No cattle except those for immediate slaughter, shall be removed from any public livestock
market except in accordance with this Article and regulations adopted by the North
Carolina Board of Agriculture. All cattle removed from any public livestock market for immediate slaughter shall
be identified in a manner approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture and the person
removing same shall before removal sign a form in duplicate showing the number of
cattle, their description, and where same are to be slaughtered or resold for slaughter. Cattle sold for slaughter shall be disposed of in one of the following ways:
(1) Moved directly to a recognized slaughtering establishment for immediate slaughter.
(2) Sold to a dealer bonded under the Packers and Stockyards Act who handles cattle
for immediate slaughter.
(3) Offered for resale for slaughter through a livestock auction market holding a
valid permit issued under this Article.
A “buying station” of a slaughterhouse or similar business not operating under a public
livestock market permit shall not allow the removal of animals for any purpose other
than that of immediate slaughter unless a written permit has been secured from the
State Veterinarian or his authorized representative. This provision shall not apply to buying stations operated by feedlot operators
buying animals for movement to their own feedlots.
Cattle sold for immediate slaughter shall be used for no other purpose unless prior
written permission has been secured from the State Veterinarian or his authorized
representative. No livestock market operator, or agent or employee thereof, shall allow the removal
of any cattle from a market in violation of this section.
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