87-4-417. Records and reporting -- rules. (1) Each alternative livestock ranch licensee shall keep and maintain for 3 years accurate written records of all alternative livestock purchases, transfers, sales, births, and deaths, on forms provided by the department, showing:
(a) the number of each species of alternative livestock purchased by the alternative livestock ranch licensee and from whom purchased;
(b) the number of each species of alternative livestock transferred or sold, the date of transfer or sale, and the name and address of the person to whom the transfer or sale was made; and
(c) individual identification of each alternative livestock that was purchased, transferred, sold, or born or that died. However, a calf or fawn that dies prior to being marked pursuant to 87-4-414(4) need not be identified.
(2) Unless a different reporting frequency has been established pursuant to subsection (3), within 2 weeks after January 1 and July 1 of each year, the alternative livestock ranch licensee shall file a report with the department, showing the number and species of alternative livestock that were on hand as of January 1 and July 1 and the number and species of alternative livestock that escaped, that were bought, sold, transferred, recaptured, or born, or that died during the reporting period.
(3) The department may establish by rule the conditions under which the frequency of reporting requirements may be reduced to one report a year or increased to three reports a year. The department may establish by rule the conditions under which a licensee may submit an abbreviated report. In adopting those rules, the department shall consider the number of animals present on an alternative livestock ranch, the number of reported transactions during previous reporting periods, a history of accurate recordkeeping, and a historical absence of violations.