Livestock & Poultry

Safeguarding human and animal health, assuring food safety and quality, and promoting Arkansas livestock and poultry industries for the benefit of our citizens

Proposed Rules

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission is proposing amendments to rules under Act 600 of 2023, Poultry Feeding Operations Registration Program. 

The purpose of the proposed rule amendment is to establish the poultry feeding operations registration under the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission after Act 600 of 2023 transferred responsibility to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.    

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No comments were received for this rule.

The proposed effective date for this rule for May 30, 2024.

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission is proposing rules under Act 161 of 2023, Veterinary Medical License and Certificate Fees.

The purpose of the proposed rule amendments is to establish an application fee for Veterinary Technician Specialists in compliance with Act 161 of 2023.

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No comments were received for this rule.

The proposed effective date for this rule for May 30, 2024.

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission is proposing amendments to rules under Act 161 of 2023, Veterinary Technician Specialists.

The proposed rule amendment establishes the application process and outlines the requirements for becoming certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in compliance with Act 161 of 2023.

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Click here to view the public comment synopsis.

Click here to view the Financial Impact Statement.

The proposed effective date for this rule for May 30, 2024.

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission is proposing amendments to rules under Act 161 of 2023, Continuing Education Requirements for Veterinary Technician Specialists.

The purpose of the proposed rule amendment is to include additional continuing education requirements for Veterinary Technician Specialists mandated by Act 161 of 2023.

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Click here to view the public comment.

Click here to view the public comment synopsis.

Click here to view the financial impact statement.

The proposed effective date for this rule for May 30, 2024.

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission is proposing amendments to a rule under Act 598 of 2023, Egg Marketing Act.

The purpose of the proposed rule amendment is to comply with Act 598 of 2023, which added a provision to the Arkansas Egg Marketing Act regarding the direct delivery of eggs to consumers to address food safety in home grocery delivery.  The proposed amendments will allow delivery of eggs as long as they are maintained at a temperature of 45 degrees or less. 

Click here to view the final rule.

Click here to view the financial impact statement.

No comments were submitted for this rule.

The proposed effective date for this rule for May 30, 2024.