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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 2. DISEASED BOVINES [9801 - 10610]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 3. Bovine Brucellosis [10301 - 10496]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 7. Slaughter of Exposed Nonreacting Animals [10421 - 10423]
  ( Article 7 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the secretary may proceed with the identification of nonreacting animals in a herd in the same manner as provided in Section 10401 and require the slaughter of those animals and the disinfection of the premises where the animals have been kept if all of the following requirements are satisfied:

(a) The secretary determines that bovine brucellosis cannot be eradicated or effectively controlled in the particular herd by the usual recognized methods.

(b) The secretary determines that slaughter of the remaining exposed nonreacting animals in the herd is the best and most practical method of attaining eradication or control.

(c) The secretary has entered into a voluntary agreement with the owner of the nonreacting animals to carry out the purposes and conditions of this chapter.

(d) Funds are available to indemnify the owner of the nonreacting animals.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 653, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1997.)


The value of a nonreacting animal that is slaughtered shall be determined by appraisement by a representative of the department or a representative of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, and by the owner or his or her agent. If these persons do not agree on the valuation of the animal, the animal shall be appraised by the chief appraiser of the department, or his or her representative. In either event, the value that is determined is final.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 623, Sec. 4. (AB 1319) Effective January 1, 2014.)


If a nonreacting animal is slaughtered pursuant to this article, and indemnity funds are available, the owner of the animal may receive part or all of the following:

(a) The proceeds of the sale of the salvage of the animal.

(b) From the United States Department of Agriculture, any sum that is authorized to be paid to the owner from any appropriation that is made by the United States Department of Agriculture to assist in the eradication of brucellosis in cattle in this state.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 623, Sec. 5. (AB 1319) Effective January 1, 2014.)


Indemnity provided by this article shall not be paid in any of the following cases:

(a) For any bovine animal which reacts to the brucellosis test or shows active brucellosis prior to or at slaughter. In this case, the indemnity rate which is provided in Section 10405 shall apply.

(b) For any bovine animal, unless all exposed cattle, swine, goats, sheep, and horses on the premises are slaughtered.

(c) For any bovine animal, until the premises where the animal has been kept have been cleaned and disinfected by the owner in a manner which is approved by an agent of the department or of the United States Department of Agriculture.

(d) For any steer or grade bull.

(e) For any animal which is owned by the United States, this state, or any county or city in the state.

(f) If the owner is in violation of any provision of this chapter or any regulation which is made by the department that relates to bovine brucellosis.

(g) For any animal which is not slaughtered within 30 days after such animal is appraised.

(h) For any bovine animal which originated in another state or country that has not been in this state for at least 90 days.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 304.)

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