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General Regulations for All Exhibitors

Junior Fair (4-H/FFA) entry information and entry forms are found on the white pages of this premium book. Open Class entry information and entry forms are found on the colored pages. This information is also on the fair website:
Iowa County Fair

GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR ALL EXHIBITORS

  1. Entries competing for premiums must be made in the name of the bona fide owner.
  2. Exhibitors shall not be allowed to enter any article or collection of articles, animal or animals, as the case may be, for more than one premium, except as provided in the rules which specifically govern the separate classes, and which will be found printed at the beginning of said classes.
  3. Exhibitors using deception, or making entries in a fraudulent manner, shall forfeit all rights to any premiums to which they might otherwise be entitled, and they shall be barred from making exhibits for the space of one year, or more years, at the discretion of the board of directors.
  4. The judges or superintendents shall have the power to require an exhibitor to make an affidavit that he is making his exhibit in accordance with the rules of the fair.
  5. The fair reserves the right to reject or accept conditionally, or expel any exhibit which would be a menace on account of its condition or character.
  6. Exhibitors may make their entries by mail by accompanying their entry lists with entry fees. No entries will be made unless entry fees are paid in advance.
  7. Exhibitors (junior and open class) whose payment is not in full or is returned for NSF will be removed from judging and will not be allowed to place and will forfeit the premium payment for any of the unpaid exhibits.
  8. If an entry fee is returned for NSF, the Iowa County Fair Society, Inc. will charge $25 fee plus the amount of the NSF check.
  9. The grounds will be open to receive livestock on Wednesday before the fair opens. The fairhouse will also be open and ready to receive exhibits on Wednesday.
  10. All livestock trailers must be parked in areas designated as trailer parking. See map in back of book.
  11. Exhibitors will not be allowed to remove any of the exhibits from the youth building until 3:30 p.m., and livestock buildings until after 3 p.m. the last day of the fair.
  12. No exhibit shall have displayed about it any ribbons or prizes won at other fairs, or signs or banners, until after the judges have finished marking all awards in the respective classes.
  13. Exhibitors will at all times give the necessary personal attention to whatever they may have on exhibit and at the close of the fair take entire charge of the same.
  14. Use of four-wheelers or utility vehicles on the fairgrounds is prohibited except by fair officials or individuals with mobility limitations (these individuals must provide proof of insurance to the fair office).
  15. NO pets allowed on the fairgrounds except show animals accompanied by the proper veterinary paperwork. Only service animals allowed.

Livestock

  1. Tampering, and/or inhumane treatment as determined by lead veterinarian and superintendent; and/or misrepresentation as to breeding, age, ownership and any other irregularity in showing will be considered fraud and deception.
  2. To maintain a high degree of confidence and integrity in the livestock shows, the Iowa County Fair reserves the right to disqualify any animal fitted in an unethical manner and to disqualify the exhibitor. Unethical fitting shall include any injection of gas, solid, or liquid to alter the normal confirmation.
    In addition, it shall include any cutting or tearing of the hide, cutting or tearing underneath the hide or removal of tissue in any attempt to alter the shape or appearance. It shall also include attempts to disrupt or change normal dental development, dyeing or coloring hair, adding artificial tailheads, switches, polls, hair and heels, as well as any attempt to change the confirmation and degree of firmness, by administration of fluids internally or externally in a liquid or solid state. The use of clenbuterol is prohibited.
  3. All exhibitors, their immediate family and any other parties involved in the unethical fitting and showing of an animal will be subject to the forfeiture of award(s) and premium(s). This might include forfeiture of auction proceeds; and/or dismissal from the fairgrounds; and/or being barred from competition immediately and in the future at the Iowa County Fair.
  4. The superintendent of livestock shall have full power in assignment of stalls and pens, which will be determined by advanced entries and general attractiveness of the exhibit.
  5. All stalls and pens must be cleaned out and the exhibits put in condition before 9 a.m. each day, so that the refuse can be taken away before the arrival of visitors.
  6. All pens must be cleaned by the exhibitor on last day of fair.
  7. All stalls must be left sufficiently open to give visitors ample opportunity to inspect the animals. No livestock shall be blanketed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. after Friday without the permission of the superintendent of the department.
  8. Exhibitors shall bring their own feed.
  9. All horses and cattle competing for premiums must be broken to halter, and no animal will be allowed to run at large upon the fairground.
  10. The owner of the dam at the time of service shall be considered the breeder of the animal.
  11. Exhibitors shall hold themselves in readiness to have their exhibits appear in competition in the arena and on all parades whenever required by the superintendent of department.
  12. Due to liability issues all animals and livestock must stay in their assigned areas of the fair grounds. No wandering the fair grounds with your animals.
  13. If an animal dies on the fairgrounds, the owner must remove within 2-4 hours.
  14. All commercial livestock haulers must provide proof of insurance to the fair office. If hauler fails to produce proof of insurance prior to loading, the fair does not accept any responsibility for injury or death once animal is on the trailer.

