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:
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.