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RULE §41.12Regulations on cattle and products imported from Mexico

(a) All cattle moved into Texas from Mexico shall be identified with an "M"-brand prior to moving to a destination in Texas. Metal eartags applied in Mexico must not be removed from the animals.

(b) A copy of the certificate issued by an authorized inspector of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, for the movement of Mexico cattle into Texas must accompany such animals to their final destination in Texas, or so long as they are moving through Texas.

(c) The owner or caretaker of livestock that have been imported from Mexico, within six months of their entry into Texas, may not move or allow the movement of the livestock to any area of Texas other than a free area; nor may any person accept a shipment of such livestock into the Tick eradication quarantine area.

(d) No person, firm, corporation, or carrier may move or transport from Mexico into Texas any commodity capable of carrying ticks unless the commodity has been treated in accordance with requirements of the commission and the United States Department of Agriculture. A certificate of treatment issued by an authorized inspector must accompany such products to their final destination in Texas, or so long as they are moving through Texas.

Source Note: The provisions of this §41.12 adopted to be effective June 23, 2002, 27 TexReg 5175

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