Fire and Police Protection

  1. The buildings are located about one mile distant from the fire station of the city and every precaution will be taken to prevent conflagrations, but the fair will not assume any responsibility to pay for any losses or damages from theft or violence. Exhibitors must take their own risk.
  2. Police will be on duty day and night to guard the interests of the exhibitors, but the fair will not assume any responsibility to pay for any losses or damages from theft or violence. Exhibitors must take their own risk.

Permits and Privileges

  1. Permits for advertising privileges, stands, the sale of wares, and everything else of this character, may be secured upon application to the superintendent of permits and privileges, or from the fair secretary.
  2. All privileges are payable in advance.
  3. No concessions shall be sold for any games of chance, or immoral exhibitions.
  4. Each concessionaire must confine himself to the space assigned to him, and to the business for which he purchased the same, and he will not be allowed to sublet any portion of his space.
  5. Concessionaires shall not voluntarily abandon their location and remove their outfits from the grounds before the last day of the fair, without first obtaining permission from the superintendent of permits and privileges to do so.
  6. Concessionaires must abide by the rules of the fair and the terms of the licenses, and failure to do so shall subject them to forfeiture of the privileges and exclusion from the ground without reimbursement.

Miscellaneous

  1. It is the intention of the fair to offer every facility possible to our patrons for the transaction of business, and at the same time protects us from imposters. We believe everyone will recognize the fairness of this rule and heartily cooperate with us in carrying it out.
  2. Competition in open class is limited to the State of Wisconsin, Junior Fair to Iowa County, or where otherwise especially noted.
  3. No person shall be permitted to remain on the grounds overnight unless in charge of property.
  4. Persons maliciously destroying property upon the grounds of the fair will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  5. The fair will take every precaution for the safe keeping of stock or articles on exhibit after the arrival and arrangement, but the association will not be responsible for any loss that may occur.
  6. There will be no smoking or alcohol in any of the buildings on the fairgrounds, including the Grandstand.

SUBCHAPTER V – JUDGING AND ACCOUNTING ATCP 160.91 JUDGING REGULATIONS.

(1) Judging shall be done at county and district fairs by individuals who are registered with the department and who have knowledge, training or experience in the specific class or classes to be judged as determined by the department. Judging shall be done in accordance with the requirements of s. ATCP 160.92 (3) (a). In no case shall any person who is an officer or director of a fair be eligible to judge exhibits at such fair; nor shall any person interested directly or indirectly in exhibits shown in any department of a fair be eligible to judge articles or animals in that department.
(2) Each judge at a county or district fair shall be provided with a copy of the fair premium book or list of entry classes at least 7 days prior to the opening date of the fair.
(3) No animal or article, irrespective of the number of entries in the class in which it is entered, shall be awarded a higher rating than its merit would entitle it to in comparison to the standard of perfection in the class.
(4) No judge will be allowed to act in any class in which he/she is an exhibitor.
(a) No state aid will be paid on premiums awarded under the Danish system in any classes except in the junior and educational departments.
(b) When classes in the junior and educational departments are judged according to the Danish system, 4 group placings shall be awarded in any class. When there are less than 8 exhibitors in the class, there shall not be more than 2 in the first group, not more than 4 in the first 2 groups and not more than 6 in the first 3 groups. If there are 8 or more entries in the class, there shall not be more than 25% in the first group, not more than 50% in the first 2 groups, and not more than 75% in the first 3 groups.
(5) If any class of exhibits at a county or district fair is judged according to the regular system, the judges for that class may give only one first place, one second place, one third place and one fourth place award in that class.

