Swine Movement - Information for Licensed Dealers

Swine Movement Rules for Licensed Dealers

The swine movement rules below apply to dealers licensed through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). How this affects required records is also noted.

Importing Swine from Outside Wisconsin

The swine movement rules for swine imports into Wisconsin for varying reasons are located on the swine movement page. Records are required as described in Wis. Admin. Code § ATCP 12.

Moving Swine Within Wisconsin

The swine movement rules for movement within Wisconsin that most commonly apply to dealers are listed below. If the category of movement that affects you is not listed, see the swine movement page. Records are required as described in Wis. Admin. Code § ATCP 12.  

Exporting Swine Out of Wisconsin

Wisconsin does not have specific export requirements for swine. Please contact the state or nation of destination to learn the import requirements.

Records are required as described in Wis. Admin. Code § ATCP 12.

Animal movement rules can change rapidly. We encourage you to contact the state of destination before every shipment.

Dealer Records Required for the Swine Movement Rule

Dealer records required for the swine movement rule include the following:
  • Dealers are to ask for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) test results (when testing is required) and, if the results are positive, the approved herd plan.
  • Dealers are to document checking of the PRRS and PEDv test results and, if the results are positive, record the herd plan number. If this cannot be verified the animals must not be accepted.
  • The herd plan expiration date and herd plan number are in the upper right hand corner of the first page of the herd plan.
  • Dealers are encouraged to collect and keep the PRRS and PEDv test results to document they have been checked.
  • Dealers will need to provide a copy of the PRRS and PEDv test results and, if applicable, the herd plan number to markets, if swine are delivered to markets.
  • Dealers are required to collect and keep CVIs when required for interstate movement.
  • Dealers must inform buyers if the swine are PRRS and/or PEDv positive before sale.
  • Dealers are required to keep records as required in Wis. Admin. Code § ATCP 12.