New USDA Rule Effective March 11, 2013Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) Rule New Requirements
Individual Identification means a NUES “Brite” metal or a “840” style ear tag or other form of WVDA approved identification.
- All cattle moved across state lines over 18 months of age requires individual identification.
- All cattle moved across state lines for shows, rodeos and other recreational events regardless of age require individual identification.
- All cattle coming into West Virginia requires an Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI).
- Animals being moved to a custom slaughter facility in accordance with state or federal regulations.
- Beef cattle under 18 months of age that are not being moved to take part in shows, rodeos, or other recreational events
Questions Contact WVDA Animal Health Division’s Burke Holvey at 304.269.0598, email@example.com
Contact WVDA Animal Health Dr. Courtney Elkins at 304.269.6411, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Premise ID Questions Contact WVDA Program Record Analyst Shelly Lantz at 304.558.2214, email@example.com
“Full Press Release”: http://www.wvagriculture.org/news_releases/2013/1-29-13.html
Lamb Tail Docking Policy on Breeding Sheep and Market Lamb Projects for Exhibition in 4-H/FFA Events
If you are enrolled in the Breeding Sheep and/or Market Lamb project you may need to know the tail docking requirements in the 4-H and FFA youth programs in West Virginia. The WV policy that applies to 4-H and FFA breeding sheep and market lamb projects and the exhibition of these animals by youth at fairs and shows in WV states?
“Lambs will be accepted for exhibition only if tails are not docked shorter than the level of the distal end of the caudal tail fold. Lambs that are properly docked will have a minimum tail length of .7 inches at show, measured by the approved measurement device, which will be placed against the base of the tail and pin bones . If a market lamb and/or breeding sheep have been eliminated at an official check-in at a 4-H and/or FFA county show, event/activity due to dock length as stated in our current policy they are ineligible for show in any future 4-H and/or FFA market lamb or breeding sheep shows, events or activities.” WVU Extension Tail Docking Policy