DATCP main number: 608-224-5012
Sheep and Goats
This information is current as of April 3, 2013
IMPORTING SHEEP AND GOATS FROM OUTSIDE WISCONSIN
These are the requirements for domestic sheep and goats. For import requirements for bighorn sheep and mountain goats, see exotic ruminants.
- Certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with complete physical destination address
- Official identification (one of the following):
- Scrapie tag number
- Ear tag number – number must begin with state 2-digit code
- Breed registration number
- Ear tag with both a unique premises ID and a unique individual ID number
- Goats from Michigan's Modified Accredited Zone only – TB testing and import permit
- Download the import permit application here or call 608-224-4874 between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays to request a permit application form by fax or email.
- Tuberculosis testing requirements
- Animal(s) must originate from a herd that has had a negative whole-herd TB test in the last 12 months for all animals one year and older. The date and result of the whole-herd test must be on the certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI).
- All individual animals, regardless of age, must have a negative individual TB test within 60 days before import to Wisconsin.
- If the whole-herd TB test was less than 60 days before the import date, and every individual animal being imported was included in the whole-herd test, the whole-herd test can serve as both required tests. Call 608-224-4874 to find out if your test situation qualifies.
- If the whole-herd test was more than 60 days before the import date, every individual animal regardless of age imported must have had a negative TB test in the 60 days before import.
- If an individual animal being imported to Wisconsin was not part of the whole-herd test because it was too young at the time of the test, it needs a negative TB test in the 60 days before import.
- If an individual animal being imported to Wisconsin was not part of the whole-herd test because it was not part of the herd at the time of the test, please call 608-224-4874.
- All goats entering Wisconsin from Michigan will be quarantined on arrival and require a TB test between 60 and 90 days after arrival.
- If the animals are attending a fair, exhibition or sale, call 608-224-4874.
- Import permits for sheep or goats from regions with vesicular stomatitis (this is very rare – consult with your state’s animal health agency to determine if your region is positive for VS and visit our VS page to see the specific import requirements)
- Import permit (except for goats from Michigan's MA Zone or all animals from areas with VS)
- Tests or statements (except for goats from Michigan's MA Zone or all animals from areas with VS)
Importing Directly to Slaughter
Sheep and goats going directly to slaughter must have official individual ID but do not need a CVI. However, animals that are designated as slaughter animals but are not being sent directly to a slaughter facility must meet the regular import requirements (see above).
MOVING SHEEP AND GOATS WITHIN WISCONSIN
- Official individual ID (see brochure) for all sheep and goats except:
- Neutered sheep or goats under 12 months old
- Sheep or goats under 12 months old that is shipped directly to a slaughtering establishment for slaughter
- A current certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI)
EXPORTING SHEEP AND GOATS OUT OF WISCONSIN
Except as noted below, Wisconsin does not have specific export requirements for sheep or goats. Please contact the state or nation of destination to learn the import requirements.
For goats going to a show or sale in Michigan's federal TB MA and MAA zones with the intention of returning to Wisconsin, call the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health import coordinator at (608) 224-4874 for more information.