ATCP 17.01(7) (7)“Animal trucker premises" means any real estate, owned or controlled by an animal trucker, at which the animal trucker collects or holds livestock for transportation.
ATCP 17.01(8) (8)“Bovine animal" means beef cattle, dairy cattle, or American bison of any age or sex.
ATCP 17.01(9) (9)“Captive game birds" means birds of a normally wild type, such as pheasants, quail, wild turkeys, migratory wildfowl, pigeons, and exotic birds raised for hunting, that are raised in captivity. “Captive game birds" does not include poultry or ratites, but does include birds kept pursuant to a license issued under s. 169.15, 169.19, 169.20, or 169.21, Stats.
ATCP 17.01(10) (10)“Cervid" means a member of the family of animals that includes deer, elk, moose, caribou, reindeer, and the subfamily musk deer.
ATCP 17.01(11) (11)“Clinic" means a place where livestock are kept primarily for purposes of health care or rehabilitation.
ATCP 17.01(12) (12)“Confidential information" means information that the department is required, under s. 95.51, Stats., and this chapter, to keep confidential.
ATCP 17.01(13) (13)“Contiguous" means adjacent, or separated only by a transportation corridor, stream, or like feature.
ATCP 17.01(14) (14)“Contract agent" means a person who acts on behalf of the department, pursuant to a written contract with the department.
ATCP 17.01 Note Note: The department may contract with an agent to process registrations under this chapter, and to manage registration information on behalf of the department. The contract agent must comply with this chapter and the agent's contract with the department. The contract must include provisions specified in this chapter, including provisions related to confidentiality of information collected under this chapter. See ss. ATCP 17.03 and 17.04.
ATCP 17.01(15) (15)“Dairy farm" means a dairy farm as defined under s. 97.22 (1) (a), Stats., operated by a milk producer.
ATCP 17.01(16) (16)“Deer farm" means real estate on which a person, who is required to register under s. ATCP 10.46, keeps farm-raised deer.
ATCP 17.01(17) (17)“Department" means the Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 17.01 Note Note: The department's contract agent may act on behalf of the department, to the extent authorized under this chapter and the agent contract. See s. ATCP 17.04.
ATCP 17.01(18) (18)“Description" of a location means an address or other information that identifies that location.
ATCP 17.01(20) (20)“Fish farm" means a facility, at which a person hatches fish eggs or keeps live fish, which is required to be registered under s. ATCP 10.60 (2).
ATCP 17.01(21) (21)“Individual" means a human being.
ATCP 17.01(22) (22)“Keep livestock" means to own, feed, house, confine, or care for livestock, or to exercise legal or physical control over livestock. “Keep livestock" does not include the quarantine or confinement of livestock by the department or by the United States department of agriculture.
ATCP 17.01 Note Note: At any given time, several persons may be “keeping" the same livestock. For example, livestock owned by Person A might be fed and cared for by Person B on property owned and maintained by Person C.
ATCP 17.01(23) (23)“Livestock" means bovine animals, equine animals, goats, poultry, sheep, swine other than wild hogs, farm-raised deer, captive game birds, camelids, ratites, and fish.
ATCP 17.01(24) (24)“Livestock exhibition" means a state, county, or district fair, or a recurring event at which livestock from different premises are exhibited to the public at a common location.
ATCP 17.01(25) (25)“Location" means a parcel of real estate in this state, or a group of 2 or more contiguous parcels of real estate in this state, on which livestock are kept.
ATCP 17.01(26) (26)“Milk producer" has the meaning given in s. 97.22 (1) (f), Stats.
ATCP 17.01(27) (27)“Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, or other legal entity.
ATCP 17.01(28) (28)“Poultry" means domesticated fowl commonly used for human food, including domesticated chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowl, squab, ratites, and captive game birds.
ATCP 17.01(29) (29)“Premises" means one or more locations that a person registers under a single premises code.
ATCP 17.01 Note Note: A person may register a livestock “premises" that includes, in addition to the primary premises location (to which the premises code is assigned), one or more secondary locations at which the person keeps the livestock from time to time. For example, a dairy farm “premises" may include a primary location (that includes the milking barn or parlor) and one or more secondary locations (such as a non-contiguous pasture or heifer facility). If a person keeps livestock at multiple locations but never moves or commingles livestock between those locations, the person is advised to register those locations as separate premises (separate primary locations, each with its own premises code). See s. ATCP 17.02.
ATCP 17.01(30) (30)“Premises code" means a code issued under s. ATCP 17.02 (7).
