1 CRR-NY 62.4NY-CRR
1 CRR-NY 62.4
1 CRR-NY 62.4
62.4 Importation of sheep and goats to a specifically approved stockyard or recognized slaughtering establishment.
Sheep and goats may be moved to a specifically approved stockyard or recognized slaughtering establishment without a certificate of veterinary inspection under the following conditions:
(a) The sheep or goats shall be accompanied by a waybill.
(b) The sheep or goats shall be moved directly to the specifically approved stockyard or recognized slaughtering establishment named as the destination or consignee on the waybill.
(c) At any time after entry of the sheep or goats into the State, an authorized representative of the commissioner may direct the person transporting the sheep or goats to a designated location for the following purposes: unloading, restraint, inspection, identification, tagging, testing, or quarantine.
(d) The sheep or goats transported to a recognized slaughtering establishment shall be slaughtered within six days (144 hours) after the time of entry into this State.
(e) The sheep or goats transported to a specifically approved stockyard may be moved without restriction provided that:
(1) the stockyard complies with the requirements of this section including but not limited to maintenance of a segregation facility; and adequate handling and restraining equipment to enable the reading of eartags and performance of physical examinations of the sheep and goats; and
(2) the sheep or goats originated in a state which is:
(i) bordering on New York State;
(ii) recognized by the U.S.D.A. as a scrapie consistent state; and
(iii) has not been recognized by the commissioner as having any other disease of sheep or goats which does not naturally occur in New York; and
(3) the Federally assigned premises identification numbers of all premises of origin of the sheep or goats are included on the entry waybill. For purposes of this section, premises of origin shall be the farm or ranch where the animals originated and not a livestock market or dealer;
(4) each sheep or goat entering the State has an individual, uniquely numbered eartag, approved for identification by the U.S.D.A. or country of origin, which eartag number is included on the entry waybill;
(5) the sheep or goats which enter under this section are segregated by at least 30 feet from New York origin sheep or goats prior to the required veterinary inspection; and
(6) prior to release from the segregation pens, an accredited veterinarian shall physically examine all animals in the pen and shall prepare an approved certificate of veterinary inspection for those animals not going to immediate slaughter. If any animal shows any signs of infectious, contagious or communicable disease, that animal, and all animals exposed to that animal shall go for immediate slaughter, or, at the discretion of the commissioner may be returned to the premises of origin or quarantined and isolated from all other animals at the owner's expense until the commissioner determines that the animals are not a threat to New York livestock.
(f) The recognized slaughtering establishment or specifically approved stockyard shall maintain records including consignor, identification numbers, and the destination of all sheep and goats handled under this section. These records shall be maintained for a period of five years and be made available for examination upon the request of a representative of the department or U.S.D.A.
1 CRR-NY 62.4
Current through July 31, 2023
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