ORS 633.029¹
License required for animal feed manufacturers and distributors
  • fee
  • exemption
  • rules

(1)(a) A person may not operate an animal feed manufacturing plant, distribute commercial feeds other than at retail, be furnished a certificate of registration of a brand in this state, distribute a custom mixed feed manufactured for that person, or repackage or relabel a commercial feed manufactured by another person without having first obtained a license from the State Department of Agriculture. Application for license must be on forms prescribed by the department and must be accompanied by a license fee established by the department, not to exceed $500. All licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year or on such date as may be specified by department rule.

(b) In accordance with the provisions of ORS chapter 183, the department may promulgate rules designating different license fees for various categories of persons described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, so as to recognize differences in types of activities or volumes of business.

(2)(a) A contract feeder is not subject to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, provided no drugs in any form are utilized in the manufacturing, mixing or processing of the feed. In the event drugs are so utilized, the contract feeder or other person utilizing the drugs is subject to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section.

(b) In accordance with the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the department shall promulgate rules designating the types or categories of persons described in paragraph (a) of this subsection to whom this section applies. In promulgating such rules, the department shall consider:

(A) The methods of manufacture, mixing or processing of feed used;

(B) The quantities and kinds of drugs used; and

(C) The number, ages and kinds of animals to which the feed is to be made available. [1971 c.489 §7; 1973 c.342 §3; 1979 c.116 §3; 2001 c.137 §6; 2007 c.768 §37]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 633—Grades, Standards and Labels for Feeds, Fertilizers and Seeds, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors633.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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