New COOL Requirements for Livestock
What 4-H’ers Need to Do:
The Iowa COOL Coalition has come up with a simple affidavit that can work for all species of livestock (beef, sheep, swine, poultry, goat). This affidavit is located at /4H/Agriculture/documents/cool.pdf. Page 1 explains the steps needed to be taken as well as example documents that can be used for an audit trail. Page 2 is the actual affidavit.
4-H’ers who raise their own livestock for their projects need to fill this affidavit out and keep it on file for a minimum of two years. In the case of an audit, 4-H’ers can provide authorities with this affidavit along with other documents listed at the bottom of page 1 of the affidavit document (birth records (calving report, PigChamp, PigTales, etc.), purchase/sales receipts, etc.)
4-H’ers who purchase their livestock from others MUST have the producer fill out the affidavit, give it to the 4-H’er, and the 4-H’er should keep the affidavit on file for a minimum of two years. For example, a 4-H’er goes to buy his steer from a producer. The 4-H’er needs the producer (seller) to fill out and sign the affidavit.
When County Fairs are getting ready to sell animals to a packer from their fair, a simple statement page listing the names of the 4-H exhibitors and stating that all of these animals have been born and raised in the
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