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(1) Official identification is required for qualifying animals involved in the following:

(a) importation;

(b) entry into interstate marketing channels;

(c) change of ownership; or

(d) exhibition.

(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.

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