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Rules and Regulations Governing the Operation of Livestock Markets [2 VAC 5 ‑ 60]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes requirements for operating a livestock market in Virginia to ensure a disease free and safe environment for the livestock that pass through.
State Authority Sections 3.2-6001 , 3.2-6002 , and 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The minimization and control of the spread of animal diseases among animals passing through livestock markets located in Virginia.

3. The establishment of sanitary standards for livestock markets and methods for their enforcement.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Charles Broaddus, DVM  / Program Manager
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-4560    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Animal Disease Eradication & Traceability - Promulgate new chp 61; Repeal chps. 60 & 120 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/19/2015).

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 0060 Change in Code Citation - 2VAC5-60 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/4/2009.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Updating language with respect to disease eradication efforts and animal disease traceability NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 12/9/2011 after the comment period had ended.
Livestock Markets Proposed Stage withdrawn before the Secretary's office completed its review.