Attention Buyers and Sellers


Legislative Bill 856 was passed by the Legislature and went into effect on July 14, 2006. This law prevents the following animals from being sold at exotic animal auctions and swap meets:



Beef, dairy cattle, and calves


Swine (pot bellied are okay)

Sheep sold for wool or food

Goats sold for dairy, food, or fiber. (Weed control, pets, and show goats okay)

Domesticated cervine animals (deer, elk. and moose, etc.)


All animals imported into Nebraska must meet Nebraska importation requirements. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issues must accompany all animals within 30 days of inspection. Poultry under eight weeks of age may be accompanied by a VS Form 9-3 “Report of Sales of Hatching Eggs, Chicks and Poults” and classified prior to movement into Nebraska as pullorum and typhoid clean or equivalent status pursuant to the National Poultry Improvement Plan( NPIP), 9 C. F. R. 145 (2003).


A permit is required on some animals. For information, cal the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Industry, at (402) 471-2351


Animals going to other states must obtain a CVI and meet the state of destination importation requirements.



This is copied from a letter sent to me from the state. I know us old timers are aware of it, so this is kind of for the new guys just starting. Not as scary as it appears.

Mike and Valerie