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What is a Livestock Bill of Sale?

A Livestock Bill of Sale is a legal agreement that you can use to record the purchase or sale of livestock. Whether you're buying or selling cattle, goats, or swine, a Bill of Sale can help you have a defined understanding of your rights and responsibilities. As the buyer or the seller, you can protect yourself and the person you are doing business with by putting your purchase agreement in writing. A complete Livestock Bill of Sale will take into consideration several details, such as registry papers, vet clearance, sale price, and plans for transportation. By putting this contract in writing, you'll protect your investment in the livestock, whether you're buying or selling the animal(s). In addition to providing proof of purchase, a Livestock Bill of Sale may also be used to document the transfer of ownership for legal or tax purposes.

When to use a Livestock Bill of Sale:

  • You're planning on buying or selling livestock and want to see what sort of preparations need to be considered.
  • You're buying or selling livestock and want to put the contract in writing.

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Bill of Sale for Livestock


. Parties


(the "Seller"), who does business at , , , phone number , for valuable consideration, hereby sells, assigns, transfers to (the "Purchaser"), , , , phone number , the following livestock:


. Livestock





. Price


The total Purchase Price for Livestock listed above is dollars.


Seller warrants that the livestock described above were born in .

, and, , and, and .

. Transport


The livestock described above are currently located at a , located at , . The livestock are destined for a , located at , . The livestock are to be loaded at and transported by , License No:. liability for livestock immediatelyliability for livestock in transit


. Warranties


  Seller warrants to Purchaser that Seller is the legal and true owner of the livestock and that Seller has the unqualified right to sell said livestock.

  Seller warrants that the livestock are sold free and clear of any lien, security interest, mortgage or other encumbrance.

  Seller warrants that to the best of Seller's knowledge, none of the livestock are adulterated within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (i.e., none of the livestock have been fed any feed containing protein derived from mammalian tissues, e.g. meat and bone meal, not in compliance with 21 CFR 589.2000 and none of the livestock have an illegal level of drug residues).

  Seller will defend Purchasers claim to the Horse against any and all competing claims.


The livestock are sold as is, with no express or implied warranties or representations having been made by Seller to Purchaser other than those expressly included in this Bill of Sale.


. Acceptance of Livestock & Recording Transfer


Purchaser accepts the livestock by signing this Bill of Sale. Purchaser is responsible for recording the transfer of title with Purchasers County Clerk, where required by law.


. Governing Law


This Bill of Sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the . Any disputes arising under this Bill of Sale shall be adjudicated in the courts of or, if appropriate, the federal district courts of .


. Costs of Dispute


In the event a dispute arises under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by it in connection with such dispute (including, without limitation, all reasonable attorneys fees and costs incurred before and at any trial, arbitration or other proceeding), as well as all other relief granted in any suit or other proceeding.


. Entire Agreement, Severability and Modification


This Bill of Sale constitutes the entire and complete agreement between Purchaser and Seller with respect to the sale of the above livestock. If any part or parts of this Bill of Sale shall be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Bill of Sale shall continue in full force and effect. This Bill of Sale may be modified only in writing executed by both Purchaser and Seller.


. Signatures


Signed by



____________________________________ on


and by


____________________________________ on


. Witnesses


Witnessed by ,


____________________________________ on ______________

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  • Does a Livestock Bill of Sale Form need to be notarized or witnessed?

    Witnesses and notarization are not legally required for your Livestock Bill of Sale Form.

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