Livestock & Poultry

Safeguarding human and animal health, assuring food safety and quality, and promoting Arkansas livestock and poultry industries for the benefit of our citizens


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The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission was created by Act 87 of 1963. The Commission has full authority for the control, suppression, and eradication of livestock and poultry diseases and pests, and supervision of livestock and poultry sanitary work in this State. It has the duty for the development of the livestock and poultry industries in the State and for administering the provisions of laws and regulations pertaining to livestock and poultry. The Commission is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with several federal agencies in matters relating to livestock and poultry disease control programs. Learn More

New Program

Meat and Poultry Processing Grant Program. Click here to read more about the program and access the guidelines and application.

Notices and Important News

Entry Requirements

Questions & Answers on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)

Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) Found in Arkansas


ON-LINE Entry Permit Issuance (24/7 a Permit Number can be Issued)

Requests for Changes to Submitted and Signed Forms

Ineligibility of Samples Submitted in Expired Test Containers

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Issues Important Reminder To Arkansans Acquiring Livestock From Out of State

What is the Arkansas Voluntary Premises Identification Number System (PIN)? Click here for program information.

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African Swine Fever — Resources and Information

Livestock Market Report

Weekly Market Summary

Raising Healthy Animals

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 and Exhibitions/Fairs 

AGFC and ADA Rabbit Disease Control Efforts (Wild and Domestic Rabbits)

Arkansas State Veterinarian's Office Newsletters

First Quarter 2019 (Volume 1)

Spring — Second Quarter 2019 (Vol. 2)

Summer 2019 — 3rd Issue (Vol. 3)

Fall 2019 — 4th Issue (Vol. 4)

Winter 2020, First Quarter (Volume 5)

Spring 2020 (Volume 6)

Summer 2020 (Volume 7) 

Fall 2020 (Volume 8)


Supporting, Protecting, and Growing Arkansas Agriculture and Forestry
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