NDA extends restrictions on dairy cattle

Dairy Cow (Photo courtesy of ARS.)

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has an importation order in place that requires all breeding female dairy cattle entering the state of Nebraska to obtain a permit issued by NDA prior to entry. The importation order has been extended until May 31, and it will be re-evaluated at that time.

To obtain a permit, producers must contact NDA at 402-471-2351. More information is available on NDA’s website at nda.nebraska.gov/animal/imports.

NDA recommends adhering to strict biosecurity practices in operations. If dairy producers notice symptoms, including a sudden drop in milk production, changes in milk color/consistency, decreased feed intake or other clinical signs, they should contact their herd veterinarian and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture immediately at 402-471-2351.