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Exporting cattle to China

Cattle exported to China after 1 July 2016 must have been at one property (one NAIT number) for at least six months before being moved to a quarantine farm. They cannot move off the property at all during this time to remain eligible for export to China. For animals to be exported on 1 July 2016, they will need to stay on the same property from 1 December 2015 before being moved to a quarantine farm for 30 days before export.

It important that you have your NAIT account up to date and your animals registered, as information in NAIT may be used by the Ministry for Primary Industries or AsureQuality to verify if cattle have been on the one location for the required time.

The property the cattle are on must also meet certain health requirements to be eligible for export. It must be free from bovine tuberculosis (TB) for at least three years, and have no clinical cases of Johne’s disease, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD), enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL), leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, bovine genital campylobacteriosis (BGC) and trichomonosis for at least a year.

If you have any questions, please contact your cattle exporter, AsureQuality or the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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