(505 ILCS 25/2) (from Ch. 5, par. 1402)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Beef" and "Beef products" means the meat intended for human consumption from any bovine animal, regardless of age, including veal.
    (b) "Cattle" means such animals as may be so designated by federal law, including such marketing, promotion and research orders as may from time to time be in effect. Unless such federal law provides to the contrary, "cattle" means all bovine animals, regardless of age, including calves, except that cattle provided for dairy purposes shall be excluded during their useful life as dairy animals. A cow and nursing calf sold together shall be considered one unit.
    (c) "Checkoff Division" means the Checkoff Division of the Illinois Beef Association Board of Governors.
    (d) "Person" means any natural person, partnership, corporation, company, association, society, trust or other business unit or organization.
    (e) "Market Agent", "Market Agency", "Collection Agent" or "Collection Agency" means any person who sells, offers for sale, markets, distributes, trades or processes cattle which has been purchased or acquired from a producer, or which is marketed on behalf of a producer, and further includes meatpacking firms and their agents which purchase or consign to purchase cattle.
    (f) "Director" means a member of the Checkoff Division.
    (g) "Board" means the elected members of the Checkoff Division.
    (h) "Producer" means a person that has owned or sold cattle in the previous calendar year or presently owns cattle.
(Source: P.A. 99-389, eff. 8-18-15.)