02 NCAC 52B .0302 BRUCELLOSIS REQUIREMENTS FOR SALE OF CATTLE AND SWINE
(a) All cattle offered for public sale must test negative for brucellosis within 30 days preceding the date of sale except those cattle listed as follows:
(1) cattle sold for immediate slaughter;
(2) native heifers and bulls less than 18 months of age;
(3) steers and spayed heifers;
(4) officially brucellosis vaccinated heifers of the dairy breeds under 20 months of age (provided that all officially brucellosis vaccinated heifers of any breed that are parturient or post parturient must be tested and negative for brucellosis);
(5) officially brucellosis vaccinated heifers of the beef breeds under 24 months of age (provided that all officially brucellosis vaccinated heifers of any breed that are parturient or post parturient must be tested and negative for brucellosis);
(6) cattle originating directly from a certified brucellosis-free herd or state; or
(7) heifers under 12 months of age purchased for feeding purposes; provided, however, that if the State Veterinarian determines that the heifers originated from a herd of unknown brucellosis status, buyers of feeder heifers under 12 months of age may be required, before they remove such cattle from place of purchase, to sign a statement of intent to feed those cattle not tested for brucellosis in isolation from breeding animals. Willful failure of a buyer of such cattle to sign a statement of intent when requested by the State Veterinarian or his authorized representative or willful failure to comply with such a signed statement of intent is a violation of this Section.
(b) All swine sold or offered for sale for breeding purposes must originate directly from a validated brucellosis-free herd unless they originate from a state classified as swine-brucellosis free.
(c) Sporting swine:
(1) For the purpose of this Rule:
(A) "Sporting swine" means any domestic or feral swine intended for hunting purposes and includes the progeny of these swine whether or not the progeny are intended for hunting purposes;
(B) "Feral swine" means any swine that have lived any part of its life free roaming.
(2) All sporting swine sold or offered for sale must originate directly from a validated brucellosis-free herd.
History Note: Authority G.S. 106‑389; 106‑396;
Eff. April 1, 1984;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2000; February 1, 1996; December 1, 1987.