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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 10. CATTLE PROTECTION [20001 - 22086]

  ( Division 10 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 6. Inspection of Cattle [21051 - 21323]

  ( Chapter 6 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 5. Procedure [21171 - 21175]
  ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

21171.
  

Inspection of cattle consists of the examination of the cattle for all brands and marks, and, in the case of unbranded cattle, for natural marks, sex, and breed. It also includes the issuance of a certificate of inspection.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

21172.
  

If inspection is required, the person that requests the inspection shall notify the inspector. The inspector shall make his inspection as soon as practicable after he is notified.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

21172.2.
  

The director may, by regulation, provide that any person who ships any cattle from a modified point-of-origin inspection area, for inspection at destination, is required to notify the local brand inspector prior to shipment of such cattle, if he finds, following a public hearing in the area, such requirement is needed to protect cattle owners from losses by theft or straying of their livestock.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 385.)

21172.5.
  

The brand inspection of cattle as provided for in this chapter shall be conducted in such a way as to minimize the disruption of normal cattle raising operations. Both the feedlot management and personnel and the brand inspector shall jointly handle the cattle at a time and in a manner that is not detrimental to the livestock involved. However, nothing in this section shall prevent any cattle from being brand inspected pursuant to Section 21051.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 385.)

21173.
  

If requested to do so, the person in charge of the animals shall furnish the inspector with a list of the brands and marks on them to the best of his ability.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

21174.
  

If, upon inspection, there is found any animal which does not bear the recorded brand of the person that presents the animal for inspection, such person shall show the inspector a bill of sale, certificate of inspection, dairy exemption number, or other proof of ownership of such animal.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 318.)

21175.
  

The shipper or person in charge of cattle being shipped or offered for inspection is responsible for sorting out stray animals and identifying such strays to the brand inspector prior to inspection.

(a) Any expense for feed and transportation incurred in the recovery of stray animals shipped without inspection, or shipped for inspection at destination, without the knowledge and consent of the owner, shall be recovered from the person responsible for the shipment.

(b) Any person failing to cut out or identify stray animals which are shipped without inspection or shipped for inspection at destination shall pay a penalty upon a first violation of fifty dollars ($50) for each animal; upon a second violation within the same 12-month period, a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) for each animal; upon a third violation within the same 12-month period, a penalty of two hundred dollars ($200) for each animal; and upon the fourth or subsequent violation within the same 12-month period, a penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for each animal to the Bureau of Livestock Identification which is in addition to any other penalty provided by law.

(c) For purposes of determining subsequent violations, each shipment of cattle to a single destination point in one calendar day constitutes one violation.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 558, Sec. 4.)

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