***Changes in Federal Traceability Rules for 2014, Please Read Carefully***
The new official ID/ear tag requirements are part of the new federal traceability rules that we, as show coordinators, have to follow. On January 9, 2013, the USDA published a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. The rule became effective on March 11, 2013.
This rule states that livestock moving interstate have to be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection. The ear tags required by South Carolina are the Federal tracking tags with the US Shield on it. You can visit the USDA Animal Traceability website for more information.
For information about approved tags click here.
Approved Animal Identification Number (AIN) Devices
Approved National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES)
Out-of-State exhibitors MUST present official state health certificates (CVI) listing all of their entries to the main show office at check-in.
If an animal has no CURRENT CVI or APPROVED ID that animal will not be permitted to remain on the show grounds.
For additional information, please contact Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health at 803-788-2260.