(1) As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the
following definitions shall apply:
(a) "Act" or "Milk Control Act"
means the milk control laws contained in Title 81, chapter 23, MCA.
(b) "Other source milk" means all milk
as defined in the act, and also all reconstituted or recombined milk which is
received in a plant from any source other than a producer licensed under the
Milk Control Act.
(c) "Plant receipts" means all milk
received from producers, other plants, and other sources, inventory, and all
additives used in fluid products.
(d) "Excess milk" means the amount of
milk delivered to a plant by a producer in excess of his specified quota.
(e) "Skim milk dumped" means that
amount of skim milk dumped or otherwise destroyed after separation and without
further processing or usage.
(f) "Shrinkage" means that amount by
which milk receipts exceed milk otherwise accounted for.
(g) "Overage" means that amount by
which milk accounted for exceeds plant receipts.
(h) "Surplus" means that amount of
milk produced that exceeds the class I and II needs of the market.
(i) "Plant" means the processing plant
of a distributor.
(j) "Hauler" means an independent
businessman who owns his own trucking equipment and who contracts directly with
the producers for hauling their milk from farm to plant. A "distributor or
plant hauler" means a processing plant which provides trucking equipment
to haul producer milk from farm to plant.
(k) "Jobber" means any independent
businessman other than a store, wholesale grocery purchasing organization, or
wholesale grocery broker, who has no financial connection with any distributor
other than acquiring the distributor's packaged product and distributing and
selling the same, and whose business practices and policies are within his
exclusive province to establish, and not subject to any influence or control
from the distributor.
(l) "Import jobber" means a
distributor who purchases milk already processed and packaged for resale to
wholesale and retail customers from a source or sources whose headquarters are
geographically located outside the boundaries of Montana.
(m) "Department" means the department of livestock.
(n) "Board" means the board of milk control.
(o) "Bureau" means the milk control bureau of the department.