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PDFWAC 16-610-122

Release of cattle and horses from public livestock markets.

(1) Before allowing the removal of any cattle or horses from any public livestock market, a licensee or the licensee's agent or employee must:
(a) Obtain a livestock inspection clearance from the director for the cattle or horses being removed; and
(b) Issue a release to the person wishing to remove the cattle or horses.
(2) The licensee shall hold proceeds from the sale of impounded cattle or horses for a reasonable period of time not to exceed thirty days to permit the consignor to establish ownership or the right to sell the cattle or horses. If the consignor fails to establish legal ownership or the right to sell the cattle or horses, the proceeds shall be paid to the director to be disposed of as any other estray proceeds under RCW 16.57.300.
(3) Cattle and horses that have been offered for sale at a public livestock market but did not sell, will not be assessed an additional inspection fee upon reconsignment if:
(a) The reconsignment occurs within eight days of the original sale;
(b) The animals are reconsigned to the original sale facility;
(c) The animals have not been removed from the original sale facility before reconsignment;
(d) The animals have not been commingled with other animals; and
(e) No animals have been added or removed from the group.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.57.025, [16.57.]350, [16.57.]450(8), 16.58.030, 16.65.020, and [16.65.]350. WSR 19-20-022, § 16-610-122, filed 9/23/19, effective 10/24/19. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.57, 16.58, 16.65 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-14-057, § 16-610-122, filed 6/28/07, effective 7/29/07; WSR 04-01-171, § 16-610-122, filed 12/23/03, effective 1/23/04.]
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