Swine Imported from a Commingled Market/Auction/Sale/Exhibition (Including Swine Returning to Wisconsin from Exhibitions/Shows)

Commercial swine commingled at a market/auction/sale/exhibition moving to or returning to a farm in Wisconsin 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

    • Testing for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRS) and Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) as follows:

      • All pigs commingled at the market/auction/sale/exhibition originate from herds that have had a negative test within 90 days prior to the sale – no import permit required.  For the pigs for which the CVI is written, include the PRRS and SECDtest type, date and results on CVI.

    • Statement on the CVI by the market/auction/sale/exhibition veterinarian that all swine at the event originate from herds that have tested negative to PRRS and SECD within 90 days prior to import.

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

    • Import permit required for swine that originate from a herd that tested positive for PRRS or SECD or originating from a market/auction/sale/exhibition at which all swine did NOT test negative within 90 days prior to import.

      • See resources in the right-hand column for information on quarantines, testing, and herd plans after import.

    • For swine originating in Wisconsin and returning to Wisconsin after an exhibition in another state, contact us prior to returning to Wisconsin to get a permit number.  You may contact us prior to leaving to receive the permit number and have a herd plan developed prior to the out of state show to avoid a quarantine upon return.  These swine can return on the same CVI that accompanied the animal out of state.