Tennessee’s livestock industry is diverse. Beef cattle are our #1 agricultural commodity, followed by many other livestock opportunities. Each allows producers to diversify their operations to best suit their individual goals and needs.
The TDA Agricultural Advancement Division is here to help all producers no matter how large or small. The Consumer and Industry Services Division works to ensure a healthy, growing animal industry.
TDA partners with state and federal regulators, private veterinarians and livestock industries with programs aimed at preventing, controlling and eradicating certain infectious or communicable diseases of livestock and other domestic animals. Activities include administering eradication programs for brucellosis, tuberculosis, scrapie and pseudorabies, along with the control program for equine infectious anemia. TDA also enforces the laws and rules regulating interstate and intrastate movement of animals.
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State Veterinarian Orders
- Order for Cervidae: "Tennessee Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program (HCP)"
- Order for Bulls: "Trichomoniasis Requirements"
- Order for Wild-Appearing Swine: "Transportation of Wild-Appearing Swine Within Tennessee"