OAR 603-012-0009
Chutes for Inspecting Livestock for Brands or Marks of Identification


Chutes for the inspecting of livestock for brands or marks of identification, as authorized or required under ORS Chapter 604 (Brands and Marks) or other laws enforced by the Department, shall be constructed so that inspection of animals can be made from either side. Solid walls on chutes shall not extend higher than 30 inches above the floor of the chute. The portion of the chute above 30 inches shall be constructed of either cable, pipe, or poles.


Drop gates shall be provided in chutes for stopping animals. The first gate at the head of the chute shall be spaced to handle one animal and additional gates shall be spaced no farther than 22 feet apart. Adequate lighting shall also be provided.


Where a roof is deemed necessary by the Department to protect its employees or others who are required to work around the chute, or to protect the equipment or materials used by them, the roof shall be built over the chute. Electrical outlets for the use of electric clippers shall be provided at intervals along the chute.


Chutes for inspecting livestock for brands or marks of identification shall be thoroughly cleaned after each sale.

Source: Rule 603-012-0009 — Chutes for Inspecting Livestock for Brands or Marks of Identification, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=603-012-0009.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 603-012-0009’s source at or​.us