West Virginia has a strong growing farmed cervid industry with almost forty farms. West Virginia State Code mandates that farmed cervid facilities be licensed with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. There are two classes of licensure: breeding farms and hunting preserves. The license period for both runs from July 1-June 30 of each year. West Virginia farmed cervid breeding herds are CWD certified and tuberculosis and brucellosis accredited. Farmed cervids may be imported into WV from other states if Federal and State movement requirements have been met. The WVDA animal health staff collect required CWD samples and complete annual inspections.