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Some variances may be available with a herd plan (call MDOL at 406-444-2043).

Brucellosis (Bangs) Vaccination:

All female cattle and domestic bison 4 months of age or older within Beaverhead, Gallatin, Madison and Park Counties must be official brucellosis vaccinates by January 1 of every calendar year.

For example, female cattle born before September of 2014 must be bangs vaccinated by January 1 of 2015.

Brucellosis Testing (Bleeding):

All cattle and domestic bison must be tested for brucellosis within 30 days prior to change of ownership or movement out of the DSA if they are:
  • Sexually intact and 12 months of age or older
  • Any age intended to be used for breeding purposes
  • Exceptions:
    • No test is required to take animals to an approved Montana livestock market that will test on arrival.
    • A test completed July 16 or after is acceptable for movement out of the DSA or change of ownership through February 15 the following year.

Identification and Disease Traceability:

All sexually intact cattle and domestic bison (regardless of age) leaving the DSA must be officially identified.

Official individual identification tags include:

  • Electronic Identification Device (EID) tags (also known as RFID tags);
  • Orange brucellosis (metal or RFID) vaccination tags on officially brucellosis vaccinated females;
  • Silver metal "Brite" tags (available to producers at no charge from the MDOL or USDA-APHIS office);
  • Some "age-source" program tags qualify as individual identification.

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Testing Reimbursement Forms

 


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