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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations Governing Livestock Dealers and Marketing Facilities for the Purpose of Controlling and Eradicating Infectious and Contagious Diseases of Livestock [2 VAC 5 ‑ 61]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation provides the recordkeeping requirements that Virginia’s livestock dealers must comply with as well as the rules for the operation of Virginia's livestock marketing facilities. These requirements are necessary to effectively trace livestock for the purposes of minimizing and controlling significant livestock disease outbreaks.
State Authority Sections 3.2-6001 , 3.2-6002. 3.2-6012 and 3.2-6016 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority 9 CFR Part 86 requires that breeding cattle and certain other livestock moving interstate be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or other documentation, with some exemptions.
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The goal of the regulation is to provide comprehensible requirements concerning animal disease traceability and to ensure that state regulations comply with related federal regulations issued by the United States Department of Agriculture. The regulation will provide for timely and accurate tracing of animal disease outbreaks to intrastate and out-of-state sources and will maintain and strengthen Virginia’s reputation as a reliable source of animals for both domestic and international markets.
Meetings See all meetings (2) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Carolynn Bissett  / Program Manager, Office of Veterinary Services
Address: 102 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-4560    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Animal Disease Eradication & Traceability - Promulgate new chp 61; Repeal chps. 60 & 120 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/19/2015.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
1/4/2021 Agency Completed Retain As Is