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Cattle: Dairy & Beef

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Cattle Entry Requirements

Click here for the requirements to bring cattle into Indiana.

Pre-entry Permit
Cattle are required to have a pre-entry permit before entering Indiana. Permits may be obtained online or over the phone.

Pre-Entry Permit Online
Call BOAH toll free at: 877-747-3038, Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Movements Out of Indiana

Before moving animals to another state, always call the state-of-destination for that state's requirements. Click here for a list of other state animal health offices.

NOTE: Official ID is required for: dairy cattle of all ages, beef cattle 18 months of age and older, and all cattle going to exhibitions. Breed tattoos and registration numbers are NOT valid ID for interstate movement, because Indiana has no reciprocal agreements with other states.

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