State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture

Subchapter 1 — General Requirements and Definitions
ATCP 160.01 Definitions as used in this chapter:

  1. “Class” means a grouping in which exhibits may be entered, including an animal breed or age group for animal exhibits; a type of produce, crop or food; or a specific age, age group or educational grade level of exhibitor.
  2. “Department” as it relates to the organizational structure of a fair, means an animal species, production group, or other principal classification of exhibits. As used in any other context, “department” means the state of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
  3. “Division” means one of three exhibitor group classifications for a fair and is limited to junior division, open division, and senior citizens division.
  4. “Lot” or “lot number” means the numerical designation assigned by a local fair for a specific category of exhibits within a class.
  5. “Premium” means a monetary prize that a county or district fair awards to an exhibitor after judging all competing exhibits in the class to which the premium pertains.

ATCP 160.02 Premium Requirements.

GENERAL

a. The state aid authorized by s. 93.23(1), Stats., may be paid only on net premiums, which consist of total premiums paid less total entry fees received. The department may withhold state premium aid from any fair which does not enforce the animal health provisions required under Ch Ag. 10 for all classes of livestock exhibited at the fair. State aid will be paid only on premiums actually paid by bank check or draft.

b. No deductions may be made from premium money won by any exhibitor. Premiums may, however, be withheld where exhibition rules established by the fair association are violated. A written statement of violation shall be submitted to the department to justify action taken by a local fair.

c. Premiums offered shall be definite in amount. No decrease or increase in published premiums may be made because of the financial condition of the organization or for any other reason.

d. State aid may be paid on no more than 2 premiums awarded an exhibitor under one premium or lot number in open division individual livestock classes, except poultry and rabbits, and no more than one premium in all other classes, including poultry and rabbits.

e. No county or district fair may receive state aid for a premium awarded to any exhibitor in the open division if that exhibitor entered the same exhibit in the junior division at the same county or district fair. This paragraph does not apply if the exhibit was entered in the junior division only as part of a herd group, carcass class or performance class.

f. No state aid will be paid on the cost of the ribbons, cups, trophy prizes or entertainment contests.

PREMIUM LISTS

a. Premiums for which state aid is requested by county and district fairs shall conform with the uniform premium list and other requirements set forth in these rules. Fairs requesting state aid for net premiums shall submit to the department a printed copy of the premium list used at the fair, as required under s. ATCP 160.92 (3) (c).

b. The officers of each fair shall mail a copy of the premium list to other association, societies, or boards conducting a fair in Wisconsin upon request.

c. Sections ATCP 160.01 through 160.07 and 160.91 shall be published in premium books used by a fair for which state aid is requested.

ENTRY FEES

a. A county or district fair may charge an exhibitor an entry fee. The entry fee may not exceed 10% of the sum of all premiums offered to exhibitors in the same class for which the entry fee is charged. In lieu of an entry fee, a county or district fair may charge stall rents for horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, poultry, rabbit or pets. Stall rents shall not exceed $1.50 per single stall or animal or $3.00 per box stall for horses; $1.00 per single stall or animal or $2.00 per box stall for cattle; and $.50 per animal or $2.00 per pen for swine, goats or sheep. A standard pen for swine, goats or sheep is approximately 64 square feet. Cage rents may not exceed $.50 per head for poultry, rabbits and pet exhibits.

b. Exhibitors in educational and school departments shall not be required to purchase an exhibitor’s ticket. Any other exhibitor may be required, if no entry fee is charged, to purchase an exhibitor’s season ticket at a price not to exceed that charged for a non-exhibitor’s season ticket.

SPLIT FAIR DATES.

(a) For purposes of this subsection, “split fair dates” occur when a fair organization judges exhibits or contests and pays premiums at more than one time or at more than one location during the calendar year.

(b) Except as provided under par. (c), the department may not pay state aid for a fair having split dates, unless the department gives advance written approval for a split fair. The department may approve split fair dates only if the fair organization justifies the split dates based on extreme hardship. If the department approves split dates, all blue ribbon winners shall repeat their demonstration or exhibits at the regular fair dates, unless the department grants a hardship exemption. An exhibitor may use audio-visual media, still photography or an educational display to repeat a demonstration or exhibit.

