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Selling Agricultural Products: Selling Livestock

Production, Marketing, and Purchase Contracts for Livestock
Compiled by Iowa Attorney General
June, 2000


This site contains examples of Production Contracts and Marketing Contracts for cattle and hogs, and of Purchasing Contracts for hogs. The contracts were compiled by the Iowa Attorney General from actual contracts being used in Iowa. Producers names and other identifying information have been deleted, but the names of companies offering these contracts remain. The goal, according to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, has been "to give livestock and grain producers key information so they can compare the types of contracts and terms being offered in the marketplace ...." Iowa legislation recently prohibited confidentiality in such contracts, making possible the dissemination of this contract information.
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Assuring Payment to Livestock Producers
Donald L. Uchtmann
January, 2000


This short article describes how livestock producers are protected by the Packers and Stockyards Act, should a packer or other livestock buyer default on its obligation to pay for livestock. Links to the applicable federal statutes and to other information are provided.
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