Persons who wish to operate or conduct a community sale of livestock must obtain a permit prior to the start of the sale. All animals must be inspected by the official veterinarian on the day of the sale. Livestock which are brought from out of state must meet the Minnesota importation requirements. Animals showing clinical signs of infectious, contagious, or communicable disease will be denied entry to the sale. Sale premises must be well-constructed and maintained in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition.
An official veterinarian must be present at each sale, except for sales that only handle poultry or ratites originating in Minnesota. Poultry, ratites or hatching eggs originating from other states or being sold and transported to other states, are not allowed to be sold without an official veterinarian present.
Always check with sale management for additional requirements.