I. TRANSFER OF FLOCK STATUS WHEN SELLING OR BUYING SHEEP (pdf)

If a producer purchases sheep from a flock enrolled in the OMVFSP, those sheep will only retain the status of the originating flock if:
a.)
The purchased sheep
i.
Do not contact sheep of lower or unknown status en route to the new location and
ii.
Are the only sheep to be housed at the new location which has not housed sheep for at least 90 days or has been clean and disinfected as outlined in Appendix 13.
b.)
OR the purchased sheep are housed in an Isolation Facility.
c.)
OR the contact sheep have the same as or higher MV status than the purchased sheep.
d.)
It is important to remember that if sheep are mixed, the status will immediately change to the lowest health status of the mixed group.
The purchaser of the sheep assumes all health risks once the sheep have left the premises of origin.