Any stockyard owner, market agency, or dealer who knowingly fails to obey any order made under the provisions of sections 211, 212, or 213 of this title shall forfeit to the United States the sum of $500 for each offense. Each distinct violation shall be a separate offense, and in case of a continuing violation each day shall be deemed a separate offense. Such forfeiture shall be recoverable in a civil suit in the name of the United States.
(Aug. 15, 1921, ch. 64, title III, § 314, 42 Stat. 167; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, § 1, 62 Stat. 909.)