Testing for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) is not required for swine to go to the market for slaughter sales (where all swine on the premises the day of the sale move from the market directly to slaughter). To avoid the need for testing, these animals must arrive at and leave the market on the day of the sale. Slaughter swine from herds that have tested negative within 90 days prior to import may arrive at the market prior to the slaughter sale day if they meet regular import requirements for movement to non-slaughter sales, including a CVI. Additionally, other swine that may arrive at the market for other sale days may not arrive at the market until all slaughter swine have left the premises.
Swine imported to federally approved markets and then going
directly to slaughter are not required to have official individual ID, testing, a CVI, or an import permit, but 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.
ONE of the following types of identification is required: