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    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development offers a variety of license and registration plans to suit the needs of Michigan businesses while protecting the interests of the people of Michigan.

Materials developed to provide information on how an individual may become a qualified Animal Control Officer.
Information on how to acquire a feed license to manufacture or distribute commercial feed in Michigan.
Information on registration of Michigan Animal Shelters.
Basic information on starting and registering an Aquaculture Facility in Michigan, along with pertinent laws, forms, reports and compendiums.
Basic information on attaining a state license to sell/render animal carcasses.
Large Carnivore Breeding
Information regarding Large Scale Dog Breeding Kennel Registration
Information that applies to any person, or business entity engaged in the buying, receiving, selling, exchanging, transporting, negotiating, or soliciting sale, resale, exchange, transportation, or transfer of livestock.
Information on licensing Michigan pet shops.
Information regarding the proper procedures and process for licensing riding stables.