(A) Cattle or bison imported into Ohio for purposes of feeding and grazing shall:
(1) Remain in slaughter channels until they move to slaughter;
(2) Be less than twenty months of age (as evidenced by the lack of the first pair of permanent incisor teeth);
(3) Not be pregnant; and
(4) The following animals shall be officially identified:
(a) All sexually intact cattle and bison over eighteen months of age; and
(b) All dairy cattle of any age, including steers and spayed heifers.
(5) Be accompanied by either of the following movement documents:
(a) A certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days prior to entry; or
(b) An owner/shipper statement issued within thirty days prior to entry and a copy of which shall be immediately forwarded to the Ohio department of agriculture within seven days. If the animals are consigned to a USDA approved livestock market licensed under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code a copy of the owner/shipper statement does not need to be forwarded to the department.
(6) Include the following information to be listed on their movement documents:
(a) The date of the shipment;
(b) The number of cattle within the shipment;
(c) The sex of the cattle within the shipment;
(d) Designation of whether the animals are dairy or beef cattle;
(e) The average weight per head of the cattle within the shipment;
(f) The name and address of the owner prior to shipment;
(g) The name and address of the destination; and,
(h) The official identification number of all cattle, except for the following animals:
(i) All sexually intact beef cattle under eighteen months of age; and,
(ii) Steers and spayed heifers, of any breed.
(7) Meet the following tuberculosis requirements:
(a) Originate from an accredited herd; or
(b) Originate from an accredited free state or zone; or
(c) Originate from a modified accredited advanced free state or zone and be identified with official individual identification; or
(d) Originate from a modified accredited free state or zone, have a negative tuberculosis test within sixty days prior to entry and be identified with official individual identification; or
(e) If the animal seeking to be imported into the state of Ohio, originated from an accreditation preparatory state or zone or a non-accredited state or zone, it will be prohibited from entering Ohio for the purposes of feeding or grazing.
(B) Official identification for cattle or bison as required by this rule shall mean that the cattle or bison are marked as with an official ear tag bearing the U.S. shield which includes either of the following:
(1) An animal identification number (AIN); or,
(2) A national uniform ear tag system number (NUES).
(C) Cattle or bison which are designated for feeding and grazing and are not in compliance with paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)( 7) of this rule must meet the requirements of rule 901:1-17-03 of the Administrative Code (import requirements for breeding cattle).
(D) Cattle or bison originally imported into Ohio for the purposes of feeding and grazing may later be utilized for breeding purposes with a permit from the Ohio department of agriculture, division of animal health which may stipulate test requirements.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/13/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03
Rule Amplifies: 941.10 , 941.24 , 941.25
Prior Effective Dates: 12/02/72; 2/15/93; 6/15/98; 3/19/99; 8/15/01, 5/19/2011, 12/01/2011