ATCP 12.045(2)(b) (b) A person may register additional vehicles at any time during a registration year.
ATCP 12.045 Note Note: A person may obtain an application form under sub. (2) by calling (608) 224-4889, by visiting the department website at http://datcp.wi.gov, or by writing to the following address:
ATCP 12.045 Note Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Division of Animal Health
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
ATCP 12.045(3) (3)Registration fees.
ATCP 12.045(3)(a)(a) A person shall pay a non-refundable annual fee of $20 for each vehicle registration sticker under this section.
ATCP 12.045(3)(b) (b) A person shall pay a registration fee surcharge of $100 if the department determines that, within 365 days prior to submitting a registration application under sub. (2), the person operated an animal transport vehicle without a registration sticker in violation of sub. (1).
ATCP 12.045(3)(c) (c) A person who is required to pay a surcharge under par. (b) shall also pay any registration fee that is due under par. (a) for the license year in which the person violated sub. (1).
ATCP 12.045(3)(d) (d) Payments under pars. (b) and (c) do not relieve a person of other civil or criminal liability that may result from a violation of sub. (1), nor do they constitute evidence of a violation of sub. (1).
ATCP 12.045(4) (4)Action on registration application. The department shall grant or deny an application under sub. (2) within 30 business days after the department receives a complete application or, if a person submits the application with a license application under s. ATCP 12.02, 12.03, or 12.04, by the license action deadline. The department shall issue a 2-part registration sticker for each registered vehicle. Each part of the 2-part registration sticker shall identify the registration year for which the 2-part registration sticker is issued.
ATCP 12.045(5) (5)Denying, suspending, or revoking a registration. The department may deny, suspend, or revoke an animal transport vehicle registration under this section for cause, pursuant to s. 93.06 (7), Stats. Cause may include a violation of this section.
ATCP 12.045(6) (6)Vehicle requirements. The following requirements apply to every animal transport vehicle for which a registration sticker is required under sub. (1):
ATCP 12.045(6)(a) (a) A current registration sticker shall be displayed on both sides of the animal transport vehicle.
ATCP 12.045(6)(b) (b) The operator of the animal transport vehicle shall display, legibly printed in letters at least 2 inches high and ¼ inches wide, the operator's name, business city, and state, and every current animal trucker license number, animal market license number, and animal dealer license number that the department has issued to the operator on one of the following:
ATCP 12.045(6)(b)1. 1. The power unit, both sides.
ATCP 12.045(6)(b)2. 2. The animal transport vehicle, in close proximity to the current registration sticker, on both sides of the vehicle.
ATCP 12.045 Note Note: The vehicle registration stickers must be on the animal transport vehicle itself, not the power unit. The department issues registration stickers in duplicate, so the operator can display identical stickers on both sides of the vehicle.
ATCP 12.045(6)(c) (c) The vehicle shall be constructed, equipped, and maintained for safe transportation and containment of the types of animals transported.
ATCP 12.045(6)(d) (d) The vehicle shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
ATCP 12.045(6)(e) (e) The vehicle, if used to transport diseased or downer animals, shall be cleaned and disinfected before being used to transport any other animals. The disinfectant shall be used according to label directions.
ATCP 12.045 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1995, No. 471, eff. 4-1-95; cr. (1) (c), Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 03-121: r. and recr. Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 06-009: am. (3) (c) and (4) Register September 2006 No. 609, eff. 10-1-06; CR 07-061: am. (3) (a) Register June 2008 No. 630, eff. 7-1-09; CR 07-107: r. and recr. (1), am. (3) (a) and (4) Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08; CR 11-048: am. (1) (b), r. and recr. (6) Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12.
ATCP 12.05 ATCP 12.05Identification of livestock.
ATCP 12.05(1) (1)Identification of bovine animals.
ATCP 12.05(1)(a)(a) Official individual identification. Whenever an animal dealer or animal market operator receives a bovine animal, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately record the animal's official individual identification. If a bovine animal has no official individual identification at the time of receipt, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately identify that animal with an official individual identification. This paragraph does not apply to steers, calves under 6 months old, feeder cattle, or bovine animals that are backtagged for slaughter under par. (b) 1.
ATCP 12.05 Note Note: See also s. ATCP 10.21 (1).
ATCP 12.05(1)(b) (b) Slaughter identification.
ATCP 12.05(1)(b)1.1. Whenever an animal dealer, animal market operator, or animal trucker receives any bovine animal for sale or shipment to slaughter, that person shall immediately identify the animal with an official back tag and record the back tag number, if the bovine animal is not already identified according to par. (a). If a bovine animal is already identified according to par. (a), or backtagged at the time of receipt, the person receiving the animal shall record its official identification or back tag number.
