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​​​​​A special pasture-to-pasture grazing program exists for cattle shipped to another cooperating state for grazing. All cattle moved on the pasture-to-pasture permit (pasture permit) must be returned to the state of origin after the grazing season.

  • No change of animal ownership
  • Breeding herds only
  • Application submitted at least 20 days before moving cattle.

Pasture permit application process

Cattle entering Oregon

The owner should apply for a pasture permit at least 20 days before the proposed movement. Obtain the application from the State Veterinarian's Office in the state where the cattle originate. All cooperating states require trichomoniasis testing for bulls being moved on pasture permits.

  • Idaho: 208-332-8540
  • California: 916-900-5052
  • Nevada: 775-688-1180
  • Washington: 360-902-1878
  • Montana: 406-444-2976

Cattle leaving Oregon

  • Download and complete the pasture to pasture permit application
  • Fax the completed application to the ODA Animal Health Office
  • Application is reviewed and approved by the state veterinarians of Oregon and the state of destination
  • Copy of approved permit is sent to the owner
  • Animals may be shipped after the approved pasture permit is received
  • Approved pasture permit must accompany each load of cattle
  • Pasture-to-Pasture permits are valid for 6 months

Applications are processed in the order received. Please allow at least 20 days for processing.

Steers moving with their mothers can move as breeder or commuter cattle. Steers moving without their mothers are subject to other state requirements.

Ownership inspection (i.e., brand inspection) is required for all cattle leaving Oregon for any reason. Please schedule inspections at least 24 hours prior to moving cattle.

This permit may be used in place of a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) allowing cattle to move from one state to another cooperating state for grazing.


Pasture to Pasture Permit Application

Pasture to Pasture Permit Application



Locate a brand inspector​
Animal Health
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4680
Fax: 503-986-4734
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