(c) The department may pay state aid for the following exhibits or contests in a fair having split dates, regardless of whether the department approves those split dates in advance:

  1. clothing revue
  2. dogs
  3. demonstrations
  4. small animals
  5. foods revue
  6. rocketry
  7. shooting sports

ATCP 160.03 Exhibition Requirements.

A county or district fair shall meet all of the exhibition requirements of this section to be eligible for state premium aid.

  1. No fair society or other organization sponsoring a county or district fair shall require an exhibitor to become a member of the organization in order to enter an exhibit at the fair, nor shall the sponsoring organization make any deduction from an exhibitor’s premium as a donation to the fair society, or require an exhibitor in any other way to make a donation to the society.
  2. State aid may not be approved for out-of-state exhibits or for separate classes of local and non-local exhibitors. Aid may not be approved for payment of premiums to an exhibitor having an out-of-state address but claiming Wisconsin residency unless the fair secretary provides the department with an affidavit that the exhibitor’s residence is geographically located within the state.
  3. State aid may be paid only on articles or animals actually on display in an exhibit building or actually shown in the show ring on regular fair dates unless approval for split fair dates is obtained under s. ATCP 160.02(4). State aid may not be paid on Dairy Herd Improvement Association records, transportation aid, production contests or other special educational exhibits unless prior approval is obtained under s ATCP 160.04(8).
  4. State aid may not be paid on exhibits removed from the fair ground before 3:30 p.m. of the last day of the fair, or such other later time as may be specified by the fair, without prior approval of the department. Authority for early removal may be granted by the department in case of meat animal sales or other special classes, if requested before the beginning of the fair. In other hardship cases, approval may be granted by the local fair. Exhibits in dog obedience and small animal pet classes may be judged during the regular fair but are not required to remain present during the entire fair. The local fair may prescribe the length of time junior fair exhibitors of horses shall keep their animals on the grounds.

ATCP 160.04 Junior Fair Division; General Requirements

  1. In the junior fair division, the department may pay state aid on prizes offered to exhibitors who are under 20 years of age on January 1of the current fair year. A county or district fair board may establish subgroups within a junior fair entry class based on the exhibitor’s grade in school. The department may not pay state aid on prizes for club parades, club floats, song contests or project which is not an exhibit or demonstration at the fair.
  2. All exhibitors in the junior fair division shall be members of 4-H, FFA, scouting programs, breed groups, or any other recognized youth organization under adult leadership and with an education program approved by the local fair.
  3. Exhibits in the junior fair shall be a result of the exhibitor’s own labor and may include a study, merit or other special project, a skill area or a supervised occupational experience in which the exhibitor is regularly enrolled.
  4. State aid may be used for the payment of no more than one premium awarded an exhibitor under any one premium or lot number in the junior fair division, except when awarded as part of a group in livestock exhibits or in showmanship.
  5. Premiums in the educational department shall be paid directly to the exhibitor who made the exhibit and not to the school or teacher, except for group premiums offered to interschool competitive classes. No aid may be paid on education department premiums unless a complete list of exhibitors and a complete set of judge’s sheets for the education department, similar to those required in other departments, is filed with the department. All educational exhibits shall be displayed at the fair regardless of whether they are judged prior to or at the fair.
  6. If 16 or more animals, items or articles are entered in any junior fair class, the class may be divided into 2 or more approximately equal groups according to weight, age or other identifying characteristics and each group judged as a class.
  7. Special educational exhibits may be established if the proposal is presented to the Wisconsin Association of Fairs before Oct. 1 of the year preceding its proposed establishment and the exhibit is approved by the department.
  8. Within any junior fair department under subch. IV, a county or district fair may establish special classes where none are specified under subch. IV. Special classes may include classes for grade and crossbred females in beef, swine, sheep and horse departments. Premiums for special classes created under this sub-section shall be equal to premiums for comparable classes established in the same department under subch. IV.

ATCP 160.05 OPEN DIVISION; GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.

  1. The total maximum premiums set forth for all places in any open division livestock class, excluding poultry and rabbits, may be divided into premiums for a greater number of places, but the maximum premium offered for any additional places shall not be higher than the maximum for last place in the class.
  2. State aid for premiums awarded for horses in open division classes shall be limited to horses which are owned by the exhibitor.
  3. All animals in any open division class shall be owned by the exhibitor, except as provided in s. ATCP 160.09.