ATCP 12.05(1)(b)2. 2. Any animal dealer or animal market operator that has a bovine animal that is backtagged for movement to slaughter under subd. 1., but shipment to slaughter does not occur, shall immediately identify that bovine animal with an official individual identification, if not already applied, and record that official individual identification number.
ATCP 12.05 Note Note: See also s. ATCP 10.21 (2).
ATCP 12.05 Note Note: If an animal dealer or trucker hauls bovine animals direct to slaughter or to a slaughter sale held at a licensed market, an official back tag is adequate identification for the animal.
ATCP 12.05(2) (2)Identification of swine.
ATCP 12.05(2)(a)(a) Official individual identification. Whenever an animal dealer or animal market operator receives any swine, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately record the official individual identification of that swine. If a swine has no official individual identification at the time of receipt, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately identify that swine with an official individual identification. This paragraph does not apply to swine that are backtagged for slaughter under par. (b) 1.
ATCP 12.05(2)(b) (b) Slaughter identification.
ATCP 12.05(2)(b)1.1. Whenever an animal dealer, animal market operator, or animal trucker receives any sow, boar, or stag for sale or shipment to slaughter, that person shall immediately identify the swine with an official swine back tag or premises identification ear tag and record the back tag or ear tag number, if the swine is not already identified according to par. (a). If a sow, boar, or stag is already identified according to par. (a), or backtagged or tagged with a premises identification ear tag at the time of receipt, the person receiving the swine shall record its official identification back tag, or ear tag number.
ATCP 12.05(2)(b)2. 2. Any animal dealer or animal market operator that has an animal that is backtagged for movement to slaughter under subd. 1., but shipment to slaughter does not occur, shall immediately identify that animal with an official individual identification, if not already applied, and record that official individual identification number.
ATCP 12.05 Note Note: See also s. ATCP 10.31.
ATCP 12.05 Note Note: If an animal dealer or trucker hauls swine direct to slaughter or to a slaughter sale held at a licensed market, an official back tag or premises identification ear tag is adequate identification for the animal.
ATCP 12.05(3) (3)Identification of equine animals. Whenever an animal dealer or animal market operator receives any equine animal, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately record the official individual identification of that equine animal. If an equine animal has no official individual identification when received by an animal dealer or market operator, the animal dealer or market operator shall have a licensed and certified veterinarian prepare a description of that equine animal according to s. ATCP 12.01 (20) (c).
ATCP 12.05(4) (4)Identification of sheep. Whenever an animal dealer or animal market operator receives any sheep, the animal dealer or animal market operator shall immediately record the official individual identification of that sheep, if any. If a sheep has no official individual identification when received by an animal dealer or animal market operator, the animal dealer or animal market operator shall immediately identify that sheep with an official individual identification if that identification is required under s. ATCP 10.70.
ATCP 12.05(5) (5)Identification of farm-raised deer.
ATCP 12.05(5)(a)(a) Official individual identification.
ATCP 12.05(5)(a)1.1. Whenever an animal dealer or animal market operator receives any farm-raised deer, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately record the official individual identification of that farm-raised deer. If a farm-raised deer has no official individual identification at the time of receipt, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately identify that farm-raised deer with an official individual identification. This paragraph does not apply to farm-raised deer which are backtagged for slaughter under par. (b).
ATCP 12.05(5)(a)2. 2. No animal dealer or animal market operator may deliver a farm-raised deer to the custody of any other person unless that deer bears 2 individual identifications meeting the requirements of s. ATCP 10.53 (2) (d) 4. or unless that deer is backtagged under par. (b) and shipped directly to slaughter.
ATCP 12.05(5)(b) (b) Slaughter identification. Whenever an animal dealer, animal market operator or animal trucker receives a farm-raised deer for sale or shipment to slaughter, that recipient shall immediately identify that deer with an official back tag or other slaughter identification approved by the department, unless that deer already bears an official slaughter identification. The animal dealer, animal market operator, or animal trucker shall immediately record the back tag or slaughter identification number.
ATCP 12.05(6) (6)Identification of goats. Whenever an animal dealer or animal market operator receives any goats, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately record the official individual identification of that goat, if any. If a goat has no official individual identification when received by an animal dealer or market operator, the animal dealer or market operator shall immediately identify that goat with an official individual identification if that identification is required under s. ATCP 10.77.
