Second phase of new Texas breeding bull rules effective Jan. 1

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Austin, Texas -- The second phase of a program to address in-state movement of breeding bulls in Texas will go into effect Jan. 1.

Austin, Texas

-- The second phase of a program to address in-state movement of breeding bulls in Texas will go into effect Jan. 1.

The first phase began April 1 and mandated that any breeding bulls entering Texas from any other state must be either 24 months of age or younger and certified as a virgin, or tested negative for cattle trichomoniasis with the last 30 days.

The two phases are part of a new regulatory package adopted by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) back in February to address trichomoniasis concerns in the state. At least 15 other states in the western U.S. have adopted similar regulations, according to TAHC.

After the program is in full swing, all Texas breeding bulls undergoing a change of possession will be required to be identified with a U.S. Department of Agriculture ear tag and other breed registries and brands.

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