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Deposting of Stockyards

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Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.




We are deposting 77 stockyards. These facilities are no longer capable of being used as stockyards and, therefore, are no longer required to be posted.


August 25, 2003.

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The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) administers and enforces the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (7 U.S.C. 181-229) (P&S Act). The P&S Act prohibits unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practices by livestock market agencies, dealers, stockyard owners, meat packers, swine contractors, and live poultry dealers in the livestock, poultry, and meatpacking industries.

Section 302 of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202) defines the term “stockyard” as follows:

* * * any place, establishment, or facility commonly known as stockyards, conducted, operated, or managed for profit or nonprofit as a public market for livestock producers, feeders, market agencies, and buyers, consisting of pens, or other inclosures, and their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats are received, held, or kept for sale or shipment in commerce.

Section 302 (b) of the P&S Act requires the Secretary to determine which stockyards meet this definition, and to notify the owner of the stockyard and the public of that determination by posting a notice in each designated stockyard. After giving notice to the stockyard owner and to the public, the stockyard is subject to the provisions of Title III of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 201-203 and 205-217a) until the Secretary deposts the stockyard by public notice.

We depost a stockyard after the facility can no longer be used as a stockyard. Some of the reasons a facility can no longer be used as a stockyard include: the facility has been moved and the posted facility is abandoned, the facility has been torn down or otherwise destroyed, such as by fire, the facility is dilapidated beyond repair, or the facility has been converted and its function changed.

This document notifies the public that the following 77 stockyards no longer meet the definition of stockyard and that we are deposting the facilities.

