Packers and Stockyard Bonds

Packers and Stockyard Bonds also known as a livestock bonds are required by the Federal Government as regulated by the Department of Agriculture. This type of bond is used as a measure of protection for livestock sellers against non-payment. The size of the bond is based on the volume of business, generally an average two days’ business with a minimum of $10,000 bond. Packers whose annual livestock purchases exceed $500,000 are also required to be bonded.

Packer and Poultry dealers are required to hold assets — inventories, proceeds, and proceeds receivable — in trust for the benefit of cash sellers and poultry growers. In lieu of a trust a Packers & Livestock Surety Bond or Packers & Stockyard Surety Bonds may be offered as an alternative.

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