ATCP 12.05 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; cr. (3), (4), Register, March, 1995, No. 471, eff. 4-1-95; am. (2) (b), Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; emerg. cr. (5), eff. 6-3-96; cr. (5), Register, December, 1996, No. 492, eff. 1-1-97; am. (1) (a), (2) (a), (4) and (5) (b), Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 02-078: am. (5) (a) 3. Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; CR 03-121: r. and recr. Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 06-009: am. (4) Register September 2006 No. 609, eff. 10-1-06; CR 07-107: am. (4), cr. (6) Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08; CR 11-048: am. (2) (b) Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12; CR 13-058: am. (1) (b), (3), (5) (a) 2. Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 6-1-14; CR 15-092: am. (1) (a), renum. (1) (b) to (1) (b) 1. and am., cr. (1) (b) 2., am. (2) (a), renum. (2) (b) to (2) (b) 1. and am., cr. (2) (b) 2., am. (5) (b) Register July 2016 No. 727, eff. 10-1-16.
ATCP 12.06 ATCP 12.06Records.
ATCP 12.06(1) (1)Records required. A person operating as an animal market operator, animal dealer, or animal trucker shall keep an accurate record of every animal that the person receives from or delivers to another person.
ATCP 12.06(1m) (1m)Animal market operator and animal dealer records. The records of an animal market operator and an animal dealer shall include all of the following correlated information related to each animal:
ATCP 12.06(1m)(a) (a) The name and address of the principal from whom the person received the animal, the date of receipt, and the place of receipt. The record shall also identify the animal trucker, if any, who transported the animal to the place of receipt.
ATCP 12.06(1m)(b) (b) The name and address of the principal to whom the person delivered the animal, the date of delivery, and the place of delivery. The record shall also identify the animal trucker, if any, who transported the animal to the place of delivery.
ATCP 12.06(1m)(c) (c) The animal's official individual identification number, if official identification is required under ch. ATCP 10 or this chapter. If the animal has no official individual identification and is not required to bear official individual identification under ch. ATCP 10 or this chapter, the record shall identify the species, age, and sex of the animal.
ATCP 12.06(1m)(d) (d) The animal's back tag number, if any.
ATCP 12.06(1m)(e) (e) The animal's wild animal identification number, if the animal bears a wild animal identification number prescribed by the department of natural resources.
ATCP 12.06(1m)(f) (f) A copy of any certificate of veterinary inspection that accompanied the animal. An animal market veterinarian may keep the certificate copy for the animal market operator.
ATCP 12.06(1m)(g) (g) The animal's breed or class if the animal is a bovine animal or swine. If a bovine animal is a crossbreed of beef and dairy animals, the animal shall be classified as a beef breed.
ATCP 12.06(1m)(h) (h) Equine infectious anemia test results, if required under s. ATCP 10.36 (3) for an equine animal.
ATCP 12.06(1m)(i) (i) A death record if the animal dies in the person's custody. The record shall indicate the apparent cause of death, the place and manner of carcass disposition, and the name and address of any person to whom the carcass was delivered.
ATCP 12.06(1s) (1s)Animal Trucker Records. The records of an animal trucker shall include all of the following correlated information related to each animal:
ATCP 12.06(1s)(a) (a) The name and address of the principal from whom the person received the animal, the date of receipt, and the place of receipt.
ATCP 12.06(1s)(b) (b) The name and address of the principal to whom the person delivered the animal, the date of delivery, and the place of delivery.
ATCP 12.06(1s)(d) (d) The number and a general description of the animals including species, age, and sex of the animals in the shipment.
ATCP 12.06(1s)(e) (e) The slaughter back tag number, except if the animal is moved from a licensed animal dealer or animal market operation direct to slaughter, the animal trucker is not required to record the individual back tag number.
ATCP 12.06(1s)(f) (f) A death record if the animal dies in the animal trucker's custody. The record shall indicate the apparent cause of death, the place and manner of carcass disposition, and the name and address of any person to whom the carcass was delivered.
ATCP 12.06(1s)(g) (g) The owner of each animal.
ATCP 12.06(2) (2)Records retained for 5 years; inspection and copying. A person who is required to keep records under sub. (1), (1m), or (1s) shall retain those records for at least 5 years, and shall make them available to the department for inspection and copying upon request.
ATCP 12.06(3) (3)Auctioneer records. An auctioneer who is exempt from licensing as an animal dealer under s. ATCP 12.03 (2) (f) shall nevertheless keep all of the records required under subs. (1) and (1m) for livestock sold by the auctioneer at an exempt auction. The auctioneer shall retain the records for at least 5 years, and shall make the records available to the department for inspection and copying upon request.