Facility No.Stockyard name and locationDate posted
AL-106Athens—Limestone Stockyard, Athens, AlabamaNovember 16, 1971
AL-127Geneva County Livestock, Geneva, AlabamaAugust 27, 1959
AL-162Barrett Livestock Market, Inc., Wetumpka, AlabamaJune 27, 1978
AL-167Kenneth Hinckle Feeder Pig Sale, Piedmont, AlabamaAugust 28, 1986
AL-186Wood's Livestock Market, Ohatchee, AlabamaDecember 1, 1991
AL-188Centre Livestock Market, Inc., Centre AlabamaNovember 9, 1995
AR-102Atkins Livestock Auction, Atkins, ArkansasJanuary 13, 1970
AR-112Eudora Livestock Auction Company, Eudora, ArkansasAugust 15, 1958
AR-122Imboden Concentration Point, Imboden, ArkansasFebruary 18, 1970
AR-151S & S Livestock, Paragould, ArkansasMarch 6, 1974
AR-165Beebe Livestock Exchange, Beebe, ArkansasApril 1, 1991
AR-167Dunn's Horse and Tack Sale, El Dorado, ArkansasMarch 19, 1992
AR-171Roden's Auction Service, DeQueen, ArkansasMay 1, 1996
AZ-103Layton Livestock Auction, Inc., Tucson, ArizonaOctober 15, 1957
CA-106Rebik Auction Yard, Brawley, CaliforniaJanuary 11, 1959
CA-115Dixon Livestock Auction Co., Dixon, CaliforniaOctober 6, 1959
CA-172Western Auction Co., El Cajon, CaliforniaNovember 8, 1976
CA-179Martins Dairy Stockyards, Chino, CaliforniaFebruary 21, 1986
CA-187Cash & Carry Livestock Sale, Apple Valley, CaliforniaNovember 20, 1993
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CO-101Mile Hi Livestock Auction Co., Broomfield, ColoradoDecember 28, 1962
CO-130Limon Cattle Auction, L.L.C., Limon, ColoradoMarch 6, 1957
CO-150Monte Vista Livestock Auction, Inc. Ignaco, ColoradoMay 8, 1981
IA-188Monticello Sale Barn, Monticello, IowaOctober 13, 1965
IA-215Sioux City Stock Yards, Sioux City, IowaNovember 1, 1921
ID-105Coeur d'Alene Livestock, Inc., Couer d'Alene, IdahoOctober 2, 1959
ID-109Gooding Livestock Commission Co., Inc., Gooding, IdahoFebruary 28, 1950
KS-125Emmett Livestock Sales, Emmett, KansasJune 1, 1959
KS-140Hiawatha Auction Company, Hiawatha, KansasMay 25, 1959
KS-147Iola Community Sale, Iola, KansasMay 28, 1959
KS-153D. C. Livestock, Lawerence, KansasFebruary 15, 1963
KS-200Leavenworth Livestock Auction Company, Leavenworth, KansasFebruary 7, 1975
KS-206Sunflower Horse Auction, Chapman, KansasFebruary 12, 1986
KY-114Glasgow Livestock Market, Inc., Glasgow, KentuckyDecember 11, 1959
LA-107Clarks Livestock Auction, Inc., Benton, LouisianaApril 10, 1957
LA-117Grand Cane Livestock Sales, Inc., Grand Cane, LouisianaMarch 11, 1959
LA-127Dominique's Livestock Market, Inc., Marksville, LouisianaSeptember 28, 1962
MD-100Aberdeen Sales Co., Aberdeen, MarylandOctober 27, 1959
MN-140Princeton Livestock Market, Inc., Princeton, MinnesotaOctober 15, 1959
MS-153E & E Livestock, Inc., Tupelo, MississippiMay 17, 1974
MS-166Granger Trading Barn, Halzlehurst, MississippiFebruary 21, 1993
MS-168S & S Sales, Mantachie, MississippiJanuary 8, 1996
MS-169McDermott Sale Company, Byhalia, MississippiOctober 24, 1996
MT-104Montana Livestock Auction, Butte, MontanaFebruary 14, 1950
NC-126Stanley County Livestock Market, Norwood, North CarolinaMarch 31, 1961
NC-161Mount Olive Livestock Market, Inc., Faison, North CarolinaFebruary 2, 1990
NY-100Empire Livestock Adams Sales, Adams, New YorkAugust 4, 1960
NY-106Sunny Acres Livestock Market, Bombay, New YorkSeptember 20, 1960
NY-126Johnstown Livestock Sales, Inc., Johnstown, New YorkJune 14, 1965
NY-130Thomas Commission Company, Malone, New YorkDecember 7, 1960
NY-131Milford Commission Sales Stables, Inc., Milford, New YorkAugust 17, 1960
NY-133Newman's Livestock Exchange, Inc., Newport, New YorkSeptember 15, 1962
NY-136Empire Livestock Marketing Cooperative, Inc., Owego, New YorkJuly 11, 1960
NY-162Englan Select Sales, Inc., Madison, New YorkJune 30, 1981
NY-165Angelica Feeder Sales Cooperative, Inc., Angelica, New YorkSeptember 5, 1986
NY-169Baurer Horse and Tack Auction, Lyons, New YorkOctober 24, 1989
NY-172The Bar W Ranch & Sales, Shushan, New YorkNovember 11, 1994
OK-106Ardmore Livestock Auction and Ringling Livestock Auction, Ardmore, OklahomaNovember 15, 1949
OK-122Dewey Stockyards, Dewey, OklahomaAugust 31, 1964
OK-145Marietta Livestock Auction Sale, Marietta, OklahomaApril 7, 1959
OK-159Perkins “Y” Livestock Auction, Inc., Perkins, OklahomaApril 27, 1959
OK-164Ringling Livestock Auction, Ringling, OklahomaMarch 6, 1950
OK-197Alva Sales Company, Inc., Alva, OklahomaNovember 10, 1977
OK-198Erin Springs Livestock Auction, Erin Springs, OklahomaNovember 25, 1978
OR-103Corvallis Auction Yard, Inc., Corvallis, OregonSeptember 22, 1959
OR-116Portland Livestock Exchange, North Portland, OregonNovember 1, 1921
OR-126Mikes Livestock Auction, Eagle Point, OregonJanuary 1, 1996
TN-113Covington Sales Company, Covington, TennesseeJune 19, 1959
TN-157Scotts Hill Sales Barn, Scotts Hill, TennesseeMay 7, 1959
TN-181Murfreesboro Livestock Market, Murfreesboro, TennesseeOctober 27, 1983
TN-189Middle Tennessee Horse Sale, Decherd, TennesseeJuly 17, 1993
TN-190H Bar M Horse Auction, Athens, TennesseeSeptember 13, 1993
UT-101Delta Livestock Exchange L.L.C., Delta, UtahJanuary 28, 1955
UT-117Parker Sales, Logan, UtahJune 18, 1992
UT-118Ogden Livestock Auction, Inc., Farr West, UtahJanuary 27, 1994
VT-102Thomas Hichack Company Commission Sales, Morrisville, VermontNovember 18, 1959
VT-111Roberts Livestock and Auctioneering—Sales & Auction Barn, Newport, VermontMarch 20, 1986
WA-117Britton Brothers, Snohomish, WashingtonSeptember 22, 1959

Effective Date

This notice is effective upon publication in the Federal Register because it relieves a restriction and, therefore, may be made effective in less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register without prior notice or other public procedure.

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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 202.

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Dated: August 20, 2003.

Donna Reifschneider,

Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-21664 Filed 8-22-03; 8:45 am]