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Proposed Posting and Posting of Stockyards

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AGENCY:

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

We propose to post 16 stockyards. We have received information that the stockyards meet the definition of a stockyard under the Packers and Stockyards Act and, therefore, need to be posted. Posted stockyards are subject to the provisions of the Packers and Stockyards Act. We have posted 2 stockyards. We determined that the stockyards meet the definition of a stockyard under the Packers and Stockyards Act and, therefore, needed to be posted.

DATES:

For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider comments that we receive by August 9, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

  • E-Mail: Send comments via electronic mail to comments.gipsa@usda.gov.
  • Mail: Send hardcopy written comments to Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647-S, Washington, DC 20250-3604.
  • Fax: Send comments by facsimile transmission to: (202) 690-2755.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647-S, Washington, DC 20250-3604.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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(a) of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202(a)) 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 (7 U.S.C. 202(b)) 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 will be 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.

This document notifies the stockyard owners and the public that the following 16 stockyards meet the definition of stockyard and that we propose to designate the stockyards as posted stockyards.

Facility No.Stockyard name and location
AR-177Morrilton Horse Sale, Morrilton, Arkansas.
GA-226G. R. Sales Co. at Southeastern Arena, Unadilla, Georgia.
IN-167Northern Indiana Collection Point, LLC, Shipshewana, Indiana.
IN-168Hardinsburg Horse Sales, Hardinsburg, Indiana.
KS-208Wakarusa Sale Barn, Wakarusa, Kansas.
LA-147Hays Brothers Livestock Market, LLC, Arcadia, Louisiana.
NY-175Welch Livestock Market, Inc., West Edmeston, New York.
NC-176Triad Livestock Arena, Archdale, North Carolina.
SC-161Highway 34 Auction Barn, Lugoff, South Carolina.
TN-195Wilson Horse and Mule Sale, Inc. Cookeville, Tennessee.
TN-196Country Horse Sales, LLC., Westmoreland, Tennessee.
TX-348Grimes County Stockyards, L.L.C., Navasota, Texas.
VA-162Virginia Cattle Company, Radiant, Virginia.
WV-120Meadow View Farm, Thornton, West Virginia.
WI-148Milwaukee Stockyards, LLC, Reeseville, Wisconsin.
WI-149Horst Stables, LLC, Thorp, Wisconsin.
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This document also notifies the public that the following two stockyards meet the definition of stockyard and that we have posted the stockyards. We published notices proposing to post the two stockyards on November 7, 2003 (68 FR 63055-63056). We received no comments in response to the proposed posting notice. To post stockyards, we assign the stockyard a facility number, notify the owner of the stockyard facility, and send notices to the owner of the stockyard to post on display in public areas of the stockyard. The date of posting is the date on which the posting notices are physically displayed.

Facility No.Stockyard name and locationDate of posting
AR-176101 Livestock Auction, Blackwell, ArkansasMarch 18, 2004.
TN-193Lewisburg Livestock, Columbia, TennesseeApril 5, 2004.
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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 202.

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David R. Shipman,

Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.

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[FR Doc. 05-14593 Filed 7-22-05; 8:45 am]

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