USDA Announces Bovine Animals from Sonora, Mexico May be Imported without Brucellosis Testing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is advising the public of its decision to classify the State of Sonora, Mexico as Level I for brucellosis, meaning that the region’s prevalence of the bacterial infection in its domestic bovine herd has been less than .001 percent over the past twenty-four consecutive months and bovine animals now may be imported without testing. Imports under the Level I classification may be authorized beginning March 7, 2022.