SWINE




Illinois Swine

Identification
    1. All out-of-state swine are to be accompanied by an entry permit.
    2. Ear notch identification is acceptable for barrows, crossbred gilts and breeding swine. (Note: Ear notch identification of crossbred swine does not satisfy USDA identification requirements for brucellosis and pseudorabies testing.)
Brucellosis
    Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois swine.
Pseudorabies
All exhibition swine are required to be tested for pseudorabies as described below.
    1. Swine of all ages shall be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted within 90 days prior to exhibition; or swine shall originate immediately and directly from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.
    2. Barrows and females in market classes must meet the same requirements as breeding swine.
    Additional Requirements
      1. Swine consigned to terminal market classes must meet the same test requirements as exhibition swine if these classes are held in conjunction with “exhibits not intended for slaughter”.
      2. When terminal classes are held on a day when no other livestock are present, these animals are exempt from all test requirements and do not need a CVI.
      All swine terminal classes must be identified by a site tattoo prior to movement to slaughter.
      3. Swine from pseudorabies-quarantined herds are not allowed to exhibit regardless of whether or not the show is terminal or non-terminal.
      4. The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not classified as terminal shows.
Out-of-State Swine

Permit
    1. All out-of-state swine are to be accompanied by an entry permit.
    2. Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217) 782-4944.

Identification
    1. Individually identified by an official ear tag, tattoo or recognized breed ear notch.
    2. Ear notch identification is not acceptable for crossbred animals.

Brucellosis
    1. Breeding swine 4 months of age and older shall be negative to an official test for brucellosis within 30 days prior to exhibition unless exempt by one (1) of the following:
      A. Originate immediately and directly from a brucellosis-free herd.
      B. Originate directly from a validated brucellosis-free state.

    2. Swine brucellosis tests for exhibition shall be conducted at a state or federal laboratory.

Pseudorabies
All exhibition swine are required to be tested for pseudorabies as described below.
    1. Swine shall be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted within the past thirty (30) days prior to entry or originate immediately and directly from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.
    2. Barrows and females in market classes must meet the same requirements as breeding swine.
    3. The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not classified as terminal shows.