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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter54 > 54-1_122_01

54-1,122.01. Registered dairy; application; requirements; fee; inspections; records.(1) Any person who operates a dairy operation located within the brand inspection area may make application to the Nebraska Brand Committee for registration as a registered dairy. The application form shall be prescribed by the brand committee and shall be made available by the director of the brand committee for this purpose upon written request. If the applicant is an individual, the application shall include the applicant's social security number. After the brand committee has received a properly completed application, an agent of the brand committee shall within thirty days make an investigation to determine if the following requirements are satisfied:(a) The operator's dairy must be permanently fenced; and(b) The operator must identify each animal individually as directed by the Nebraska Brand Committee.If the application is satisfactory, and upon payment of a registration fee by the applicant, the brand committee shall issue a registration number and registration certificate valid for one year unless rescinded for cause. If the registration is rescinded for cause, any registration fee shall be forfeited by the applicant. The fee for a registered dairy shall be not less than one hundred dollars nor more than six hundred fifty dollars for each such registered dairy having one thousand head or less capacity and an equal amount for each additional one thousand head capacity, or part thereof, of such registered dairy. The brand committee shall set the fee per one thousand head capacity so as to correspond with the inspection fee provided under section 54-1,108. The registration fee shall be paid on an annual basis.(2) The brand committee may adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for the operation of registered dairies to assure that brand laws are complied with, that registered dairy shipping certificates are available, and that proper records are maintained. This section shall not be construed as prohibiting the operation of nonregistered dairies.(3) A registered dairy is subject to inspection at any reasonable time at the discretion of the brand committee and its authorized agents, and the operator shall show cattle purchase records or certificates of inspection to cover all cattle in his or her dairy. Cattle having originated from any such registered dairy may from time to time, at the discretion of the committee, be subject to a spot-check inspection and audit at the destination to enable the brand committee to assure satisfactory compliance with the brand laws by the registered dairy operator.(4) The operator of a registered dairy shall keep cattle inventory records. A form for such purpose shall be prescribed by the brand committee. The brand committee and its employees may from time to time make spot checks and audits of registered dairies and the records of cattle in such registered dairies.(5) The brand committee may rescind or suspend the registration of any registered dairy operator who fails to cooperate or violates the laws or rules and regulations of the brand committee covering registered dairies. SourceLaws 2000, LB 213, § 1.