This information is current as of September 13, 2016
Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant.
Cattle from Within Wisconsin
There are no requirements for tests or health documents for cattle from within Wisconsin.
Cattle from Outside Wisconsin
Must be accompanied by certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) documenting official animal ID and all required tests and certifications
Must meet all of Wisconsin’s normal requirements for import
Must have official individual ID, including steers
Acceptable Animal IDs for Cattle from Outside Wisconsin
- USDA metal ear tag number that is part of the National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES) (starts with state 2-digit code, also known as a "brite" tag); this includes the orange brucellosis vaccination tags
- USDA Animal Identification Number tag - 15-digit number starting with 840
- Manufacturer-coded RFID tag - 15-digit number with the first three digits beginning with 9 (accepted as ID when applied before March 11, 2015)
- American ID tag - 12-digit number prefaced with USA (accepted as ID when applied before March 11, 2015)
- Other ID approved by DATCP
Brucellosis Requirements for Cattle from Outside Wisconsin
There are no requirements for brucellosis testing or vaccination.
Tuberculosis Requirements for Cattle from Outside Wisconsin
- TB testing requirements vary by state of origin: please visit our cattle movement page - see link in this page's sidebar
Cattle from Canada
- Cattle from Canada must meet current federal requirements to enter the United States - see link in this page's sidebar