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The State of Kansas requires a license for the following applications:
K.S.A. 47-1001 - Livestock Markets
Requires premises that sell livestock on a consignment basis to be licensed with the department. These requirements include the traditional livestock market as well as occasional sales that provide for the public sale of livestock.
K.S.A. 47-1804 - Livestock Dealers
Requires the licensing of livestock dealers or order buyers by the department. This includes any person engaged in the business of buying or selling livestock in commerce, either on that person's own account or as the employee or agent of the seller or purchaser, or any person engaged in the business of buying or selling livestock in commerce on a commission basis and shall include any person who buys or sells livestock with the use of a video.
K.S.A. 47-1503 - Feedlots
Requires that facilities operating as a feedlot be licensed by the department. A feedlot is defined as a livestock feedlot, or feed yard having more than 1,000 head of livestock at one time during the license year or any other livestock feedlot whose operator elects to come under the act. This definition includes lots or pens which are not used normally for raising crops and in which no vegetation, intended for livestock feed, is growing. Swine and dairy confinement facilities are included.
K.S.A. 47-2101 - Domesticated Deer
Requires anyone who raises or harbors domesticated deer to have a permit issued by the department. Deer includes all members of the family cervidae (deer, elk, moose, caribou and related species).
K.S.A. 47-1201 - Disposal of Dead Animals
Outlines proper disposal of dead animals and requires the licensing of disposal trucks, plants and substations that operate within the state.
K.S.A. 47-4701 - Brands
Requires that brands must be registered with the department. Brands are personal property and the use of an unregistered brand and the application of a brand on another's livestock is illegal.
Brand Registration Form