2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 77 - Animals and Livestock
Article 7 - Feeding of Hogs
Section 77-7-18 - Garbage feeders; slaughterers of garbage-fed swine; registration; garbage cooking; penalty.

NM Stat § 77-7-18 (2016) What's This?

77-7-18. Garbage feeders; slaughterers of garbage-fed swine; registration; garbage cooking; penalty.

A. All persons feeding garbage to or slaughtering swine which have been fed garbage shall first obtain a certificate of registration or a permit for special processing from the livestock board. Application for registration or a permit shall be made to the office of the livestock board on forms which may be obtained from the board. The board shall be notified when such operation is discontinued or upon sale of equipment, transfer of ownership or change of location. Such rights and privileges as are granted by the registration may be revoked for cause by the director of the livestock board, subject to review by the livestock board.

B. All garbage fed in New Mexico shall be cooked and brought to the boiling point or equivalent temperature for a period of not less than thirty minutes.

C. A recording thermometer shall be used and maintained with dated charts for examination by a representative of the board, and be kept on file for a period of not less than ninety days. Each such chart shall bear therein the name and address of the person for whom the garbage was cooked. There shall be no retracing of charts.

D. Cooking facilities shall be approved by the board before certificate of registration is issued.

E. Periodic inspections shall be made of cooking facilities and premises. Premises shall be open for inspection, including cooking operations, equipment and animals, at any reasonable time by designated representatives of the board.

F. The livestock board shall promulgate and adopt, in accordance with the provisions of the State Rules Act [Chapter 14, Article 4 NMSA 1978], regulations setting standards for the maintenance and operation of swine feeding and slaughtering facilities, and providing for the regulation of the movement of garbage-fed swine.

G. Any person, firm or corporation failing to meet the standards set by the regulations of the livestock board for the maintenance and operation of facilities for the feeding or slaughtering of swine or failing to obtain a permit or to meet the requirements of the board for moving garbage-fed swine, may be denied registration or if registered, may have such registration revoked, and shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

H. The board may by regulation set an inspection fee for the permit to transport swine fed on garbage in an amount not to exceed twenty-five cents [($.25)] per animal.

History: 1953 Comp., 47-7-25, enacted by Laws 1970, ch. 79, 3; 1971, ch. 152, 2.

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