Exhibition of Livestock in Minnesota: 2013 Requirements
Updated December 12, 2012
Always check with exhibition management for additional requirements. For Minnesota State Fair exhibition requirements, call 651-288-4417 or visit www.mnstatefair.org. For 4-H exhibition requirements, call 1-800-444-4238.
All animals must be examined by the official veterinarian on the day they are admitted to the exhibition and at least once daily during the exhibition. All out-of-state animals must meet Minnesota importation requirements. No animal may enter or be at a public exhibition that is showing clinical signs of any infectious, contagious or communicable disease, including ringworm and warts.
Cattle must be officially identified.
Sheep and Goats
Sheep and goats must be officially identified. No sheep or goat that is within 30 days of giving birth may be exhibited without prior approval from the Board of Animal Health.
Deer and Elk
Deer and elk must be officially identified.
Chickens, turkeys, and game birds, except baby poultry, must be individually identified with a leg or wing band. Chickens, turkeys, game birds, and hatching eggs from these birds must be accompanied by a certificate or test chart to show that they originate from a hatchery or breeding flock that is classified pullorum-typhoid clean or are negative to a pullorum-typhoid test within 90 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition. Turkeys and turkey hatching eggs must be accompanied by a certificate or test chart to show that they originate from a hatchery or breeding flock that is classified Mycoplasma gallisepticum clean and Mycoplasma synoviae clean or are negative to a Mycoplasma gallisepticum and a Mycoplasma synoviae test within 90 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition.
Breeding and feed swine must be officially identified, unless in slaughter only classes.
Horses, except suckling foals accompanying a negative dam, must be negative to an official EIA test conducted within 12 months prior to the opening date of an exhibition.
Dogs four months of age or older must be accompanied by a certificate of rabies vaccination documenting that the dog is currently vaccinated for rabies.