Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Livestock Markets and Dealers

Regulation Of Certain Nonmarket Sales

81-8-214. Regulation of certain nonmarket sales. (1) A person not a livestock market operator authorized under this part conducting the sale of livestock in a breed sale, a breed association sale, or at a test station sale, except when all of the livestock are owned by that person and are being sold from that person's own place, shall obtain approval from the department before conducting the sale.

(2) The department, as conditions to granting approval, may require:

(a) the names and addresses of those conducting the sale;

(b) the date and time when and the place where the sale will be conducted;

(c) a detailed statement of the assets and liabilities of the persons conducting the sale;

(d) the establishment of a custodial account into which all money received for the sale of livestock must be deposited;

(e) the posting of a reasonable bond or its equivalent in an amount determined by the department;

(f) the commissions or charges proposed to be imposed on the owners of livestock for services associated with the sale;

(g) a guarantee to pay all consignors in full within a reasonable time as set by the department; and

(h) other information that the department considers necessary.

History: En. Sec. 16, Ch. 566, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 11, L. 1995.