ATCP 12.06 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; am. (1) (b) 5. and (c) 5., Register, September, 1993, No. 453, eff. 10-1-93; am. (1) (a), (b) (intro.), 2. and 5., (c) (intro.), 1., 2. and 5., (d), (2) (a), (b) 1., 2., (c) 1., 2., Register, March, 1995, No. 471, eff. 4-1-95; emerg. am. (1) (b) 2., 3., (c) 2.,3., (2) (b) 2., 3., (c) 2. and 3.; am. (1) (b) 2., 3., (c) 2., 3., (2) (b) 2. and (c) 2., Register, December, 1996, No. 492, eff. 1-1-97; reprinted to correct error in (1), Register, March, 1997, No. 495; r. and recr. (1), renum. (2) to be (3) and am. (3) (e), cr. (2), Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 03-121: r. and recr. Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 06-009: am. (1) (intro.) and (h), cr. (1) (bc) Register September 2006 No. 609, eff. 10-1-06; CR 07-107: am. (1) (bc) Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08; CR 11-048: am. (1) (intro.), renum. (1) (a) to (i) to be (1m) (a) to (i), am. (1m) (c) as renum., cr. (1s), am. (2), (3) Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12; CR 13-058: am. (1s) (e), cr. (1s) (g) Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 6-1-14; CR 15-092: r. (1m) (bc), am. (1m) (d), r. (1s) (c), am. (1s) (e) Register July 2016 No. 727, eff. 10-1-16.
ATCP 12.07 ATCP 12.07Handling downer animals. If an animal goes down while in the possession of an animal market operator, animal dealer, or animal trucker, the downer animal may not be dragged or pulled by the neck or other extremity, or subjected to any other mistreatment or abuse. Downer animals shall be confined in separate holding pens and shall be segregated from healthy animals or separated by a rigid barrier when transported in any vehicle. A downer animal may not be held for more than 24 hours by any animal market operator, animal dealer, or animal trucker before the downer animal is sent for rendering or euthanized in a humane manner.
ATCP 12.07 Note Note: A carcass must be disposed of in a manner consistent with s. 95.50, Stats.
ATCP 12.07 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; CR 03-121: am. (2) Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 11-048: r. (1), renum. (2) to be 12.07 and am. Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12.
ATCP 12.08 ATCP 12.08Prohibited conduct. No person may:
ATCP 12.08(1) (1) Knowingly make any false report or statement to the department concerning:
ATCP 12.08(1)(a) (a) The ownership, identification, age, vaccination status, test status, or health status of livestock; or
ATCP 12.08(1)(b) (b) The purchase, sale, or movement of an animal.
ATCP 12.08(2) (2) Sell or move any animal in violation [of] ch. ATCP 10 or this chapter, or any order issued under ch. ATCP 10 or this chapter.
ATCP 12.08(3) (3) Buy, sell, lease, or exchange animals in the name of any person other than a licensed animal dealer, a licensed animal market operator, or the person holding or acquiring an ownership or leasehold interest in the animal.
ATCP 12.08(4) (4) Transport any animal without certificates of veterinary inspection, permits, or other documents required by this chapter, ch. ATCP 10, or ch. 169, Stats.
ATCP 12.08(5) (5) Fail or refuse, upon reasonable demand by any authorized agent of the department, to permit the examination of:
ATCP 12.08(5)(a) (a) Animals in transit; or
ATCP 12.08(5)(b) (b) Health or shipping documents accompanying animals in transit.
ATCP 12.08(6) (6) Fail to provide, within 10 days following the receipt of a written request from the department, any relevant report or document relating to the transportation of animals or any official individual identification of an animal purchased, sold, or transported. The department may extend the compliance deadline under this subsection for good cause shown.
ATCP 12.08(7) (7) Knowingly cause or permit a susceptible healthy animal to commingle with a diseased animal while in transit, unless the entire load of animals is shipped directly to a slaughtering establishment for slaughter, or the commingling is authorized by the department.
ATCP 12.08(8) (8) Cause or permit the commingling of different animal species during transit if the animals are not of a comparable size, or if one species may pose a known disease threat to the other species.
ATCP 12.08(9) (9) Advertise or claim to be licensed as an animal market operator, animal dealer, or animal trucker unless the claim or advertisement is true.
ATCP 12.08(10) (10) Receive interstate shipments of bovine animals or swine as a federally approved livestock marketing facility unless the market qualifies as a federally approved livestock marketing facility under s. ATCP 10.07 (4).
ATCP 12.08(12) (12) Use any brand or tattoo device for official identification purposes, without authorization from the department.
ATCP 12.08(13) (13) Park or store a vehicle containing animal remains or animal waste in any place where it creates a health hazard or a public nuisance.
ATCP 12.08(14) (14) Deposit animal remains or animal waste in any place where the deposit creates a health hazard or public nuisance.
ATCP 12.08(15) (15) Conduct business as an animal dealer without carrying or posting a dealer identification card issued by the department. The dealer identification card shall be readily available for inspection upon request.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.