ATCP 160.06 SR CITIZEN DIV.; GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. The age of exhibitors in the senior citizen division is limited to persons 62 years of age or over.
  2. Exhibitors in the senior citizen division may not enter identical items or articles in both the senior citizen division and in corresponding classes of the regular open division.

ATCP 160.07 CLASSES; GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Classes may be combined if the number of entries in several single classes is insufficient. If any classes are combined, state aid shall be limited to the maximum total premiums listed for a single class of animals, items or articles in that department.
  2. (a) Except as provided under par. (b), no county or district fair may receive state aid for premiums awarded for sexually intact male dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goats, swine or horses unless those animals are registered purebreds. Registered purebred status shall be documented by a certificate registry from the appropriate breed association or society, or by a copy of the application of registration.
    (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to dairy cattle exhibited at a county or district fair if a national breed association certifies that those dairy cattle are recorded in that breed association’s qualified herd book which records the genealogy of that breed.
  3. Any animal entered as part of a group class may also be exhibited in a class for individual animals.
  4. Boars may not be entered as an exhibit in the swine department unless their tusks have been removed.

WISCONSIN STATE, COUNTY, AND DISTRICT FAIRS ANIMAL HEALTH RULES AND REGULATIONS SUMMARY

Fairs or exhibitions lasting more than 24 hours must appoint a licensed veterinarian to inspect livestock daily. Fairs or exhibitions lasting less than 24 hours must have a licensed veterinarian or show chairperson review all required records and test results to check for:
exhibitor’s name and address
animal identification (number, type, description)
compliance with disease testing and other health requirements
livestock premises number, if any, where animals originated
Fair management must maintain records for 5 years of:
exhibitors
livestock premises numbers, if any
animal identification

This is a summary of DATCP animal health requirements for fairs and exhibitions only. These requirements may change due to animal disease emergence in Wisconsin or elsewhere, so you should always check the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health website for current information: http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Movement/index.aspx.

DISEASES

Animals that show evidence of having contagious or infectious diseases may be removed immediately, and may be quarantined or slaughtered.
Bovine animals with ringworm, mange, or scab shall be removed from the premises of the fair or exhibition, unless the veterinarian in charge finds they are incapable of transmitting disease.

CATTLE AND BISON

Cattle from within Wisconsin have no requirements for tests or health documents.
The new identification requirements below are based on the federal rule for interstate movements of U.S. Livestock.
Cattle from outside Wisconsin must:
Be accompanied by certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) documenting official animal ID and all required tests and certifications
Have at least one form of official individual ID (including steers)
Meet all of Wisconsin’s normal requirements for import (see http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Movement/Cattle_Bison

Acceptable animal IDs for breeding animals from outside Wisconsin:
Official metal ear tags
AIN (15 digit “840” tags)

Brucellosis requirements for cattle from outside Wisconsin:
Steers are exempt from any brucellosis test requirement
Cattle from brucellosis-free states are exempt from brucellosis testing requirement
Cattle from certified brucellosis-free herds in Class A states do not need brucellosis tests if the CVI has the certified herd number and the last test date
All other cattle need negative brucellosis test within 30 days before entering Wisconsin.

Tuberculosis requirements for cattle from outside Wisconsin
Negative TB tests within 60 days before entering Wisconsin are required for cattle if they originate from:
States or zones that are Modified Accredited Advanced states, or that Wisconsin treats as MAA because they have had bovine TB cases
Modified Accredited states (see section below for Michigan’s MA and MAA zones).
States that do not recognize Wisconsin’s TB free status
For requirements by state: http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Movement/index.aspx.

Cattle from Michigan’s TB Free Zone:
Need negative individual TB test within 60 days before arrival in Wisconsin for all animals.
Whole herd TB test and import permit not required.

Cattle from Michigan’s MA and MAA zones and other states with MA zones:
Need import permits
Need negative whole-herd TB tests within 12 months before arrival in Wisconsin for all animals 1 year and older
Need negative individual TB tests within 60 days before entering Wisconsin
Must return directly to the state of origin after the show, and there must be a statement on the CVI that they will be doing so.

