World Dairy Expo

​Import Requirements for the World Dairy Expo 2018​

Cattle from Wisconsin

While the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has no specific paperwork or identification requirements for cattle moving within the state of Wisconsin, the World Dairy Expo (Expo) requires that all Wisconsin cattle be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI, also known as a health certificate) documenting official animal identification. Acceptable forms of official animal identification at World Dairy Expo 2018 are: a USDA 840 tag (RFID only) and a Canadian AIN RFID 124 tag.  Manufacturer coded RFID tags (a 15 digit number with the first three digits in the 900 series, such as 982 or 985) are acceptable if applied prior to March 11, 2015. Visual only tags will no longer be accepted for any cattle coming on the grounds. There is no age or sexual status exemption for the ID requirement. If the animals will be offered for sale, please consult the requirements listed in the World Dairy Expo premium book.​​

Cattle from Michigan's federal TB Free zone, Texas, and Indiana counties of Franklin, Fayette, Union, Rush, Decatur, Ripley and Dearborn

As long as you are not involved in any TB-positive or exposed herd investigations, here’s what you need to bring in cattle from these states:​

  1. You must have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI, also known as a health certificate).

  2. Each animal must be officially identified via a USDA 840 tag (RFID only) or a Canadian AIN RFID 124 tag. Manufacturer coded RFID tags (a 15 digit number with the first three digits in the 900 series, such as 982 or 985) are acceptable if applied prior to March 11, 2015. Visual only tags will no longer be accepted for any cattle coming on the grounds. There is no age or sexual status exemption for the ID requirement.

  3. Tuberculosis: Each animal needs either a negative tuberculosis test within 60 days prior to the date of import to Wisconsin or, if the animals originate from an accredited TB-free herd, individual TB tests are not required, but the accreditation number and the date of the last whole-herd TB test must be on the CVI. A whole herd TB test is not required.

  4. A brucellosis test, vaccination or statement is not required at this time.

  5. No other tests or statements are required at this time.

  6. An import permit is not required.

  7. If there is a current vesicular stomatitis diagnosis or quarantine in the state of origin, effective May 30, 2014, Wisconsin no longer requires a permit or special statements.  

  8. If the animals will be offered for sale, they must meet the requirements listed in the World Dairy Expo premium book.​

​Cattle from Michigan's federal Modified Accredited (MA) Zone

These rules apply to cattle from the following Michigan counties: Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Oscoda.

The import regulations for Michigan's MA Zone are the same for the World Dairy Expo as they are for other cattle imports, with the exception of the show-only statement (see item 1 below):

  1. You must have a current certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI, also known as a health certificate). The CVI must include a version of the following statement: “This animal is/these animals are coming to the World Dairy Expo only and will return to the herd of origin after the expo.”

  2. Each animal must be officially identified via a USDA 840 tag (RFID only) or a Canadian AIN RFID 124 tag. Manufacturer coded RFID tags (a 15 digit number with the first three digits in the 900 series, such as 982 or 985) are acceptable if applied prior to March 11, 2015. Visual only tags will no longer be accepted for any cattle coming on the grounds. There is no age or sexual status exemption for the ID requirement.  

  3. Tuberculosis: Each animal must have a negative individual TB test within 60 days before the date of import and originate from a herd that has had a negative whole-herd TB test for all animals one year and older within the last 12 months. The injection dates of both tests must be written clearly on both the import permit application form (see #4) and the CVI.

  4. An import permit is required. This is usually done by the veterinarian for the exhibitor. The import permit application form is available on this website, or you can have it faxed to you by calling (608) 224-4874 during regular business hours. Fill it out completely – all the boxes marked with an asterisk are required. You will need to write in the Alliant Energy Center’s livestock premises code, which is 004A6S7. (Thanks to the Alliant Energy Center staff for allowing us to post the code number here for your use.) Import permit applications without the livestock premises code will not be processed. Note: The “applicant” who signs the form can be the owner, or it can be the veterinarian or someone from the vet clinic staff – it doesn’t have to be the owner. When the form is completed, fax it, along with the signed and dated CVI, to (608) 224-4871. When the import permit is approved, a permit number will be issued by a Wisconsin state veterinarian and faxed back. The permit number must be written on the CVI. Import permits are processed Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.​ If y​​ou have trouble with the import process, call the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health import coordinator at (608) 224-4874 Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

  5. A brucellosis test, vaccination or statement is not required at this time.

  6. No other tests or statements are required at this time.

  7. If there is a current vesicular stomatitis diagnosis or quarantine in the state of origin, effective May 30, 2014, Wisconsin no longer requires a permit or special statements.

  8. ​​If you intend to sell animals at the Expo, you may do so only if the animals return to their herd of origin after the show (as stated on your certificate of veterinary inspection). The animals may then travel to their new owner with a new CVI. Make sure the animals meet the import requirements of the state of destination. Please consult the World Dairy Expo premium book for any additional testing requirements.​

Cattle from All Other States

For animals from the states that aren't listed above, the import requirements are the same as for other cattle imports.

  1. You must have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI, also known as a health certificate).

  2. Each animal must be officially identified via a USDA 840 tag (RFID only) or a Canadian AIN RFID 124 tag. Manufacturer coded RFID tags (a 15 digit number with the first three digits in the 900 series, such as 982 or 985) are acceptable if applied prior to March 11, 2015. Visual only tags will no longer be accepted for any cattle coming on the grounds. There is no age or sexual status exemption for the ID requirement.

  3. Tuberculosis testing is not required at this time.

  4. A brucellosis test, vaccination or statement is not required.

  5. No other tests or statements are required at this time.

  6. An import permit is not required.

  7. If there is a current vesicular stomatitis diagnosis or quarantine in the state of origin, effective May 30, 2014, Wisconsin no longer requires a permit or special statements.  

​Cattle from Outside the United States​

To bring in cattle from outside the United States, you will need to meet the import requirements established by the United States Department of Agriculture. You can learn more at the website for the National Center for Import and Export (NCIE) or by calling the NCIE at (301) 851‐3300. In addition to the USDA requirements, cattle must be identified with RFID tags. Visual only tags will no longer be accepted for any cattle coming on the grounds.​​​