Approved USDA Cattle Ear Tags: 840 Tags

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April 28, 2010

Approved USDA Cattle Ear Tags: Official 840 Tags.

As of September 2009 this is the official list of Visual and RFID Cattle ear tags, also known as AIN (Animal Identification Number) tags, all approved USDA cattle ear tags.

These are official 840 tags. Any tag that is not an official 840 tag is not an approved cattle ear tag.

840 is a reference to the country of origin of the tagged animal, in this case 840 is the official number for United States, as 124 is official number for Canada, 826 for Great Britain, and so on.

Every country has an official number for the tag, which must be a 15 digit animal id number, and beginning with the 3 digit country code. 840.123456789100

The USDA AIN tags are for one-time use only, and are tamper evident. All tags are designed with the 15 digit AIN number and beginning with the country code of 840. The tags also have the US shield logo, and text “UNLAWFUL TO REMOVE”.

The official 840 USDA Approved Cattle tags come in three main forms.



Visual Tag: Basic visual cattle ear tag with the AIN number.

RFID Tag: Cattle RFID ear tag with the AIN number on the transponder, which is read by an RFID reader.

Visual and RFID Tag: Both the visual and RFID cattle ear tag are the same number.

There are also injectable transponders which are geared more to Equine, which also must have the AIN on the transponder.

As in Canada, you must have a Premises Identification Number (PIN) in order to purchase the official 840 cattle ear tags. All AIN tags are associated with the premises identification number.

Below are the approved USDA Cattle Ear tags, which are official 840 tags.


Allflex 840 Visual Tags:

Tag Name Tag Type Picture Species

Allflex Ultra Maxi

Visual Ear Tag
Allflex Maxi
Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk

Allflex Ultra Large

Visual Ear Tag
Allflex-Ultra-Large
Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk

Allflex Ultra Junior

Visual Ear Tag
Allflex-Ultra-Junior
Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk

 


Allflex 840 RFID Tags: ISO 11784/85 Compliant.

Tag Name Tag Type Picture Species

FDX Ultra EID Tag

Button Ear Tag FDX
Allflex-FDX-Ultra-EID-Tag
Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk

HDX High Performance Ultra EID Tag

Button Ear Tag
HDX
Allflex-HDX-Ultra-High-Performance-EID-Tag
Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk

