7 U.S. Code § 1635a - Definitions
The term “base price” means the price paid for livestock, delivered at the packing plant, before application of any premiums or discounts, expressed in dollars per hundred pounds of carcass weight.
The term “basis level” means the agreed-on adjustment to a future price to establish the final price paid for livestock.
The term “current slaughter week” means the period beginning Monday, and ending Sunday, of the week in which a reporting day occurs.
The term “F.O.B.” means free on board, regardless of the mode of transportation, at the point of direct shipment by the seller to the buyer.
The term “lot” means a group of one or more livestock that is identified for the purpose of a single transaction between a buyer and a seller.
The term “marketing” means the sale or other disposition of livestock, livestock products, or meat or meat food products in commerce.
The term “prior slaughter week” means the Monday through Sunday prior to a reporting day.
The term “producer” means any person engaged in the business of selling livestock to a packer for slaughter (including the sale of livestock from a packer to another packer).