The Right Swine Tag- How do you know what to buy
How do you know the right swine ear tag to purchase? If you are participating in Shows, fairs or interstate commerce, you will need to use the Official 840 USDA tag type in either the EID tag version or the visual tag version. If you are raising Hogs for meat market sales, you will need the Official PIN ear tag.
With attempts to continually monitor animal traceability, many states are now requiring swine to be tagged with official, federally recognized ear tags for interstate transport. In order to be recognized as an official tag, the information below must be identified on each tag.
Official Ear tag Requirements for Individual Animal Identification (AIN)
- Tags must be tamper proof (designed for one time use)
- Imprinted with a nationally unique, official animal identification number
- Tags must possess the US shield emblem
Obtaining Official Ear tags
Order tags through CCK OUTFITTERS – 800-977-4225- Sales@cckoutfitters.com
Tags will require a Premises ID number and address of premises in order to make a purchase.
How do I 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.
FOR SWINE involved in Swine Shows, Fairs, Auctions, Interstate Commerce –USE An Official USDA 840 Tag
840 tags comply with the requirements of the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) framework for both visual and electronic identification. These tags are recognized in a standardized information system between federal, state and industry officials. 840 tags are designed to help provide information on animal traceability. Both “840 Visual Tags” and “840 RFID Tags” are acceptable for NSR and NJSA swine shows. Since these tags are specific to a Premises ID, they must be obtained by the owner of the premises.
Examples of 840 Swine Tags: (click photo for link to buy item)
PURCHASE 840 EID SWINE EAR TAGS
USDA Swine Premises Identification Number (PIN) Ear Tags:
PIN tags shown below are intended for breeding stock that will go to the slaughter house.
Beginning January 1, 2015, most major U.S. packers and processors will require a USDA approved, official premises identification number (PIN) swine tag as a condition of sale for breeding stock.
For more information on PIN tags see the following information at Pork.org:
Examples of PIN swine Tags: (click photo for link to buy item)
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