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Beef Cattle Marketing Act
Loi sur la commercialisation des bovins de boucherie

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 54


Historical version for the period June 26, 1996 to December 30, 2007.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 291/96.

This Regulation is made in English only.


1. In this Regulation,

“livestock dealer” means a person engaged in the business of buying or selling cattle as a principal or as an agent;

“plant operator” means a person operating a plant;

“public auction sale” means a sale or offering for sale of cattle by public auction;

“public auction sale operator” means a person engaged in the business of operating public auction sales. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 1; O. Reg. 154/92, s. 1.


2. The Ontario Cattlemen’s Association is designated as the association for the purposes of the Act, and regulations thereunder. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 2.

Licence Fees

3. The licence fees payable by a person who sells cattle shall be $2.25 for each head of cattle sold. O. Reg. 291/96, s. 1.

4. Subject to section 5, every person who sells cattle shall pay the licence fees referred to in section 3 to the association. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 4.

5. (1) Every plant operator, public auction sale operator and livestock dealer who receives cattle from a seller thereof shall deduct, from the money payable to the seller, the licence fees payable by the seller to the association respecting the cattle. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 5 (1); O. Reg. 154/92, s. 3 (1).

(2) On or before the 15th day of each month, every plant operator, public auction sale operator and livestock dealer shall forward to the association,

(a) all licence fees deducted by the operator or dealer under subsection (1) during the preceding calendar month; and

(b) a statement showing the number of head of cattle sold and the full name, address and postal code of each seller from whom licence fees were deducted during the preceding calendar month. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 5 (2); O. Reg. 154/92, s. 3 (2, 3).

6. The association may recover licence fees owing to the association by suit in a court of competent jurisdiction. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 6.


7. (1) Information provided to the association under clause 5 (2) (b) is confidential. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 7 (1).

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent the association from publishing a list of the names of sellers for the purpose of indicating membership in the association. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 7 (2).


8. (1) Cattle are exempt from this Regulation where,

(a) the cattle are, to the time of sale thereof, owned by a person who does not reside in Ontario;

(b) the cattle are sold through a public auction sale that is organized for the purpose of selling only cattle for the production of milk;

(c) Revoked: O. Reg. 291/96, s. 2.

(d) the cattle are sold through a public auction sale in which all of the cattle that are sold or offered for sale are owned by the person on whose premises the public auction sale is held. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 8 (1); O. Reg. 154/92, s. 4; O. Reg. 291/96, s. 2.

(2) Persons who sell cattle that are, for such sale, exempt under subsection (1), are in respect of those cattle so sold, exempt from this Regulation. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 54, s. 8 (2).