ATCP 17.01(31) (31)“Primary location" means a premises location to which a premises code is assigned.
ATCP 17.01(32) (32)“Ratite" means a member of the group of flightless birds that includes the ostrich, emu, cassowary, kiwi, and rhea.
ATCP 17.01(33) (33)“Register" means to apply for and obtain from the department an annual premises registration certificate under s. ATCP 17.02.
ATCP 17.01(34) (34)“Registered location" means a primary or secondary location that is covered by a current annual premises registration certificate under s. ATCP 17.02 (6).
ATCP 17.01 Note Note: A registration application must identify the primary and secondary locations included in the registered premises. The department issues a premises code for the primary location, but the registration certificate also covers secondary locations identified in the registration application. See s. ATCP 17.02 (6) (c).
ATCP 17.01(35) (35)“Secondary location" means a location that shares or commingles animals with the primary location and is registered with the primary location under a single premises code.
ATCP 17.01(36) (36)“Slaughter establishment" means a place at which livestock are received for slaughter.
ATCP 17.01 History History: CR 04-103: cr. Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05; CR 06-009: am. (19) and (20) Register September 2006 No. 609, eff. 10-1-06; CR 06-028: am. (1) (c) Register November 2006 No. 611, eff. 12-1-06; CR 07-107: am. (8) and (28) Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08; CR 13-063: am. (9), r. (19) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14; correction in (16) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2018 No. 753.
ATCP 17.02 ATCP 17.02 Livestock premises; registration required.
ATCP 17.02(1)(1)General.
ATCP 17.02(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a person may not keep livestock at a location in this state unless that location is registered under this section. There is no fee to register. A registration expires every third July 31 after July 31, 2013.
ATCP 17.02 Note Note: Once a person completes an initial registration, subsequent registrations will be relatively simple. The department will send the registrant a renewal application form (or directions on how to renew on-line) prior to the renewal deadline. The renewal transaction may be conducted by mail, online, or by e-mail if an e-mail address has been provided. The renewal application form will include pre-printed information obtained from the last previous registration. The registrant may renew the registration by returning the pre-printed form with corrections, if any. There is no fee for an initial or renewal registration.
ATCP 17.02(1)(b) (b) An individual may keep livestock at a location in this state without registering the location under par. (a), provided all of the following apply:
ATCP 17.02(1)(b)1. 1. The individual files with the department an affidavit swearing or affirming that the individual is a member of, and follows, an established religion whose tenets and teachings include a sincerely held religious belief opposing registration of a livestock premises as required by s. 95.51 (2), Stats.
ATCP 17.02(1)(b)2. 2. The individual provides the name and requested contact information of a religious leader who can verify that the religion's tenets and teachings oppose registering a livestock premises.
ATCP 17.02(1)(b)3. 3. The individual files the information required under par. (c).
ATCP 17.02(1)(b)4. 4. If additional livestock types are obtained, the individual agrees to contact the department within 7 days to state what livestock are being kept.
ATCP 17.02(1)(c) (c) In addition to the requirements under par. (b), an individual shall file with the department, on a form provided by the department, all the following information:
ATCP 17.02(1)(c)1. 1. The individual's complete name and spouse's complete name, if married.
ATCP 17.02(1)(c)2. 2. The individual's mailing address.
ATCP 17.02(1)(c)3. 3. The address where livestock are kept, if different than the mailing address.
ATCP 17.02(1)(c)4. 4. The individual's county of residence and the county of the livestock premises.
ATCP 17.02(1)(c)5. 5. The individual's telephone number, or if the individual does not own a telephone, the telephone number of a contact who can reach the individual in an emergency, if available.
ATCP 17.02(1)(c)6. 6. The type of livestock operation.
ATCP 17.02(1)(c)7. 7. The type of livestock or livestock carcasses kept on the premises.
ATCP 17.02 Note Note: A person may obtain a form from the department using the information below:
ATCP 17.02 Note Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
ATCP 17.02 Note 2811 Agriculture Drive
ATCP 17.02 Note P.O. Box 8911
ATCP 17.02 Note Madison, WI 53702-8911
ATCP 17.02 Note Phone: (608) 224-4872
ATCP 17.02(2) (2)Who must register.
ATCP 17.02(2)(a) (a) If 2 or more persons are involved in keeping livestock at the same location, one of those persons shall register that location. A person is not required to register a location that is currently registered by another person. A premises registration by one person does not prevent other persons from keeping livestock on the registered premises.
