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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 39E: Livestock auction business; licenses

Section 39E. As used in the section, the word ''livestock'' shall include all bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine, equine animals and poultry. The word ''poultry'' shall include all domesticated birds including, but not limited to, chickens, turkeys, guineas, exotic and game birds. Every person engaged in the business of auctioning livestock shall obtain a license therefore from the director, the fee for which shall be determined by the secretary of administration and finance, and such license shall expire on November thirtieth following the date of issuance, unless sooner revoked. The department of food and agriculture may make rules and regulations governing the issuance and revocation of such licenses, and relative to matters relating to this section including, but not limited to, record-keeping, facility maintenance, animal identification, animal health and methods and times for inspecting and checking animals.