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A: The license required to purchase or broker livestock from Colorado producers, owners and dealers for resale or processing.
A: Cattle, sheep, goats, swine, mules, horses, domesticated elk and domesticated fallow deer.
A: No, livestock purchased for your own consumption or held 90 days or more before being resold or processed are exempt from the law and no license is required for those purchases.
You may be exempt from the required bond or irrevocable letter of credit (but not the required license) if you pay in cash at the time you take possession of the livestock. Cash is U.S. currency, certified check, cashier's check, or postal or Western Union money order. You must fill out and sign a Cash Buyer's Affidavit, which is included on your application each year, to receive this exemption.
You may substitute a USDA Packers and Stockyards Administration bond for the required state bond.
A: Colorado owners, producers and/or dealers who sell livestock.
A: If you meet all of the following:
If you feel you qualify as a Small Volume Dealer, contact the Department for application. The application fee is $25.00 and no bond is required. You will have to maintain certain records as required by the Department.
A: Yes, except for grains and dry edible beans, which require a separate license.
A: Email or call the Farm Products Program at (303) 477-0054.