(a) Non-virgin bulls less than 18 months of age and bulls 18 months of age and over must bear individual official identification prior to change of ownership, except when moving:
(1) Directly to a recognized slaughtering facility where they are slaughtered within three (3) calendar days of arrival; or
(2) On a Bull Slaughter Agreement pursuant to subsection (c)(1)(E) below.
(b) Bulls entering California for sale purposes must meet the requirements as specified in section 820.3 of this article.
(c) Non-virgin bulls less than 18 months of age and bulls 18 months of age and over changing ownership must be accompanied by a negative DNA detection or amplification-based trichomonosis test result from a sample taken by a trichomonosis approved veterinarian within 60 calendar days prior to sale.
(1) Bulls may be exempt from the trichomonosis test required in subsection (c) under any of the following conditions; when:
(A) Used solely for exhibition purposes and remain under confinement at the location of the exhibition without having access to or allowed to commingle with sexually mature female cattle; or
(B) Used solely for artificial insemination using semen extension and preservation protocols that meet Certified Semen Services standards; or
(C) Sold and moved directly to a recognized slaughtering establishment where they are slaughtered within three (3) calendar days of arrival; or
(D) Entering a feedlot for feeding and subsequent movement to a recognized slaughtering establishment where they are slaughtered within three (3) calendar days of arrival, with no grazing or no exposure to female cattle; or
(E) Sold to a buyer entering into a Bull Slaughter Agreement with the Department.
1. Bull Slaughter Agreements must include the following information:
i. Number of bulls, breed and color;
ii. Official identification or USDA approved backtag of bull(s);
iii. Buyer's name, address, and telephone number;
iv. Destination of the bull(s) including city and zip code.
2. Bull Slaughter Agreements must include written acknowledgement and agreement to the following requirements for bulls to be exempted from the negative trichomonosis test at change of ownership under subsection (E):
i. Bulls must move directly to a facility for feeding and slaughter;
ii. Bulls must not be resold;
iii. Bulls must not be in contact with cattle that are not moving to slaughter;
iv. Bulls must be slaughtered within seven (7) calendar days after the date of purchase;
v. Sellers, buyers and agents must retain documents including sales slips, bull identification, slaughter facilities used and dates slaughtered for a period of five (5) years;
vi. Buyer must allow Department personnel to review sale documents and/or inspect the destination facility upon request.
3. Bull Slaughter Agreements must have the signature of the buyer and date of the agreement to acknowledge buyer's understanding of the requirements of the agreement.
4. Bull Slaughter Agreements are valid for 12 months from the date of signature, for the buyer and premises as specified on the agreement; or
(F) Moved directly to no more than one (1) Approved Livestock Marketing Facility, as defined in Title 3, California Code of Regulations, section 830(a)(3), then moved directly to a recognized slaughtering establishment where they are slaughtered within three (3) days.
(2) Trichomonosis testing may occur at the point of sale with agreement of buyer, seller and facility owner.
(d) Public saleyards shall post a sign or notice at least 11″x 14″in a prominent place containing the following statement: “Non-virgin bulls less than 18 months of age and all bulls 18 months of age and over sold for breeding must have a negative trichomonosis test or be consigned as slaughter only.”.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 407 and 10610, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 9166, 9167, 9561, 9562, 9570 and 10610, Food and Agricultural Code.