1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Agriculture & Markets
  4. Article 5: Diseases of Domestic Animals; Calves and Veal; Pure Bred Stock; Certificates of Registry.


Section 90-B Definitions

Agriculture & Markets (AGM)

As used in this article unless otherwise expressly stated:

  1. The term "wholesale cattle dealer" means any person who buys or sells cattle as a business enterprise. The term shall not include a person who buys or sells cattle as part of his or her own bona fide breeding, feeding or dairy operation, nor to a person who receives cattle exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises.

  2. The term "auctioneer" means a person who sells, or makes a business of selling cattle, swine or horses, at auction.

  3. The term "auction" means a public sale of cattle, swine or horses to the highest bidder.

  4. The term "horse" means the entire family of equidae.

  5. The term "horse dealer" means any person who buys or sells horses as a business enterprise. This term shall not include a person who buys or sells horses as part of a bona fide breeding, farming or racing operation or for personal use by his or her own family nor to a person who receives horses exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises.

  6. The term "swine dealer" means any person who buys or sells swine as a business enterprise. The term shall not include a person who buys or sells swine as part of a bona fide breeding, feeding or farming operation, nor to a person who receives swine exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises.

  7. The term "swine" means the entire super family of suidoidae, both feral and domestic.

  8. The term "cattle" means the entire family of bovidae.

  9. The term "deer" means any member of the family of cervidae.

  10. The term "deer dealer" means any person who buys and sells deer as a business enterprise. The term shall not include a person who buys and sells deer as part of a bona fide breeding, feeding or farming operation, nor to a person who receives deer exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises.

  11. The term "camelid" means the entire family of camelidae.

  12. The term "camelid dealer" means any person who buys and sells camelids as a business enterprise. The term shall not include a person who buys and sells camelids as part of a bona fide breeding, feeding or farming operation, nor to a person who receives camelids exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises.

  13. The term "ear tag" means a unique, tamper-resistant device which, when affixed to the ears of cattle, deer, swine or camelid, identifies and distinguishes such animals.

  14. The term "registration number" means the number assigned to and that identifies a particular domestic animal, which number and the identifying characteristics of such domestic animal are set forth in a registry maintained by a breed association recognized by the department.

  15. The term "official backtag" means a unique device which, when affixed to cattle, deer, swine or camelid, identifies and distinguishes such animals.

  16. The term "poultry" means a domesticated fowl including chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, guinea fowl and game birds commonly used for the production of meat and eggs. It does not include pigeons.

  17. The term "poultry dealer" means any person who buys or sells poultry as a business enterprise. The term shall not include a person who buys or sells poultry as part of a bona fide breeding, feeding or farming operation, or a person who receives poultry exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises.

  18. The term "poultry transporter" means any person who transports poultry as a business enterprise. The term shall not include a person who transports poultry as part of a bona fide breeding, feeding or farming operation, or a person who receives poultry exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises, provided, however, that the term shall include any person who transports poultry to a live poultry market.

  19. The term "live poultry market" means any premises where poultry are assembled and held for sale and slaughter. It does not include livestock auction buildings.

  20. The term "goat" means any member of the genus capra.

  21. The term "goat dealer" means any person who buys or sells goats as a business enterprise. The term shall not include a person who buys or sells goats as part of a bona fide breeding, feeding or farming operation, or a person who receives goats exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises.

  22. The term "sheep" means any member of the genus ovis.

  23. The term "sheep dealer" means any person who buys or sells sheep as a business enterprise. The term shall not include a person who buys or sells sheep as part of a bona fide breeding, feeding or farming operation, or a person who receives sheep exclusively for slaughter on his or her own premises.