]

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  • 2014-06-09; vol. 79 # 110 - Monday, June 9, 2014
    1. 79 FR 32859 - Scales; Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments or Replacements After Inspection
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
      Direct final rule; correction.
      This correction is effective June 30, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 30, 2014.
      9 CFR Part 201

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 181 - Short title

§ 182 - Definitions

§ 183 - When transaction deemed in commerce; “State” defined

§ 191 - “Packer” defined

§ 192 - Unlawful practices enumerated

§ 193 - Procedure before Secretary for violations

§ 194 - Conclusiveness of order; appeal and review

§ 195 - Punishment for violation of order

§ 196 - Statutory trust established; livestock

§ 197 - Statutory trust established; poultry

§ 197a - Production contracts

§ 197b - Choice of law and venue

§ 197c - Arbitration

§ 198 - Definitions

§ 198a - Swine packer marketing contracts offered to producers

§ 198b - Report on the Secretary’s jurisdiction, power, duties, and authorities

§ 201 - “Stockyard owner”; “stockyard services”; “market agency”; “dealer”; defined

§ 202 - “Stockyard” defined; determination by Secretary as to particular yard

§ 203 - Activity as stockyard dealer or market agency; benefits to business and welfare of stockyard; registration; penalty for failure to register

§ 204 - Bond and suspension of registrants

§ 205 - General duty as to services; revocation of registration

§ 206 - Rates and charges generally; discrimination

§ 207 - Schedule of rates

§ 208 - Unreasonable or discriminatory practices generally; rights of stockyard owner of management and regulation

§ 209 - Liability to individuals for violations; enforcement generally

§ 210 - Proceedings before Secretary for violations

§ 211 - Order of Secretary as to charges or practices; prescribing rates and practices generally

§ 212 - Prescribing rates and practices to prevent discrimination between intrastate and interstate commerce

§ 213 - Prevention of unfair, discriminatory, or deceptive practices

§ 214 - Effective date of orders

§ 215 - Failure to obey orders; punishment

§ 216 - Proceedings to enforce orders; injunction

§ 217 - Proceedings for suspension of orders

§ 217a - Fees for inspection of brands or marks

§ 218 to 218d - Repealed.

§ 221 - Accounts and records of business; punishment for failure to keep

§ 222 - Federal Trade Commission powers adopted for enforcement of chapter

§ 223 - Responsibility of principal for act or omission of agent

§ 224 - Attorney General to institute court proceedings for enforcement

§ 225 - Laws unaffected

§ 226 - Powers of Interstate Commerce Commission unaffected

§ 227 - Powers of Federal Trade Commission and Secretary of Agriculture

§ 228 - Authority of Secretary

§ 228a - Authority of Secretary to request temporary injunction or restraining order

§ 228b - Prompt payment for purchase of livestock

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

§ 228c - Federal preemption of State and local requirements

§ 228d - Annual assessment of cattle and hog industries

§ 229 - Annual report

§ 229c - Separability

Title 9 published on 2014-01-01

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  • 2014-06-09; vol. 79 # 110 - Monday, June 9, 2014
    1. 79 FR 32859 - Scales; Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments or Replacements After Inspection
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
      Direct final rule; correction.
      This correction is effective June 30, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 30, 2014.
      9 CFR Part 201