Animal Movement 

Import Requirements for the World Dairy Expo 2014

This information is current as of April 3, 2014

There are different categories of movement rules.

Cattle from Wisconsin

Cattle from California/Michigan's federal TB Free zone/North Dakota/Texas

Cattle from Michigan's Modified Accredited and Modified Accredited Advanced zones

Cattle from all other states

Cattle from outside the United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Be sure to check out our FAQ section for other helpful information.

Cattle from Wisconsin

While the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has no specific paperwork or identification requirements for cattle moving within the state of Wisconsin, the World Dairy Expo (Expo) requires that all Wisconsin cattle be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) documenting official animal identification. Acceptable forms of animal identification for breeding animals at World Dairy Expo 2014 are: a USDA 840 tag (RFID or visual), Canadian AIN RFID 124 tag, Manufacturer Coded RFID 900, 982, or 985 tag. If the animals will be offered for sale, please consult the requirements listed in the World Dairy Expo premium book.

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Cattle from California, Michigan's federal TB Free zone, North Dakota, and Texas

As long as you are not involved in any TB-positive or exposed herd investigations, here’s what you need to bring in cattle from these states.

  1. You must have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI).
  2. Each animal must be officially identified via a USDA 840 tag (RFID or visual), Canadian AIN RFID 124 tag, Manufacturer Coded RFID 900, 982, or 985 tag.
  3. Tuberculosis: Each animal needs either a negative tuberculosis test within 60 days prior to the date of import to Wisconsin or, if the animals originate from an accredited TB-free herd, individual TB tests are not required, but the accreditation number and the date of the last whole-herd TB test must be on the CVI. A whole herd TB test is not required.
  4. A brucellosis test or statement is not required at this time.
  5. No other tests or statements are required at this time.
  6. An import permit is not required.
  7. If there are any active quarantines for vesicular stomatitis in your county or an adjacent county, a VS statement must be included on the CVI and an import permit is required. Call your state’s department of agriculture to find out if VS has been diagnosed in your region.
  8. If the animals will be offered for sale, they must meet Wisconsin's regular import regulations and the requirements listed in the World Dairy Expo premium book.

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Cattle from Michigan's federal Modified Accredited and Modified Accredited Advanced zones

These rules apply to cattle from the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, and Presque Isle.

The import regulations for Michigan's MA and MAA zones are the same for the World Dairy Expo as they are for other cattle imports, with the exception of the show-only statement (see item 1 below).

  1. You must have a current certificate of veterinary inspection. The CVI must include a version of the following statement: “This animal is/these animals are coming to the World Dairy Expo only and will return to the herd of origin after the expo.”
  2. Each animal must be officially identified via a USDA 840 tag (RFID or visual), Canadian AIN RFID 124 tag, Manufacturer Coded RFID 900, 982, or 985 tag.
  3. Tuberculosis: Each animal must have a negative individual TB test within 60 days before the date of import and a negative whole herd TB test within the last 12 months of all animals in the herd one year and older. The dates of both tests must be written clearly on both the import permit application form and the CVI.
  4. An import permit is required. This is usually done by the veterinarian for the exhibitor. The import permit application form is available on this website, or you can have it faxed to you by calling (608) 224-4874 during regular business hours. Fill it out completely – all the boxes marked with an asterisk are required. You will need to write in the Alliant Energy Center’s livestock premises code, which is 004A6S7. (Thanks to the Alliant Energy Center staff for allowing us to post the code number here for your use.) Import permit applications without the livestock premises code will not be processed. Note: The “applicant” who signs the form can be the owner, or it can be the veterinarian or someone from the vet clinic staff – it doesn’t have to be the owner. When the form is completed, fax it, along with the signed and dated CVI, to (608) 224-4871. When the import permit is approve, a permit number will be issued by a Wisconsin state veterinarian and faxed back to you. Import permits are processed Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

    If you have trouble with the import process, call the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health import coordinator at (608) 224-4874 Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  1. A brucellosis test or statement is not required at this time.
  2. No other tests or statements are required at this time.
  3. If there are any active quarantines for vesicular stomatitis in your county or an adjacent county, a VS statement must be included on the CVI and an import permit is required. Call your state’s department of agriculture to find out if VS has been diagnosed in your region.
  4. If you intend to sell animals at the Expo, you may do so only if the animals return to their herd of origin after the show (as stated on your certificate of veterinary inspection). The animals may then travel to their new owner with a new CVI. Make sure the animals meet the import requirements of the state of destination. Please consult the World Dairy Expo premium book for any additional testing requirements.

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Cattle from All Other States

For animals from the states that aren't listed above and that are coming to the show only and will return home with the original owners, the import requirements are as follows. (If the animals will be offered for sale, see #8.)

  1. You must have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI).
  2. Each animal must be officially identified via a USDA 840 tag (RFID or visual), Canadian AIN RFID 124 tag, Manufacturer Coded RFID 900, 982, or 985 tag. There is no age exemption for the ID requirement.
  3. Tuberculosis testing is not required. However, if the animals will be included in the sale, the animals must meet your state of origin’s TB testing import requirements.
  4. A brucellosis test or statement is not required.
  5. No other tests or statements are required at this time.
  6. An import permit is not required.
  7. If there are any active quarantines for vesicular stomatitis in your county or an adjacent county, a VS statement must be included on the CVI and an import permit is required. Call your state’s department of agriculture to find out if VS has been diagnosed in your region.
  8. If the animals will be offered for sale, they must meet Wisconsin’s regular import requirements. Please consult the World Dairy Expo premium book for any additional testing requirements.

Please remember: These rules apply only to the World Dairy Expo. The regular rules apply for all other imports.

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Cattle from Outside the United States

To bring in cattle from outside the United States, you will need to meet the import requirements established by the United States Department of Agriculture. You can learn more at the website for the National Center for Import and Export or by calling the NCIE at (301) 8513300.

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Don't forget our World Dairy Expo FAQ.