(225 ILCS 655/2)
(from Ch. 111, par. 502)
As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, words and
phrases have the meaning ascribed to them as follows:
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
"Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
"Animals" or "livestock" means cattle, goats, sheep, swine, or any other
animals of the bovine, caprine, ovine, or porcine species.
"Slaughter livestock buyer" means any person determined by the
Department to be engaged in the business of purchasing livestock in this
State for slaughter and such livestock is slaughtered in this or any other
state for food and the marketing meat products therefrom.
"Agent" means any person duly authorized to represent or act for a
"Slaughter livestock broker" means any person in the business of buying,
receiving, selling, exchanging, negotiating, or soliciting the sale,
resale, exchange, or transferring of any slaughter livestock purchased from
the producer or his agent or representative or received on consignment from
the producer or his agent or representative.
"Registrant" means any person required to be registered under this Act.
"Producer" means any producer of slaughter livestock produced in the
"On consignment" means any receiving or sale of slaughter livestock,
wherein the broker acts as the agent for the owner.
"Person" means any association, corporation, individual, partnership or
any other business unit.
(Source: P.A. 78-794