Cattle going directly to slaughter are not required to have official individual ID or a CVI but must have paperwork, such as a bill of lading or bill of sale, that includes all of the following:
- Location from which the animals originated
- Destination of the animals (not the address of the consignee)
- Total number of animals
- Species of animals
- Name and address of the owner at the time of the movement
- Name and address of the shipper
However, animals that are designated as slaughter animals but are not being sent directly to a slaughter establishment or directly to an approved federal facility and then directly to a slaughter establishment must meet import requirements above.
Exporting cattle to Massachusetts
Import requirements are determined by the state of destination. Please contact Massachusetts to find out the import regulations for cattle being imported from Wisconsin. You can find the current contact information here
Cattle that are traveling to Massachusetts and returning to Wisconsin while the CVI is still valid may return with the same paperwork with no additional tests or statements required.
If the cattle are scheduled to return after the date the CVI expires, they will need a new CVI issued by a local veterinarian licensed by the state of Massachusetts and must meet the import requirements above.
Wisconsin is TB Accredited Free and Brucellosis Class Free.