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Section 947.04 | Bill of sale for branded livestock sales - waybill or bills of lading for transported livestock.


(A) A person who sells livestock branded with a brand shall execute to the purchaser a written bill of sale bearing the signature and residence of the seller, the name and address of the purchaser, the total number of livestock sold, a description of each animal sold as to sex and kind, and identification of the brand and shall give a copy of the bill of sale to each hauler of livestock, other than railroads, to accompany the shipment of livestock while in transit. The bill of sale or a copy shall be shown by the possessor on demand to any law enforcement officer. The bill of sale is prima-facie evidence of the conveyance of title of the livestock described by the bill of sale.

(B) A person engaged in the business of transporting or hauling livestock in this state shall, upon receiving livestock for transportation, issue a waybill or bill of lading for all livestock transported or hauled. The waybill or bill of lading shall accompany the shipment of livestock and a copy shall be furnished to the person delivering livestock to the hauler. The waybill or bill of lading shall show the place of origin and destination of the shipment, the name of the owner of the livestock, the date and time of loading, the name of person or company hauling the livestock, the number of livestock and a general description thereof, and identification of the brands. The waybill or bill of lading shall be signed by the person delivering the livestock to the hauler certifying that the information contained therein is correct.

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