Tennessee’s livestock industry is diverse. Beef cattle and poultry are two of our top agricultural commodities and are significant economic drivers in our state.
The Business Development Division is here to help all livestock producers, no matter how large or small. The Consumer and Industry Services Division works to ensure a healthy, thriving livestock industry.
TDA partners with state and federal regulators, private veterinarians and livestock industries with programs aimed at preventing, controlling and eradicating certain infectious or communicable diseases of livestock and other domestic animals. Activities include administering eradication programs for brucellosis, tuberculosis, scrapie and pseudorabies, along with the control program for equine infectious anemia. TDA also enforces the laws and rules regulating interstate and intrastate movement of animals.