Title: Livestock Dealer / Agent License
Description: Any person, including packing companies, that engage in the business of buying or selling livestock on a regular basis for the person's own account or for the account of others. Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:14:32 PM
Modification Date: 7/11/2019 8:34:34 AM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
625 N. Robert Street
Division Name: Ag Marketing and Development
Division Phone: 320-634-7354
Division Fax: Division URL:
Any person, including packing companies, that engage in the business of buying or selling livestock on a regular basis for the person’s own account or for the account of others. Livestock includes: Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Horses intended for slaughter, Mules, Farmed cervidae, Llamas, Ratitae, Bison, Goats.
No license is needed if the person is primarily a retailer of meats, operates a frozen food processing plant, or engages in farming where the livestock purchases have been for herd replacement and the livestock sales have been of livestock they have owned and raised.
About Livestock Dealer Licensing
How to Get a Livestock Dealer or Market Agency License
Rules: 1515.0100 - .2400
Livestock Dealer and Agent License Application
Current license fees are:
$300 for each livestock market agency and public stockyard
$100 for each livestock dealer
$100 for each meat packing company
$50 for each agent of a livestock dealer or meat packing company
Period of Issuance:
July 1 - June 30
Length of Determination: 1-10 days.
License Detail URL:
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