Movement Rules: Swine Imported Directly To Slaughter in Wisconsin

Swine imported directly to a slaughtering establishment are not required to have official individual ID, disease testing, or a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI); however, they must meet federal regulations. A slaughtering establishment means a facility to slaughter animals that is licensed by DATCP or that is subject to inspection by USDA. Federal rules require the following:

  • Paperwork, such as a yarding receipt, sale ticket, waybill, bill of lading or bill of sale, that includes all of the following:   

    • Location, including street address, from which the animals originated

    • Animal identification numbers when required.

  • Except for groups of swine that are kept as a group from birth through slaughter without any mixing with swine from other premises, only ONE of the following types of identification is required:

    • Official Identification

    • Slaughter Identification

      • Official Backtags

      • PIN (Premises Identification Number) tags   
        ** Please note, many slaughter establishments are requiring the PIN tags. 

      • Tattoos consisting of the PIN number or feeder swine number assigned by the state veterinarian of the state of origin.