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With some of the best livestock genetics in the world right here in Nebraska, there is significant demand internationally for our genetics. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Trade (NDA) Office is proud to assist our state’s livestock producers in selling their genetics abroad. We actively encourage these transactions by providing information and services about exporting and often host international trade missions, specifically, focused on livestock genetics purchases.

Export Regulations
There are minimal federal regulations involved in exporting livestock genetics and most of the regulations come from the country where the genetics are being exported. The regulations can vary by country, and countries may change their import requirements without notice. Information can be found at the USDA’s Animal and Animal Product Export Information page. The regulations for livestock genetic exports can be found under “Live Animal Export Requirements.” There is a list of frequently asked questions, and, for more specific questions, they recommend contacting a state Veterinary Services (VS) office. The current Nebraska VS official veterinarian is Dr. Kathleen Akin and her office’s phone number is 402-434-2300.

Branded Program Funds from USLGE
USLGE Logo For additional assistance in exporting livestock genetics, many producers utilize the services provided by the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export (USLGE). They receive funds through the Market Access Program (MAP), which is run by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). This funding is available to private livestock producers interested in promoting their livestock, semen, or embryo sales in international markets. Up to 50% of costs associated with exporting can be reimbursed. Approved activities include international marketing, promotional materials, and participation in foreign trade shows and exhibitions. For more information please contact the Nebraska Agricultural Trade Office at
800-831-0550.

Livestock Directories
As a service to our state’s livestock producers, NDA maintains directories of livestock breeders and producers throughout the state. These directories are completely voluntary and include contact information, as well as short descriptions of the operation. If you are interested in listing your operation in one of our directories, please follow the links below and fill out and return the appropriate directory profile form. For questions, feel free to contact NDA Ag Promotion at 402-471-4876.

Nebraska Seedstock Directory

Nebraska Diversified Livestock Directory

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