Cattle or Bison  



    Division of Animal Industry


    5C-3.004Cattle or Bison


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 45 No. 85, May 1, 2019 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

    5C-3.004 Cattle or Bison.

    (1) through (2) No change.

    (3) Other Requirements and Limitations.

    (a) through (b) No change.

    (c) Commuter Herd Agreement is an official document issued by participating states, which is used in lieu of an Official Certficate of Veterinary Insection (OCVI).  All Official Individual Identification requirements and interstate disease testing requirements must be met. A Commuter Herd Agreement mustmay be applied for by owners of Florida-origin cattle by submitting a completed Commuter Herd Agreement FDACS-09264 Rev. 06/19 04/18 to: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, Cattle Programs Office, 2232 North East Jacksonville Road, Ocala, Florida 34470; Fax: (352)620-7212; Email: Commuter Herd Agreement FDACS-09264 Rev. 06/19 04/18 is hereby incorporated by reference and available online at

    1. Commuter Herd Agreement application must provide:

    a. Premises Identification Number and full physical address for Florida Ppremises; and

    b. Premises Identification Number and full physical address for out of state Ppremises in participating states of Alabama, Georgia, or Mississippi;

    c. Herd owner signature and contact information including phone number.

    2. Signature indictaes that herd owner agrees to comply with all identification and disease testing requirements of both states for interstate movement; 

    3. Commuter Herd Agreement is valid for twelve (12) months and participants must reapply following the procedures referenced in paragraph 5C-3.004(3)(c) F.A.C.; and

    4. Commuter Herd Agreement requires approval of the State Veterinarian of both participating states.

    (d) Testing Requirements.

    1. through 2. No change.

    3. Trichomoniasis Testing

    a. through b. No change.

    c. Bulls eighteen (18) months of age and older, moving under a Commuter Herd Agreement, FDACS-09264, Rev. 06/19 04/18, are to be accompanied by proof of a negative annual Trichomoniasis Approved Test within twelve (12) months of movement. The following statement shall be on the accompanying Owner-Shipper Statement: “All herd bulls over eighteen (18) months of age are tested annually for Trichomoniasis and all herd bull additions are tested negative prior to commingling. The bull(s) included in this shipment have not commingled with Trichomoniasis positive bulls or cows exposed to Trichomoniasis positive bulls”.

    (4) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 570.07(23), 585.002(4), 585.08(2) FS. Law Implemented 570.07(15), 570.36(2), 585.08(1), (2)(a), 585.145(1), (2), 585.16 FS. History–Amended 3-22-63, 8-20-64, 9-23-65, 7-25-66, 11-15-67, 3-1-68, 3-12-70, 7-1-70, 9-1-72, 4-5-77, 7-1-79, 7-1-80, 9-30-80, 8-9-81, 9-14-82, 6-26-83, 2-5-85, Formerly 5C-3.04, Amended 9-6-89, 3-23-94, 6-4-95, 12-12-04, 5-24-10, Amended          .

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5C-3.004. Cattle or Bison