Register July 2019 No. 763
Chapter ATCP 17
LIVESTOCK PREMISES REGISTRATION
Livestock premises; registration required.
Receiving livestock from unregistered locations.
Ch. ATCP 17 Note
This chapter is adopted under authority of ss. 93.07 (1)
, 93.07 (10)
, 95.51 (3m)
, 95.55 (6)
, 95.68 (8)
, 95.69 (8)
, 95.71 (8)
, 95.72 (5)
, 97.22 (8)
, and 97.42 (4)
, Stats. This rule interprets ss. 93.07 (10)
, and 97.42
, Stats. A person who violates this chapter is subject to applicable penalties and remedies provided in ss. 93.06 (7)
, and 97.73
, Stats. According to s. 95.36 (10)
, Stats., a violator may also be disqualified from receiving livestock indemnities for which that person might otherwise be eligible under ch. 95
, Stats., if the department condemns livestock for disease control purposes.
In this chapter:
Township, range, and section numbers, if the location has no street address.
Geographic coordinates, if the location has no street address and no township, range, and section numbers.
“Bovine animal" means beef cattle, dairy cattle, or American bison of any age or sex.
“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
, or 169.21
“Cervid" means a member of the family of animals that includes deer, elk, moose, caribou, reindeer, and the subfamily musk deer. “Cervid” includes all farm-raised deer.
“Clinic" means a place where livestock are kept primarily for purposes of health care or rehabilitation.
“Confidential information" means information that the department is required, under s. 95.51
, Stats., and this chapter, to keep confidential.
“Contiguous" means adjacent, or separated only by a transportation corridor, stream, or like feature.
“Contract agent" means a person who acts on behalf of the department, pursuant to a written contract with the department.
ATCP 17.01 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
“Department" means the Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 17.01 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
“Farm-raised deer” has the meaning given in s. 95.001 (1) (ag)
, Stats., but does not include a cervid kept by an institution accredited by the association of zoos and aquariums.
“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 10.61
“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.
“Livestock" means bovine animals, equine animals, goats, poultry, sheep, swine other than wild hogs, farm-raised deer, captive game birds, South American camelids, ratites, and fish from a fish farm.
“Livestock exhibition” means a state, county, or district fair, or an event at which livestock from different premises are exhibited to the public at a common location.
“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.
“Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, or other legal entity.
“Poultry" means domesticated fowl commonly used for human food, including domesticated chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowl, squab, ratites, and captive game birds.
“Premises" means a location that a person registers under a single premises code.
“Ratite" means a member of the group of flightless birds that includes the ostrich, emu, cassowary, kiwi, and rhea.
“Register" means to apply for and obtain from the department a premises registration certificate under s. ATCP 17.02
“Slaughter establishment” means a facility to slaughter animals that is licensed and inspected by the department or USDA.
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
; CR 18-018: r. (2) to (7), am. (10), r. (15), (16), r. and recr. (18), am. (20), (23), (24), r. (26), am. (29), r. (31), am. (33), r. (34), (35), am. (36), Register July 2019 No. 763, eff. 8-1-19.
Livestock premises; registration required. 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) prior to the renewal deadline. The renewal transaction may be conducted by phone, mail, online, or by e-mail if an e-mail address has been provided. There is no fee for an initial or renewal registration.
An individual may keep livestock at a location in this state without registering the location under par. (a)
, provided all of the following apply:
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)
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.
If additional livestock types are obtained, the individual agrees to contact the department within 7 days to state what livestock are being kept.
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:
The individual's complete name and spouse's complete name, if married.
The address where livestock are kept, if different than the mailing address.
The individual's county of residence and the county of the livestock premises.
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 Note
Note: A person may obtain a form from the department using the information below: