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Livestock Dealer or Commission Merchant & Outside Salespersons, Drivers

Code 8288 and 2089 “Packing House – All Operations” shall not be assigned to the same risk unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses.  No butchering.


Code 8288 applies to the operation of livestock or cattle dealers which involve purchasing the animals from farmers or ranchers and driving or delivering same to shipping points.  It includes holding and feeding the animals when they are held over awaiting shipment.  The classification contemplates the loading of the livestock or cattle into railroad cars and the feeding and watering during transit.  Commission merchants, who usually act as the intermediary between the dealers and the stockyards or final purchasers, usually maintain offices near the stockyards.  Their buyers, who go out and look over stock which they may purchase from the dealers, are contemplated within the scope of this classification, as are employees who inspect stock as it arrives at the stockyard, and employees who show the cattle or stock to prospective customers.

This classification also applies to livestock sales companies involving the exhibition and sale of cattle, sheep, hogs, etc., and sales stables where horses or mules are exhibited and sold.

This classification also applies to stockyards at cattle concentration points, which may be maintained by packing houses, stock associations or private concerns.  The operations involve unloading the stock from railroad cars and driving or herding same into pens; the care, feeding and watering of the stock while at the yard and the maintenance of pens, grounds, etc., as well as the reloading of the animals if the stockyard is located at an intermediate point.

This classification also applies to insureds engaged exclusively in operating commercial feedlots where feeding cattle for other individuals or concerns is undertaken.  All cattle are delivered to or shipped from the feedlots by the cattle owners or independent contractors.  The cattle are unloaded, placed in pens, ear tagged or branded, vaccinated, sprayed, fed and watered.  Other incidental operations include cleaning of pens, general maintenance, receipt and storage of grain, silage or other feed ingredients and incidental feed milling of formulated feed used exclusively to feed the cattle at the feedlots.

Assignment by Analogy

No Information

Operations to be Separately Rated

  1. Breeding:
    1. Livestock.  Refer to Code 0006 “Farm – NOC & Drivers.”
    2. Poultry.  Refer to Code 0034 “Poultry Farm & Drivers.”
  2. Butchering and slaughtering livestock.  Refer to Code 2081 “Butchering.”

  3. Meat packing, butchering and handling livestock.  Refer to Code 2089 “Packing House – All Operations.”

  4. Slaughtering, eviscerating, packing, or freezing:
    1. Poultry by a poultry wholesale dealer.  Refer to Code 8021 “Fish, Poultry or Meat Dealer – Wholesale.”
    2. Poultry by a poultry retail store.  Refer to Code 8031 “Fish, Poultry or Meat Store – Retail.”
    3. Poultry by a farm.  Refer to Code 2089 “Packing House – All Operations.”
  5. Stockyard operated by butchers.  Refer to Code 2081 “Butchering.”

Industry Group

Stores and Dealers