02 NCAC 52E .0206 CATTLE AND SWINE FOR IMMEDIATE SLAUGHTER: IDENTIFICATION
(a) Cattle. Cattle sold in a public livestock market shall be identified with an official back tag applied at a point just back of the shoulder, or by any other method approved by the State Veterinarian.
(b) Swine. All swine sold for immediate slaughter in a public livestock market or buying station shall be identified as follows:
(1) Bred gilts, sows and boars will be individually identified with an official backtag, eartag or tattoo approved by the State Veterinarian.
(2) Other swine weighing 150 pounds or less shall be identified with a green paint mark on the back not less than three inches in diameter.
(3) Swine weighing in excess of 150 pounds that can be graded and/or classed as top hogs need not be paint marked or tagged.
History Note: Authority G.S. 106‑409; 106‑410;
Eff. April 1, 1984.