15.11.03.03

.03 Requirements for Cattle Passing Through Auction Markets or Public Stockyards for Return to Maryland Farms.

A. All cattle for return to farms shall be in compliance with Regulation .02A-E.

B. Brucellosis.

(1) Cattle originating directly from herds not under restriction in Maryland or other certified brucellosis free states may be moved to farms in Maryland without a brucellosis test.

(2) Cattle originating from states not certified brucellosis free shall comply with one of the following:

(a) Be consigned direct to slaughter; or

(b) Be accompanied by an official interstate certificate fully complying with Maryland regulations for importation of cattle from states not certified brucellosis free.

C. Tuberculosis.

(1) Cattle originating directly from herds not under restriction in Maryland may be moved to farms in Maryland without a tuberculosis test.

(2) Cattle originating from states other than Maryland shall comply with one of the following:

(a) Be consigned direct to slaughter; or

(b) Be accompanied by an official interstate certificate fully complying with the tuberculosis requirements for the importation of cattle into Maryland or meet these requirements before release.

(3) Steers, except those for exhibition purposes and spayed heifers, are exempt from tuberculosis testing requirements.