ATCP 17.02 Note Note: For example, if Person A feeds and cares for livestock owned by Person B, on premises owned by Person C, any one of those persons may register the premises (the others need not). Likewise, if Person X pastures livestock on land that Person Y owns and also uses to pasture livestock, either person may register that pasture (the other need not).
ATCP 17.02(2)(b) (b) A person may not register a premises that is currently registered by another person. The department may transfer a current registration from the current registrant to another person if the department finds that the other person is licensed to operate the premises under other applicable law, is more directly engaged in operating the premises, or can provide more definitive knowledge of livestock movements to and from the premises. The department shall notify the current registrant and give the current registrant a chance to comment before transferring a registration to another person.
ATCP 17.02(2)(c) (c) If a person keeps livestock at any location as part of an operation for which that person is required to hold another license, registration or permit from the department, that person may register that location as part of the person's initial application for that other license, registration or permit.
ATCP 17.02 Note Note: For example, if a person holds or is required to hold a dairy farm license under s. ATCP 65.02 (a), a deer farm registration under s. ATCP 10.46 (1), a fish farm registration under s. ATCP 10.61 (1), an animal market license under s. ATCP 12.02, an animal dealer license under s. ATCP 12.03, an animal trucker license under s. ATCP 12.04, a meat establishment license under s. ATCP 55.03 (1), an equine quarantine station permit under s. ATCP 10.37 (3), or a rendering establishment or other license under s. 95.72, Stats., that person may register each related livestock premises location as part of the person's initial application for that other license, registration, or permit. Subsequent license renewal applications must include the livestock premises registration number assigned under this chapter.
ATCP 17.02(3) (3)How to register. Except as provided in sub. (2) (c), a person shall register in one of the following ways:
ATCP 17.02(3)(b) (b) By filing a hard-copy application with the department on a form provided by the department.
ATCP 17.02 Note Note: A person may obtain an application form from the department using the information below and may submit the completed form to the department at the following address:
  Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
  2811 Agriculture Drive
  PO Box 8911
  Madison, WI 53708-8911
  Phone: (608) 224-4872
ATCP 17.02(4) (4)Information required. A registration application under sub. (3) shall include all of the following information:
ATCP 17.02(4)(a) (a) The registrant's legal name, and any trade names under which the registrant keeps livestock in this state.
ATCP 17.02(4)(b) (b) The registrant's mailing address.
ATCP 17.02(4)(bm) (bm) The registrant's county.
ATCP 17.02(4)(c) (c) The registrant's telephone number.
ATCP 17.02(4)(d) (d) The address of the primary premises location, including county.
ATCP 17.02 Note Note: See s. ATCP 17.01 (1). A street address is preferred.
ATCP 17.02(4)(e) (e) A description of each secondary location included in the premises. A person may not register more than 3 secondary locations under a single premises code without department approval. The department may consider whether the secondary locations are part of the same premises, for registration purposes, or whether they should be registered as separate premises under separate premises codes.
ATCP 17.02 Note Note: See s. ATCP 17.01 (18) and (35). Secondary locations are locations that share or commingle animals with the primary location, and are related to the primary location. For example, a dairy farm “premises" may include a primary location (that includes the milking barn or parlor) and one or more secondary locations (such as non-contiguous pastures or heifer facilities).

If a person keeps livestock at multiple locations but never moves or commingles livestock between those locations, the person should register the locations as separate premises (separate primary locations, each with its own premises code).
ATCP 17.02(4)(f) (f) The name and telephone number of at least one individual who has knowledge of livestock and livestock carcass movements to and from every location included in the premises.
ATCP 17.02(4)(g) (g) The types of livestock operations conducted on the premises. The registrant shall designate one or more of the following:
ATCP 17.02(4)(g)1. 1. Farm or production unit.
ATCP 17.02(4)(g)2. 2. Market or livestock collection point.
ATCP 17.02(4)(g)3. 3. Slaughter establishment.
ATCP 17.02(4)(g)4. 4. Rendering or carcass collection point.
ATCP 17.02(4)(g)5. 5. Clinic.
ATCP 17.02(4)(g)6. 6. Livestock exhibition.
ATCP 17.02(4)(g)7. 7. Quarantine facility.
ATCP 17.02(4)(g)8. 8. Other. The registrant shall specify the type or types of operations.
ATCP 17.02(4)(h) (h) The types of livestock or livestock carcasses kept on the premises. The registrant shall designate one or more of the following:
ATCP 17.02(4)(h)1. 1. Bovine animals. The registrant shall indicate whether the bovine animals are beef cattle, dairy cattle, or bison.
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