02 NCAC 52E .0101          DEFINITIONS

These definitions are applicable throughout Chapter 52:

(1)           "Farm of Origin" means a farm or other premise where an animal was born or on which it has been maintained for at least 90 consecutive days immediately prior to movement.

(2)           "Recognized Slaughtering Establishment" means any slaughter establishment operating under provisions of the federal or state meat inspection acts and where ante‑mortem and post‑mortem inspections are routinely performed.

(3)           "Breeding Swine" means any swine which are maintained for breeding purposes, including sows which are parturient or which have given birth to one or more litters of pigs and boars which are uncastrated and which have reached a stage of maturity rendering the animal capable of being used as a breeding animal, including those boars which through age or infirmity are no longer suitable for such use.

(4)           "Feeder Swine" means any swine showing no visible signs of infectious or communicable disease and weighing less than 150 pounds and which are moved from the farm of origin to an approved feeder pig market to be assembled for resale as feeder swine or moved directly to another premise for further feeding prior to slaughter.

(5)           "Slaughter Swine" means swine which are consigned to a slaughter market or consigned directly to slaughter irregardless of age, breed or sex.

(6)           "Immediate Slaughter" means slaughter within seven days.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑416;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.