EXPO 2017: May 19, 20, & 21
WINDSOR FAIRGROUNDS, WINDSOR, MAINE
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Insurance & Health

Health, Importation and Insurance Requirements

INSURANCE:

All exhibitors with livestock at the Northeast Livestock Expo must provide proof of liability insurance with a minimum of $300,000.00 coverage. This could be a commercial or homeowners policy (make sure it covers livestock off of your farm) or you may contact Cathy Thomas at 207 458-1402 or download the membership form to join the Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors ($35.00 per family, $20.00 per individual) and as a member you receive the benefit of insurance. If you join the Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors, your membership will be accepted as proof of having liability insurance.

HEALTH:

Cattle: Must have a minimum of a 4-way respiratory (IBR, PI3, BVD I & II, BRSV) vaccination within 30 days of the sale.
Sheep: Should be vaccinated for CDT (Clostridium Perfringens Types C & D-Tetanus Toxoid). Please consult with your veterinarian.
Goats: Should be vaccinated for CDT (Clostridium Perfringens Types C & D-Tetanus Toxoid). Please consult with your veterinarian.

MAINE IMPORTATION REQUIREMENTS:

For More Information on current regulations Please Contact the Maine Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health & Industry, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028 Telephone: (207) 287-3701

IMPORTATION OF CATTLE (including bison)

1. A Prior permit is required for all cattle imported into the State. This does not apply to cattle imported from Canada for immediate slaughter, under supervision of the Federal Government.

2. All cattle imported into the State, except for immediate slaughter, shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspected issued within 30 days prior to importation.

3. All cattle shall be identified by official eartag or as the Commissioner may direct.

4. Brucellosis Requirements:

a. Cattle originating in Class Free States

1) There is no brucellosis test requirement for cattle from Certified Brucellosis Free Herds. Date of last certifying test must be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection.

2) Officially vaccinated female cattle over 420 days of age not originating in Certified Brucellosis Free Herds shall be negative to an official brucellosis test conducted within 30 days of entry.

3) Unvaccinated female cattle and all male cattle over 180 days of age shall be negative to an official brucellosis test conducted within 30 days of entry.

4) There is no brucellosis test requirement officially vaccinated cattle less than 420 days of age.

5) There is no brucellosis test requirement for unvaccinated female cattle under 180 days of age.

6) There is no brucellosis test requirement for male cattle under 180 days of age.

b. Cattle originating in Class “A” States and Class “B” States

1) All female cattle over 120 days of age must be officially vaccinated for brucellosis.

2) Vaccinated female cattle over 420 days of age shall be negative to an official brucellosis test conducted within 30 days of entry.

3) All male cattle over 180 days of age shall be negative to an official brucellosis test conducted within 30 days of entry.

4) Unvaccinated female cattle less than 120 days of age may enter the State without an official brucellosis test provided they are natural additions to a Certified Brucellosis Free Herd.

5) Male cattle less than 180 days of age may enter the State without an official brucellosis test provided they are natural additions to a Certified Brucellosis Free Herd.

6) Officially vaccinated female cattle less than 420 days of age may enter the State without an official brucellosis test provided they are natural additions to a Certified Brucellosis Free Herd.

c. Cattle originating in Class “C” States Cattle from Class “C” States shall not be imported into Maine.

d. Steers and Spayed Heifers: There is no brucellosis test requirement.

e. Cattle for immediate slaughter Cattle for immediate slaughter shall be imported under permit and must be identified eartag, tattoo or other identification as the Commissioner may direct. Slaughter cattle shall not be diverted enroute and shall be unloaded only at the designated slaughter establishment within 24 hours of importation.

5. Tuberculosis Test Requirements:

a. Cattle originating in Accredited Free States:

1) There is no Tuberculosis test requirement for cattle from Accredited Herds provided these cattle were included in the most recent herd accreditation or reaccreditation test.

2) All cattle originating in accredited herd that were not included in the most recent herd accreditation or reaccreditation test shall be negative to an official test for tuberculosis conducted within 60 days of importation.

3) All cattle not from Accredited Herds shall be negative to an official test for tuberculosis conducted within 60 days of importation.

b. Cattle originating in States other than Accredited Free States:

1) All cattle shall be negative to an official test for tuberculosis within 60 days of entry.

6. Bluetongue Requirements:

a) Cattle originating in USDA Bluetongue Low Incidence/Free States:

1) No blood test is required for cattle native to a low incidence/free State.

2) Cattle over 180 days of age originating from, but not native to, a Bluetongue Low Incidence/Free State shall have a negative blood test conducted within 30 days of importation.

b) Cattle originating in areas other than USDA Bluetongue Low Incidence/Free:

1) Cattle over 180 days of age shall have a negative blood test within 30 days of importation into Maine.

IMPORTATION OF SHEEP AND GOATS

1) Prior permit required for all sheep and goats imported into the State.

2) Sheep and goats imported into the State shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within 30 days prior to shipment.

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