(225 ILCS 640/1)
(from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 208)
When used in this Act:
"Person" means any person, firm, partnership, or corporation.
"Department" means the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
"Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture,
or his duly appointed representative.
"Livestock" means cattle, swine, sheep, equidae, and goats.
"Livestock auction market" means any sale or exchange of livestock
held by any person at an established place of business or premises where
the livestock is assembled for sale or exchange and is sold or exchanged
at auction at regular or irregular intervals, but more frequently than 3
times during the preceding 12 months.
"Consignor" means any person consigning, shipping, or delivering
livestock to a livestock auction market for sale, resale, or exchange.
"Operator of a livestock auction market" means any person holding,
conducting, or carrying on a livestock auction market.
"Marketing center" means an approved livestock facility (stockyard or
livestock market under State and federal veterinary supervision) where
livestock is assembled and that has been approved by the United States
Department of Agriculture.
"Consignment" means a document issued by the owner or shipper of
livestock, designating the name of the owner and/or shipper; place of
origin; stockyards, State or Federal approved slaughtering
establishment, or marketing center of destination; date of shipment;
and number and description of livestock,
certified to by the owner or shipper, kept in possession of the carrier
and delivered to a stockyards, State or Federal approved slaughtering
establishment, or marketing center of destination upon acceptance. This
consignment shall be held by the stockyards, State or Federal approved
slaughtering establishment, or marketing center for a period of not less
than 6 months for inspection by the legally authorized officials of the
United States Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Department of
Agriculture and other officials having police powers.
(Source: P.A. 91-457, eff. 1-1-00.)