Cattle from Canada must meet current federal requirements to enter the United States. (See http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/downloads/pro_imp_cattle-bison_can.pdf
For information on obtaining an import permit:
Call 608-224-4872
Email DATCPAnimalImports@wi.gov
Online http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/Permit_request
Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/cattle_bison

SWINE

Swine from within Wisconsin need a Wisconsin intrastate movement certificate:
stating that the herd of origin was inspected on the farm within 30 days before the show and showed no signs of disease
including documentation of all required tests
Swine from outside Wisconsin need a certificate of veterinary inspection that includes a statement that they have not received pseudorabies vaccinations, and official identification number. Acceptable methods of ID for swine are:
USDA silver ear tag
USDA 840 button ear tag
Breed association tattoo
Ear notch (if the pig is a purebred and the notch is registered)

Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check: http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Movement/Swine

SHEEP and GOATS

Sheep and Goats from within Wisconsin
If sexually-intact, need official individual ID at any age
If not sexually intact, need official individual ID if they are 12 months or older
Official ID may be scrapie ear tags, USDA 840 button ear tag, or breed association tattoo (as long as it is unique to that animal)
Cannot have been exposed to scrapie if they are sexually intact

Sheep and goats from outside Wisconsin
need certificate of veterinary inspection and official individual ID: scrapie ear tag, USDA 840 button ear tag or breed association tattoo (as long as it is unique to that animal)
cannot have been exposed to scrapie

Goats from Michigan’s TB Modified Accredited zones:
need import permits
need negative whole-herd TB tests within 12 months before arrival in Wisconsin
need negative individual TB tests within 60 days before entering Wisconsin
must return directly to the state of origin after the show, and there must be a statement on the CVI that they will be doing so

For information on obtaining an import permit:
Call 608-224-4872
Email DATCPAnimalImports@wi.gov
Online http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/Permit_request
Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/sheep_goats

EQUINE

Equine animals from within Wisconsin need documentation of a negative EIA test done within the current calendar year, which clearly identifies the animal by registration number, lip tattoo, freeze brand, or a complete description. Documentation may be:
official test report VS 10-11, or
USDA-approved electronic test form, or
Global Vet Link EIA electronic form, or
a certificate of veterinary inspection with the test results listed

Equine animals from outside Wisconsin need:
certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI)
negative EIA test done within the current calendar year, which clearly identifies the animal by registration number, lip tattoo, freeze brand, or a complete description, and reported on the CVI

Equines from Minnesota are exempt from the CVI requirement if:
ownership does not change while the animal is in Wisconsin
the animal remains in Wisconsin no longer than 7 days
proof of an EIA test in the current calendar year accompanies the animal
Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/horses

LLAMAS, ALPACAS and GUANACOS

Llamas, Alpacas, and Guanacos from within Wisconsin have no requirements.
Llamas, Alpacas and Guanacos from outside Wisconsin must have a certificate of veterinary inspection and official animal ID. Official ID may be:
Approved USDA ear tag number
Microchip number
Breed association registration number
Breed association tattoo

Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check: http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Movement/Llamas_Alpacas_Guanacos

EXOTIC RUMINANTS

Exotic ruminants are ruminants that are not native to Wisconsin and are not cervids – for example, vicunas, camels, yaks, water buffalo, pronghorn antelope and giraffes.

Exotic Ruminants from within Wisconsin have no requirements.

Exotic Ruminants from outside Wisconsin need an import permit and a certificate of veterinary inspection with proof that they meet the requirements for:
Bovine TB – negative test required within 60 days before entry
Brucellosis – negative test required within 30 days before entry

For information on obtaining an import permit:
Call 608-224-4872
Email DATCPAnimalImports@wi.gov
Online http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/Permit_request
Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/Exotic_Species

POULTRY and WATERFOWL (including ostriches, emus, rheas and cassowaries)

Poultry and waterfowl from within Wisconsin need:
an NPIP certificate stating that they originate from a US pullorum-typhoid clean or NPIP affiliate flock, or
A DATCP-issued certificate stating that they are from a Wisconsin tested or associate flock, or
If they are sexually mature, individual wing or leg band ID and a negative test for pullorum-typhoid (and Mycoplasma gallisepticum for turkeys) within 90 days before arrival at the show

Poultry and waterfowl from outside Wisconsin need a certificate of veterinary inspection or equivalent that states:
they originate from a flock classified pullorum typhoid clean under NPIP or an equivalent state program, or
if they are sexually mature, that they have tested negative test for pullorum-typhoid (and Mycoplasma gallisepticum for turkeys) within 90 days before arrival at the show. These birds also need wing or leg band ID.

