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PDFWAC 16-610-065

Livestock identification fees.

All livestock identification inspection fees charged by the director are specified in statute under RCW 16.57.220 but are reproduced in this section for ease of reference.
A call out fee of twenty dollars will be charged for conducting livestock inspections in accordance with RCW 16.57.220, 16.58.130 and 16.65.090. Public livestock markets, special sales, open consignment horse sales, certified feedlots, and USDA inspected slaughter facilities will be charged a call out fee per inspector per day, with the exception of:
Special sales conducted by youth livestock organizations such as 4-H, FFA, and junior livestock groups are exempt from call out fees.
Certificate
Fees:
Inspection Certificate - Cattle
(1) The livestock inspection fee for cattle is $4.00 per head except:
 
The fee for livestock inspection for cattle is $1.21 per head when cattle are identified with a valid brand recorded to the owner or identified with an electronic official individual identification tag.
 
(2) The livestock inspection fee for cattle is $4.40 per head for cattle delivered to a USDA inspected slaughter facility with a daily capacity of no more than five hundred head of cattle.
 
(3) No inspection fee is charged for a calf that is inspected prior to moving out-of-state under an official temporary grazing permit if the calf is part of a cow-calf unit and the calf is identified with the owner's Washington state-recorded brand or identified with an electronic official individual identification tag.
Inspection Certificate - Horse
(4) The livestock inspection fee for horses is $3.85 per head.
Inspection Certificate - Groups of thirty or more horses
(5) The livestock inspection fee for groups of thirty or more horses is $2.20 per head, if:
 
(a) The horses are owned by one individual; and
 
(b) The inspection is performed on one date and at one location; and
 
(c) Only one certificate is issued.
Inspection Certificate - Minimum fee
(6) The minimum fee for a livestock inspection is $5.50. The minimum fee does not apply to livestock consigned to and inspected at a public livestock market, special sale, or a cattle processing plant.
Annual individual identification certificate for individual animals
(7)(a) The livestock inspection fee for an annual individual identification certificate for cattle and horses is $22.00 per head.
 
(b) The livestock inspection fee for an annual individual identification certificate for groups of thirty or more horses or cattle is $5.50 per head, if:
 
(i) The horses or cattle are owned by one individual;
 
(ii) The inspection is performed on one date and at one location; and
 
(iii) Only one certificate is issued.
Lifetime individual identification certificate
(8) A livestock inspection fee for a lifetime individual identification certificate for horses and cattle is $63.00 per head.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.57.025, [16.57.]350, [16.57.]450(8), 16.58.030, 16.65.020, and [16.65.]350. WSR 19-20-022, § 16-610-065, filed 9/23/19, effective 10/24/19. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.57 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 12-21-013, § 16-610-065, filed 10/5/12, effective 11/5/12. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.57, 16.58, 16.65, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-21-016, § 16-610-065, filed 10/7/10, effective 11/7/10;07-14-057, § 16-610-065, filed 6/28/07, effective 7/29/07; WSR 04-01-171, § 16-610-065, filed 12/23/03, effective 1/23/04.]
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