July 30, 2012
Kansas Department of Agriculture
(785) 296-2653 phone
KDA Reminds State Fair Exhibitors of Livestock Rule Changes
TOPEKA – With the 2012 Kansas State Fair rapidly approaching, the Kansas Department of Agriculture reminds exhibitors of important rule changes, including a new requirement that all livestock must be inspected before the fair.
Specifically, all animals must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) issued within 30 days of being exhibited at the state fair. Certificates must also be available to officials of the Kansas Division of Animal Health or state fair exhibit staff. For horses, a valid equine passport may be used instead of a CVI.
Additionally, during the fair, the livestock check-in area will be open from 6:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.
“Across the state, exhibitors have worked each day for months preparing their livestock for the state fair,” said William Brown, Kansas animal health commissioner. “We want all exhibitors to have the opportunity to showcase their animals and, in turn, educate fair attendees about animal agriculture in Kansas. These changes will ensure all animals are in adequate health for the state fair.”
For more information, please visit http://www.kansasstatefair.com/.