Turkeys, regardless of origin, must be separated from other poultry, unless they are going directly to slaughter after the show. The show veterinarian should decide whether the separation is by different housing, or by controlling the air flow and spacing.
Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/poultry

SMALL ANIMALS

DOGS AND DOMESTIC CATS, and other household pets
(These rules do not apply to animals that are part of menageries. For those rules, see below. Pot-bellied and miniature pigs fall under rules for swine.)
Dogs from within Wisconsin that are 5 months or older need proof of current rabies vaccination.
Cats and other household pets from within Wisconsin have no requirements.
Dogs and cats from outside Wisconsin that are 5 months or older need to be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian, and regardless of age, need certificates of veterinary inspection stating the age of the animal and for animals 5 months and older the date of last rabies vaccination and revaccination due date.
Other household pets from outside Wisconsin need certificates of veterinary inspection, but have no testing or vaccination requirements.
Small animals from other nations need to meet requirements of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture (608-662-0600) and Centers for Disease Control (800-232-4636).

Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check: http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Movement/Household_Pets

EXOTIC SMALL ANIMALS (not covered by “small animals” above) .

Local jurisdictions may have requirements beyond the state requirements listed here.
Animals from within Wisconsin do not have any requirements as long as they are legal to possess in Wisconsin.
Animals from outside Wisconsin generally have no testing or vaccination requirements, but do need:
certificate of veterinary inspection
official ID
import permit number

Some animals may not be brought to Wisconsin. These are North American prairie dogs and the following African species: tree squirrels, rope squirrels, dormice, Gambian giant pouched rats, brush-tailed porcupines and striped mice. Others may require permits from the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources. See: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/captive/captive.htm

For information on obtaining an import permit:
Call 608-224-4872
Email DATCPAnimalImports@wi.gov
Online http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/Permit_request
Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/household_pets

CIRCUS, RODEO, RACING AND MENAGERIE ANIMALS

Local jurisdictions may have requirements beyond the state requirements listed here.
Animals from within Wisconsin must meet vaccination and testing requirements for their species. See these requirements earlier in the document.
Animals from outside Wisconsin need certificates of veterinary inspection and vaccinations and tests required for their species. See these requirements earlier in the document. They also need import permit number if they are:
Circuses and individual circus acts
Rodeo stock other than individual participant’s horses
Multi-species menageries (defined as any animals kept individually or in a collection primarily for purposes of exhibition or competition)
Petting zoos
They do not need import permit numbers if they are:
rodeo horses owned by individual participants
single-species groups
Some animals may not be brought to Wisconsin. These are North American prairie dogs and the following African species: tree squirrels, rope squirrels, dormice, Gambian giant pouched rats, brush-tailed porcupines and striped mice. Others may require permits from the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources. See: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/captive/captive.htm

For information on obtaining an import permit:
Call 608-224-4872
Email DATCPAnimalImports@wi.gov
Online http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/Permit_request
Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. For current information, check http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/Circuses_Rodeos

GUIDELINES FOR HOUSING AND MANAGING ANIMALS

The State Veterinarian recommends that exhibitors:
Vaccinate breeding cattle against bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) at least 30 days before the event.
Test cattle for BVD-PI by immunoperoxidase test, and bring them to shows only if they test negative.
Test cattle for Johne’s disease test results by ELISA test and bring them to shows only if they test negative.
Clean and disinfect vehicles used to transport animals to and from the show, and vehicles used at the show, before and after the show.
Isolate exhibited animals returning to their farms or animals purchased at the show for 21 days before mingling them with other stock.
The State Veterinarian recommends that show organizers:
House cattle separately from llamas, vicunas, alpacas, guanacos and other exotic ruminants.
House cattle separately from small ruminants, especially sheep.
House ostriches, emus, rheas, and cassowaries separately from domestic poultry.
House swine separately from any other mammals.
Include a space for the premises registration code on livestock entry forms.
Provide hand washing stations near all livestock facilities.
Provide individual watering and feeding troughs rather than common ones.