2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 4 - AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Section 4:5-23 - Agreements respecting valuation of condemned animals
4:5-23. Agreements respecting valuation of condemned animals
The veterinarian making an official tuberculin test, or any authorized agent of the department may make an agreement with the owner as to the valuation of the animal condemned, based on its market value for dairy, breeding or beef purposes immediately prior to the time of discovery of the infection or the owner of the animal condemned may agree that the value of the animal be determined by appraisement by the department as provided in section 4:5-24 or 4:5-25 of this Title.
In the case of any purebred animal, the owner at the time of appraisal shall furnish the certificate of registration or he shall furnish evidence that he has made application for same. In no case shall indemnity be paid on a purebred basis until the certificate of registration has been received and approved by the department.
The owner of any condemned animal not eligible for indemnity shall receive only the net proceeds of the sale of the meat, hide and other marketable parts of the animal; provided , the same shall have been inspected by an approved inspector, who must be a veterinarian, in the event of which agreement the owner shall have no further claim against the State.
Amended by L.1946, c. 247, p. 874, s. 13.