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Information for Livestock Producers and Firms

Packers and Stockyards Program

The Packers and Stockyards Program (P&SP) ensures open and competitive markets for livestock, meat, and poultry. P&SP is a regulatory program whose roots are in providing financial protection, and ensuring fair and competitive markets.

Packers and Stockyards Act

In the words of the Congress, the purpose of the P&S Act is "to assure fair competition and fair trade practices, to safeguard farmers and ranchers...to protect consumers...and to protect members of the livestock, meat, and poultry industries from unfair, deceptive, unjustly discriminatory and monopolistic practices..."

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Livestock and Poultry Growing Contracts

For assistance with complaints or questions about the Packers and Stockyards Act, contact the Packers and Stockyards Program Regional Office that serves your state.