(1) Official identification is required for qualifying animals involved in the following:
(b) entry into interstate marketing channels;
(c) change of ownership; or
(2) Official identification must be made to the flock of birth or the flock of origin.
(3) The following groups of animals are required to be officially identified:
(a) sexually intact sheep and goats, regardless of age;
(b) all sheep and goats over 18 months of age;
(c) all scrapie-suspect and test-positive animals;
(d) all scrapie-exposed or scrapie high-risk animals; and
(e) all animals in scrapie-source, scrapie-infected, scrapie-exposed, or scrapie-non-compliant flocks.
(4) Animals that are exempt from the individual official identification requirement are:
(a) sheep and goats under 18 months of age in recognized slaughter channels;
(b) wethers for exhibition;
(c) sheep and goats moved for grazing purposes with no change of ownership; and
(d) animals from a registered premises and moved as a group lot directly to an approved slaughter facility or to an approved market and accompanied by an owner's statement as defined in the Scrapie Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules.
History: 81-2-102, 81-2-104, MCA; IMP, 81-2-103, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 2756, Eff. 10/9/98; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 538, Eff. 4/12/13; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2380, Eff. 12/28/19.