C.R.S. Section 35-53.5-109
Movement of cattle into certified feedlots

  • notice
  • inspection


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All Colorado cattle arriving at a certified feedlot from origins in Colorado shall be accompanied by an inspection certificate or Colorado licensed market invoice, issued immediately prior to entry, or shall be inspected upon entry to the certified feedlot. All Colorado cattle that are inspected at the feedlot prior to entry for change of ownership or feedlot entry and that are not accompanied by a Colorado inspection certificate or purchase invoice shall be charged the regular set fees as authorized by section 35-41-104 and shall not be entitled to the discount provided in section 35-53.5-107 (1).


As used in this section, “Colorado cattle” means cattle that either were born in Colorado or were unloaded in Colorado before entering the feedlot.


Cattle received from another brand inspection state or province and accompanied by a current inspection certificate or licensed public livestock market purchase invoice issued immediately prior to shipment that identifies the animals by brand and that identifies the certified feedlot as the final destination shall be exempt from inspection requirements.


All cattle originating from a non-brand inspection area shall be accompanied by purchase and interstate shipment documentation as required by Colorado or the state of origin of the cattle, or both. The document shall include buyer, seller, date of purchase, number of head, sex, average weight, and brands if known. The feedlot shall notify the local brand inspector within twenty-four hours after arrival, and the cattle shall be held separately by source for a maximum of forty-eight hours after such notification so that the inspector may inspect or audit-endorse purchase and shipment documentation so as to establish identity satisfactory to the inspector. No commingling of shipments shall be allowed prior to inspection. The local brand inspector shall not collect any fee for this service.


Cattle received at the feedlot from any source that are rejected by the feedlot for any reason may be shipped out after proper required inspection. Cattle so rejected shall be considered Colorado cattle. These animals shall be kept totally separate from other animals, and no commingling shall be allowed.


The owner of each certified feedlot shall be required to keep a formal, auditable entry log of all cattle entering the facility. This log shall contain information including, but not limited to, the legal owner of the cattle, date of entry, number of head, sex, and lot number or numbers assigned. In addition, the log shall show the brand inspection or purchase invoice that accompanied the livestock upon entry. Such log shall be for the private use of the feedlot and the brand inspector and shall not be considered a public record under the Colorado open records law, article 72 of title 24, C.R.S. The log shall be kept at the certified feedlot at all times.

Source: Section 35-53.5-109 — Movement of cattle into certified feedlots - notice - inspection, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-35.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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§ 35-53.5-109’s source at colorado​.gov