<html> <head> <title>Rule 12:79:04:01 Marbling.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 12:79:04:01"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 12:79:04:01 Marbling."> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 15 (filtered)"> <title>CHAPTER 12:79:04</title> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 2 6 3 5 4 5 2 3 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times",serif;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline;} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:10.0pt;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple> <div class=WordSection1> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>12:79:04:01.&nbsp;&nbsp;Marbling.</b> Beef product bearing the certification mark may be certified as either tier one or tier two. Once beef product qualifies for certification as either tier one or tier two, it may bear the certification mark and be identified with tradenames identified with tier one beef or tier two beef product as specified in the license agreement. Tier one and tier two beef products are determined as follows:</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (1)&nbsp;&nbsp;To be certified as tier one, a beef carcass shall earn a minimum marbling score of &quot;Modest 0&quot; under the USDA Quality Grading System as prescribed in United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef, effective January 31, 1997, as published by the Livestock and Seed Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, or by an equivalent system for determining marbling as approved in advance in writing by the </span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>commissioner</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (2)&nbsp;&nbsp;To be certified as tier two, a beef carcass shall earn a minimum marbling score of &quot;Slight 0&quot; under the USDA Quality Grading System as prescribed in United State Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef, effective January 31, 1997, as published by the Livestock and Seed Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, or by an equivalent system for determining marbling as approved in advance in writing by the </span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>commissioner</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> 32 SDR 31, effective August 29, 2005; SL 2019, ch 235, &#167;&nbsp;37 and 38, effective April 14, 2019.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=1">1</A></span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>-5</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>3</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>-43(1)(3)</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL </span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>1-53-</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>3</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>9</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>, </span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>1-53-</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>4</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>0</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Reference:</b> &quot;United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef,&quot; January 31, 1997. Published by the Livestock and Seed Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture. This publication is available on the internet at </span><a href="http://www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/stand/standards/beef-car.pdf"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>http://www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/stand/standards/beef-car.pdf</span></a><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'> or from USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service LS, MGC Stop 0248, Room 2628-S, P.O. Box 96456, Washington, DC 20090-6456. This publication is available free of charge.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> </div> </body> </html>