Mississippi State Fairgrounds |
Jackson, MS

DECEMBER 1-3
2017

Cattle Sale Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations set forth below shall clearly enumerate the minimum standards for this sale. Each animal shall meet the clearly defined requirements prior to being accepted for consignment to the Mississippi Beef Expo Sale.

All cattle must be entered by the deadline date of September 1, 2017, or until sale is full, whichever is earlier. The sale date is December 1-2, 2017. All animals will be pre-screened by a MS Beef Expo representative before final acceptance. Mississippi Beef Expo desires to offer the highest quality cattle in our sale. For this reason, we request that consignors take extra care, pay careful attention and select their highest quality cattle for sale to the buyers at our Mississippi Beef Exhibition Sale. All cattle shall meet these minimum rules and regulations to be sold through the Mississippi Beef Expo Sale.

Rules and Regulations

  1. All cattle will be pre-screened for quality and soundness.
  2. All cattle will be re-screened upon arrival for quality, adequate body condition and soundness by the MS Beef Expo committee. Any cattle NOT up to MS Beef Expo quality standards WILL BE excused from the sale
  3. Verifiable health papers from the seller's veterinarian must be presented upon arrival. All heifers must be vaccinated for Blackleg, BVD, IBR, PI3 and BRSV, vibriosis and leptospirosis. Additionally, all heifers must be dewormed, treated for external parasites and dehorned. All open and bred heifers or coming three (3) year old cows must come from a heard that follows these recommendations. The State Veterinarian's office has designated Mississippi a brucellosis free state and no longer requires blood testing for brucellosis for heifers/cow (open or bred).
  4. Breed composition and parentage of each heifer shall be known. Breed of sire and A.I. or pasture exposure date ranges must be noted.
  5. The committee shall also set the sale order based on performance, general information, quality and any ultrasound data available.
  6. Barns will be open for arrival beginning Thursday November 30 at 12 noon. All cattle must be in place by 10 am Friday December 1st. It is recommended that each consignor arrive early to allow extra time for unloading.
  7. A consignment fee of $100.00 will be deducted from sale expense for all registered cattle and show heifers. A ____ per cent (___%) sale expense shall be incurred by each consignor.
  8. All cattle will be released immediately after sale and upon sale settlement.
  9. Bulls

  10. All bulls 12 months and older must pass a BSE (Breeding Soundness Exam) by a licensed Veterinarian within 30 days of the sale.
  11. All bulls under 12 months old MUST be halter broken and of Show Quality
  12. All non-virgin bulls must pass a trich test within 30 days of the sale.
  13. Registered Females

  14. Show age females MUST be halter broken.
  15. Cows will be no older than 6 years as of sale day.
  16. Cows will be required to sell bred unless selling with a calf at side.
  17. Bred heifers must be at least one hundred fifty (150) days or six (5) months pregnant and shall have had ultra-sounds or been palpated and confirmed bred or guaranteed open by a licensed veterinarian within thirty (30) days of the sale.
  18. Commercial Females

  19. Must be 1st calf bred heifers or 1st calf heifers with 1st calf at side.
  20. Open heifers will be yearling heifers ready to breed.
  21. Bred heifers must be at least one hundred fifty (150) days or six (5) months pregnant and shall have had ultra-sounds or been palpated and confirmed bred or guaranteed open by a licensed veterinarian within thirty (30) days of the sale.
  22. A consignment fee of $150.00 will be deducted from sale expense for each animal. A six per cent (6%) sale expense shall be incurred by each consignor.

Requirements for cattle entering the state of Mississippi from another state

Brucellosis - The following requirements must be met for cattle to be eligible to enter Mississippi . Test eligible cattle, or females not vaccinated over twelve (12) months of age, or males over eighteen (18) months of age, should be brucellosis tested. Cattle originating from states classified as:

  1. Free States All test eligible cattle may enter provided they are individually identified on an official health certificate. There are no permanent test requirements. No permit is required.
  2. Non Free State or Area Test eligible cattle from certified brucellosis free herds may enter without testing prior to entry if identity to sources is maintained, and cattle are individually identified on an official health certificate which shows the certified herd number.
    • Test eligible cattle from non-quarantined herds (excluding certified brucellosis free herds) may enter Mississippi provided the cattle have been tested and are negative to the official brucellosis test within 30 days prior to entry, and are individually identified on an official health certificate.
    • Test eligible cattle may move directly from a farm of origin to a specifically approved stockyard in Mississippi for the required test. Such cattle may then be moved to a farm in Mississippi . A health certificate is required for test negative cattle moving to a farm in Mississippi from specifically approved stockyard in another state. No retest is required in either instance.
    • Steers and spayed heifers from any herd and official calfhood vaccinates of the dairy breeds under 20 months of age, and official vaccinates of the beef breeds under 24 months of age, which are not parturient or post parturient, from non-quarantined herds, can enter without test restrictions.

Tuberculosis - All cattle will be required to be negative to a tuberculosis test within 30 days prior to date of shipment, and in addition the cattle must be from a non-quarantined herd in a modified accredited area or tuberculosis-free area. All dairy cattle over 6 months of age must have a negative TB Test prior to entering Mississippi .

Exceptions:

  1. If cattle entering Mississippi are on a show circuit, a 60-day test is allowed.
  2. Cattle originating from an Accredited Tuberculosis Free Herd (Accredited herd number and date accredited shall be entered on health certificate ) or Beef Cattle from an Accredited Free State.
  3. Steers.
  4. Cattle for immediate slaughter.

(Amended 3/2010.)

Trichomoniasis

  1. No bull that has tested positive for Trichomoniasis shall be brought into this state for any purpose whatsoever except to go directly to slaughter and must be on a 1-27 form.
  2. No bull may be brought into this state without being accompanied by a negative test for Trichomoniasis except for the following animals:
    • Exhibition and rodeo bulls that are temporarily in the state only for the purpose of the event and will be leaving the state after the event;
    • Bulls consigned to go directly to slaughter;
    • Virgin bulls with accompanying statement which may be written on the CVI or be an official state form.
  3. A bull that is brought into this state without being accompanied by a negative test for Trichomoniasis shall not be commingled with any cow unless the bull is tested and found to be negative for Trichomoniasis prior to commingling.
  4. All bulls tested for Trichomoniasis, whether in-state or to be brought into this state, shall be identified by one or more of the following means prior to importation:
    • U.S.D.A. official permanent ID to include but not limited to:
      1. Brucellosis ear tag;
      2. official 840 radio frequency identification device (RFID);
      3. official 840 flap or bangle tag;
      4. official individual animal breed registry brand;
      5. official individual animal breed registry tattoo; or
      6. official state of origin Trichomoniasis tag.
  5. Virgin bulls. A virgin bull is a bull less than 18 months of age in which only one permanent central incisor teeth is in wear are not present and that has never been commingled with breeding females. Virgin bulls, other than exhibition and rodeo bulls, brought into this state shall, in addition to any other required documentation, be accompanied by a certification of virgin status signed by the owner of the bull, or the owner's representative or a duly authorized veterinarian. The certification shall include the bull's individual identification. If the owner seeking to import the virgin bull into this state acquired the bull from a breeder or another owner then a certification of virgin status signed by the breeder and each prior owner of the bull, or their representative must also accompany the bull. (See Trichomoniasis Regulation for full instructions.)

(Amended 2010.)

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

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