Chapter 40-3 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Enforce laws relating to livestock disease control;
Maintain an adequate disease surveillance program of livestock in the state;
Conduct eradication programs for diseases of livestock;
Regulate the livestock auction markets and livestock dealers by inspection, licensing, and bonding;
License and inspect rendering plants;
Enforce the disposal of dead animals; and,
Administer a state meat inspection program.
Attached to the Department of Agriculture for reporting purposes only.
Seven members appointed by the Governor:
Owner/operator livestock auction or commission company
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. Terms are three years, no
Frequency of Meetings:
The Animal Industry Board meets quarterly with additional meetings as necessary.
Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:
SD Animal Industry Board Dr. Beth Thompson, State Veterinarian and Exec. Secretary 411 South Fort Street Pierre, SD 57501 Ph: 605.773.3321 Fax: 605.773.5459 E-mail: email@example.com
The South Dakota Animal Industry Board is responsible for protecting and preserving the health of the State’s livestock to enhance productivity and provide safe products for the public.