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Classification Code:
BUTCHERING — including the handling of livestock

This classification applies to the slaughtering of livestock, including but not limited to beef cattle, hogs, lambs and goats. This classification includes the processing, packaging and distribution of meat produced by the employer.

The feeding and fattening of livestock for other concerns on a fee basis prior to slaughter shall be classified as 0038(2), Livestock Feed Yards.

The purchasing, processing and resale of butchered meat, fish or poultry shall be classified as 8021, Stores — meat, fish or poultry — wholesale.

The fee-based care and feeding of livestock that are en route to slaughterhouses or to market, including incidental butchering, shall be classified as 2081(2), Stockyards.

The slaughter of poultry shall be separately classified.

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Effective DatePure Premium RateNote
Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
Shown below is the previously published phraseology and footnoteEffective Date
BUTCHERING — including the handling of livestock1/1/2016
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