Goats

Coming into Michigan from Another State (import)

No entry permit is required for interstate importation into Michigan

  1. Goats must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by an United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited veterinarian in the animal’s state of origin.

Exception:  Goats going directly to slaughter may be accompanied by an owner shipper statement instead of an interstate CVI.

  1. Goats must have official identification (ID). Official ID numbers must be recorded on the CVI.

Official Identification Options:

  1. USDA Scrapie Tag:  free scrapie tags are available through the USDA Michigan office at 517-337-4705.
  2. Legible Tattoo: There are TWO types of acceptable tattoos:
    1. Official breed registration tattoo (registry certificate listing tattoo must accompany animal).
    2. Scrapie Flock ID with individual animal tattoo.
  3. Microchip (EID’s)
    1. Microchip must me ISO 11784 and 11785 compliant, consisting of 15 digits 840 number with a frequency of 134.2 kHz.
    2. There are many requirements to use a microchip as the sole official ID. For more details contact the USDA Michigan office at 517-337-4705.

Exception:  Goats going directly to slaughter do not need official identification.

  1. Goats six months of age and older coming permanently into Michigan must have had a negative Brucellosis test within 30 days. Test date and negative result must be recorded on the CVI.

Exceptions:

  1. Wethers (castrated male goats) do not need a Brucellosis test.
  2. Goats originating from a certified Brucellosis-free herd do not need a Brucellosis test. 

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Exhibition (Show, demonstration or display) Requirements

  1. Goats moving within the state of Michigan for exhibition:
    1. Must have official identification (ID) (see Official Identification Options above, under Import Requirements).
  2. Goats being imported from out of state for exhibition:
  1. A completed official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection meeting requirements stated (see import requirements above).
  2. Official ID (see Official Identification Options above, under Import Requirements)
  3. Goats entering Michigan for exhibition purposes only and returning to their state of origin following exhibition do NOT need Brucellosis testing.

      3. Contact the fair, show or exhibition authorities for any additional requirements.

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Moving within Michigan (intrastate)

  1. Goats moving within the state of Michigan must have official identification (see Official Identification Options above, under Import Requirements).

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Leaving Michigan to go to Another State (export)

  1. Goats being exported from the state of Michigan must have Official ID (see official ID Options listed above under import requirements).
  2. Please contact the state of destination.  Contact information can be found at http://bit.ly/StateAHO.

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International Movement

  1. Please contact the United States Department of Agriculture at 517-337-4700.

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