IFAS Internal Management Memoranda

IFAS; Policy for Disposal of Live Animals, Carcasses, Meat Products, and Feed

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 1, 1993

INTERNAL MANAGEMENT MEMORANDUM NUMBER: 6C1-6.40-19 (Revised)

SUBJECT: IFAS; Policy for Disposal of Live Animals, Carcasses, Meat Products, and Feed

The following is the IFAS policy with regard to animals, carcasses, meat products, and feed, and should be strictly enforced by all units.

  1. Live Animal Disposal

    1. State Owned Animals -- Live animals should be sold either at auction or by bid process. Animals can be sold through slaughter facilities if this procedure is necessary to obtain carcass data. Live animals owned by UF are not to be sold by private treaty.

    2. Foundation Owned Animals -- Live SHARE animals owned by the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. (UFF) may be sold at auction, by bid process or by private treaty, if the selling price through private treaty is at or above local market value. SHARE animals may also be sold through slaughter facilities if procedure is necessary to obtain carcass data.

    3. Live animals, whether UF or UFF owned, are not to be traded for goods or services, given at no charge to any employee of the University, or donated to any individual or organization. Employees at IFAS farm units do not have the option of taking "worthless" or "unwanted" animals home. Such animals must be sacrificed by approved humane methods or moved through the appropriate sales channels as outlined above.

    4. Individuals, including University employees, and organizations may purchase IFAS state owned animals through public auction.

  2. Animal Carcasses and Meat Products -- Disposal of carcasses and meat products is subject to the same policy as with live animals. All such carcasses and products, if edible, will be processed and sold through the established meat laboratory facility within the Department of Animal Science. If the carcass is inedible, the carcass or carcass parts will be disposed of by the appropriate method.

  3. Feed Disposal -- No feed whether owned by UFF (SHARE) or the State of Florida is to be sold by private treaty, traded for goods or services, given at no charge to any employee of the University, or donated to any individual or organization. Waste feed, mill floor sweepings, and other similar feed with limited value should be fed to appropriate animals at the animal unit or disposed of in accordance with applicable rules.