Agriculture Compliance

Feed, Fertilizer, Lime, Seed Inspection, 
Stockyards, Brands, and Certificates of Free Sale


Agriculture Compliance

Agriculture Compliance is responsible for many areas of agriculture.  

We inspect and enforce laws pertaining to feed, seed, fertilizer and agricultural lime as well as conducting yearly BSE Inspections at feed manufacturing facilities.

We issue permits to seed dealers and processors.

Agricultural Compliance is responsible for Stockyards and Brands registration and licensing/permitting of bonded livestock markets, livestock dealers, issuing livestock hauler trailer tags and livestock brands.

We also issue Certificates of Free Sale to Alabama companies in order for them to ship their products around the world. 


Effective January 1, 2017, stricter federal rules regulate how medically important antibioticsmedications that are important for treating human diseasecan be administered to animals in feed and drinking water.

Among the provisions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires veterinary oversight whenever such antibiotics are administered to any food animal species via feed or water, even if the animals are not intended for food production. From pet rabbits and pigs, to backyard poultry, to large livestock farms, the same restrictions apply. 

All medically important antibiotics to be used in feed or water for food animal species require a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or a prescription.
  The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Pet Food Recalls

FDA Recall Page

4/20/2018  OC Raw Dog

Chicken, Fish, & Produce Dog Food.  May contain Listeria monocytogenes.  OC Raw Dog, LLC

4/20/2018  OC Raw Dog

Freeze Dried Sardines.  Potential for Clostridium botulinum.  OC Raw Dog, LLC 


Pet food-freezed dried raw beef topper.  Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. TruPet, LLC

Blue Ridge Beef 
Complete raw pet food  May contain Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Blue Ridge Beef  

03/26/2018 Natural Selections and ZooLogics

Fresh raw meals for dogs  May contain Salmonella and E. coli O128 Darwin’s Natural Pet Products 

03/22/2018 Milo’s Kitchen  

Dog treats  Products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. J.M. Smucker Company

03/06/2018 Tucker's  

5lb Pork-Bison Box  Potential Salmonella contamination Raw Basics, LLC

03/06/2018 Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Dentley's, and Good Lovin'  

Bully Stick dog food  Potential contamination with Saslmonella Redbarn Pet Products, LLC

03/02/2018 Steve’s Real Foods  

Raw frozen dog food turkey canine recipe  potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Steve’s Real Foods

03/01/2018 Blue Ridge Beef  

Raw pet food for cats  Presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Name Blue Ridge Beef

Contact Information


Scott Absher
Program Manager

Phone:  334-240-7184
Fax:      334-240-7193

1-800-642-7761 ext. 7184

State of Alabama
Department of Agriculture and Industries
Agricultural Compliance Section
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123

Field Inspector Contacts

Jamie Booker.........251-589-2612
            Field Supervisor        


Jason Fields...........256-​280-5032

Coty Galloway.........256-947-0081

Carl Jackson..........334-850-9603

Kenny Mehearg.............334-850-0780 

Bill McMillan...........334-726-0143

Blake Pickett............334-850-1317

Kevin Rye.................256-460-3009


Consumer Complaint

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If you are having an issue with livestock feed,
fertilizer, pet food, agricultural lime or seeds
please contact our office.

Division Contacts

Agriculture Compliance Division 

State of Alabama 
Department of Agriculture and Industries
Agricultural Compliance Section
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123
Program Director 

Scott Absher

Phone:  334-240-7184 
Fax:      334-240-7193
1-800-642-7761 ext 7184 or 7304