Importing Swine from Outside Wisconsin - Fairs, Exhibitions, and Shows

​​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 — including rodeo side show, racing pigs, pet pigs, rescue pigs and sanctuary pigs​ —​ imported directly to a fair, exhibition, show, or other event 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)

      • ​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

    • NOT considered official identification for pigs​

      • ​Microchips

      • Ear notch for crossbred or other unregistered pigs

      • Farm tags not listed above

    • Negative tests of the herd of origin for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) within 90 days prior to import. For both PRRS and PEDv, include the test type, date and results on CVI.

    • Statement on the CVI that there are no clinical signs of PRRS and PEDv 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.