Livestock Markets Program - 791-0211-23

Description of Agency

The Livestock Markets Program provides regulatory oversight on animal welfare, disease control, and traceability issues pertaining to livestock marketing activities. Entities engaged in the business of buying, selling, transporting, or negotiating the sale and transfer of livestock are required to maintain records and be licensed and bonded when appropriate. In addition, licensed livestock facilities and transport vehicles must be well maintained to ensure animal welfare and human safety as well as to prevent the spread of disease. Revenues from licenses for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 were $16,246 and $23,600, respectively.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD’s) licensing of Livestock Markets Program licensees.
  2. To assess the sufficiency of MDARD’s efforts to monitor the Livestock Markets Program licensees.
  3. To assess the sufficiency of MDARD’s efforts to ensure the accuracy of the Livestock Markets Program data.


Estimated Release Date: Early 2024

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