Movement Rules: Swine Imported to Federally Approved Market Where Any Swine at the Market May be Sold for Purposes Other Than Slaughter

Commercial swine entering Wisconsin to a federally approved market where any swine at the market may be sold for purposes other than slaughter 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” 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 Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) as follows:

      • Negative tests of herd of origin within 90 days prior to import.  For both PRRS and PEDv, include the test type, date, and results on the CVI.

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


Swine may not be imported to a federally approved market without meeting these requirements unless all swine on the market premises the day of the sale are shipped directly to slaughter.