Anyone transporting swine on public roadways should make sure they are familiar with this new state law, particularly the new ID requirements.
The law explicitly prohibits the transportation of feral swine in the state of NC. Although the law officially went into effect October 1st, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Veterinary Division has made it clear that the first year of the program will be focused on educating legitimate farmers on how to comply with the new regulations. However, obvious and blatant disregard for the prohibition of transporting feral swine will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
There have been a lot of questions regarding this new law and how it affects pork farmers of all sizes. Please review the following documents carefully before contacting the NCDA Veterinary Division with questions.Anyone transporting live, domestic swine for sale, slaughter or any other reason should review the ID options outlined in second document titled "Swine ID Bill FAQS" and consider their best options for compliance.
Background info, perspective from NC Choices and to view a copy of the ratified bill http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/882/Feral%20Swine%20Bill%20Packet.pdf
Latest FAQ and options for compliance under ID regulations- published by NCDA&CS Veterinary Division http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/882/Swine%20ID%20Bill%20FAQs%20Vers%202%20%208-10-2011.pdf