Section 2-16-2

Promulgation of rules and regulations as to operation of public hatcheries, shipping into state of baby chicks, etc., eradication and control of poultry diseases, etc., by department authorized.

In order to promote the poultry industry in this state, the Department of Agriculture and Industries is hereby authorized to make such regulations as may be necessary to set up minimum standards for the operation of public hatcheries, to regulate chick dealers and jobbers, to provide standards and to regulate shipping into this state of baby chicks, turkey poults and hatching eggs and for the control and eradication of contagious and infectious diseases of poultry.

(Acts 1945, No. 481, p. 718, §1.)