Department of Agriculture - Brucellosis - Selling, moving, or disposing of cattle.

Published: 1968-08-09

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(A) No person shall sell, move or dispose of cattle within this state unless the cattle:

(1) Are classified as negative to a brucellosis test within thirty days prior to the date of sale, movement or disposal; or

(2) Are designated for immediate slaughter; or

(3) Are under twelve months of age; or

(4) Are official vaccinates under twenty four months of age; or

(5) Originate immediately and directly from certified brucellosis free herds; or

(6) Originate immediately and directly from a herd which has passed a complete negative brucellosis test conducted at a laboratory operated by the department of agriculture within sixty days prior to the date of sale, movement or disposal; or

(7) Originate from herds located in certified free counties if such herds were:

(a) Tested and classed as negative on the last area certification test and not less than five percent of the breeding animals are being tested by the market testing program annually; or

(b) Negative to brucellosis milk ring test within 120 days of the date of sale, movement or disposal; or

(8) Are steers or spayed heifers.

(B) Each livestock market operator, livestock dealer or livestock trucker, at the time such animals are received by him or are under his control, shall identify all cattle designated for immediate slaughter which originates within this state and are two years of age or older with an approved market tag issued by the department. A livestock trucker is exempt from this requirement in the case of animals which such a trucker received at an owner's premises for direct delivery to a licensed livestock market operator or livestock dealer.