Fairs, Exhibitions & Shows - Swine

​​Note:  Fairs, exhibitions and shows may have additional requirements.  Be sure to consult the event rules. ​​Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant.

Commercial swine imported directly to a fair/exhibition/show must have the following:

  • Certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with the complete physical origin and physical destination address and the following information:

    • Official identification (one of the following):

      • USDA ear tag number – number must begin with a state 2-digit code followed by 2 or 3 letters and 4 numbers

      • USDA “840” button ear tag number

      • Ear notch (if the pig is a purebred and the ear notch is registered)

      • A tattoo or an ear tag with the premises identification number and a unique identifier (a tag without the premises ID number is not sufficient)

      • A microchip for swine kept as pets

      • Breed association tattoo​

      • Feeder swine:

        • If the animals are 80 pounds or less, individual ID is not required but the premises identification number or state-issued code of the premises of origin must be on the animals (ear tag or tattoo)

        • If the animals are more than 80 pounds, each animal must have official individual ID as noted above

    • Negative tests of the herd of origin for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRS) and Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) within 90 days prior to import.  For both PRRS and SECD, include the test type, date and results on CVI.

    • Statement on the CVI that there are no clinical signs of PRRS and SECD at the time of inspection.

    • Statement that a veterinarian has inspected the entire herd of origin within the past 30 days before the show and that no apparent disease was present at the time of inspection.

    • No import permit required.

Commercial swine moving within Wisconsin to a fair/exhibition/show must have the following:

  • Certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with the complete physical origin and physical destination address and the following information:

    • Official identification is not required unless required by individual fairs/exhibitions/shows.

    • Statement that a veterinarian has inspected the entire herd of origin within the past 30 days before the show and that no apparent disease was present at the time of inspection. 

    • For terminal shows no testing is required.

    • For nonterminal shows testing for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRS) and Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) is required as follows:

      • If Negative tests of herd of origin within 90 days prior to movement, pigs can move to fairs or shows as noted above. Documentation of the negative test results must be made available upon request. Test results, test type, and date of testing need to be included on the CVI.

      • If Positive tests for either PRRS or SECD of herd of origin within 90 days prior to movement, the herd will be quarantined until a herd plan is established and approved. Swine may be able to move to the fair or show in accordance with the herd plan. Include the test results, test type, date of testing, and Herd Plan number on the CVI.

      • The herd of origin refers to the current herd with the current owner. The current herd of origin will be required to have had a test within 90 days of movement. If the current herd hasn't had a test before new pigs are added, that herd will need to be tested to be able to move pigs even if the newly added animals came from a herd that was already tested.