Movement Rules: Swine Imported From a Farm or Home

​​Commercial swine — including pet pigs, rescue pigs, and sanctuary pigs — entering Wisconsin from a farm or home must have a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with the complete physical origin and physical ​destination address. 

They must also include the following information:

Official identification (one of the following):​

  • USDA ear tag number. The number must begin with a state two-digit code followed by two to three letters and four numbers.
  • USDA 840 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​
  • For feeder swine:
    • If the animals are 80 pounds or less, an 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​
  • Statement on the CVI that there are no clinical signs of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) at the time of inspection.​
  • Negative tests of herd of origin within 90 days prior to import – no import permit required. For both PRRS and PEDv, include the test type, date, and results on the CVI.
  • Import permit required for swine that originate from a herd that tested positive for PRRS or PEDv or that was not tested within 90 days prior to import, with the following information:
    • If no testing was done, include a statement indicating no testing was done.
    • If the tests were positive, include the test type, date, and results on the CVI.​