(505 ILCS 115/3)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1053)
For the purpose of this Act, unless the context clearly requires
(a) "Sheep" means any animal of the ovine species, regardless of age,
produced or marketed in Illinois.
(b) "Wool" means the natural fiber produced by sheep.
(c) "Producer" means any person who is actively engaged in the business
of producing or marketing sheep or wool and who receives income from the
production of sheep or wool, unless otherwise defined in the sheep and wool
production development and marketing program.
(d) "First Purchaser" means any person who resells sheep or wool purchased
from a producer or offers for sale any product produced from such sheep
or wool for any purpose.
(e) "Market development" means to engage in research and educational
programs directed toward better and more efficient production and utilization
of sheep or wool; to provide methods and means for the maintenance of present
markets; to promote the need to increase production to meet current demands so
that the development of new and larger domestic and foreign markets can be
(f) "Sheep and wool production development and marketing program" means
any program established under this Act which prescribes procedures and policy
for the development of markets for sheep and wool or sheep and wool products.
(g) "Sheep and wool production development and marketing board" means
the board established under this Act to administer a program for the
development of markets and promotion of the sheep and wool industry.
(h) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Agriculture of
the State of Illinois.
(i) "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of the State of
(Source: P.A. 88-571, eff. 8-11-94.)