How to obtain a premises ID number:
Obtaining a premises ID number is typically a very simple process that involves contacting your state animal health agency.
Individuals can find their respective state’s contact information by accessing the list of state contacts.
What is Premises Identification?
Premises identification (premises ID) is part of the Animal Disease Traceability Framework (ADT) that is designed to help identify animals to the locations they have be raised on or passed through during their lives. This number along with accurate movement records can serve as a critical piece of information in quickly tracing back an animal to a location in the event of an animal health emergency. When registering a premises ID, the producer’s contact information (name, address, phone for primary and secondary contacts) will be recorded.What is a federally approved USDA 840 ear tag?
An official ear tag is a source of animal identification that, with accurate movement records, provides the ability to trace animals to their origin. This capability is critical in the event of an animal disease emergency to help locate what points the animal has been in contact with. Anyone who purchases federally approved ear tags will be required to submit their premises identification number when ordering. The premises ID number will then be recorded in a database and associated with the ear tag numbers from this purchase.
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