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LIVESTOCK FEED YARDS — including the milling or blending of feed for use in operations


This classification applies to the feeding or fattening of livestock, including but not limited to cattle, sheep and hogs, on a fee basis prior to slaughter by separate concerns. This classification includes the transport of animals to and from the feed yard location.

This classification includes growing feed, hay or grain crops when more than 50% of such crops are used by the employer. Cultivation and harvesting of crops that are primarily sold to others shall be assigned to the appropriate Farms Industry Group classification.

Breeding and raising of livestock shall be separately classified.

Livestock butchering operations, including feed yard operations by the same employer, shall be classified as 2081(1), Butchering.

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

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This classification applies to all operations of feeding cattle, sheep and hogs.

This classification includes growing incidental feed, hay or grain crops for the purpose of maintaining the subject animals, unless the majority of feed, hay or grain crops are sold commercially and not used by the employer.

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