Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, as used in this article:
(a) "Bond" means a written instrument guaranteeing that the person bonded shall faithfully fulfill the terms of the contract of purchase and guarantee payment of the purchase price of all livestock purchased by him/her, and made payable to the commissioner for the benefit of persons sustaining loss resulting from the nonpayment of the purchase price or the failure to fulfill the terms of the contract of purchase.
(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture of the state of West Virginia and duly authorized representatives.
(c) "Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of West Virginia.
(d) "Livestock" means cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats or any other animal of the bovine, equine, porcine, ovine or caprine specie, and domestic poultry.
(e) "Livestock dealer" means a person other than a livestock producer who buys, receives or assembles livestock for resale, either for his/her own account or that of another person.
(f) "Livestock producer" means a person selling livestock which he/she has raised or livestock which he/she has additionally purchased and summered or wintered.
(g) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session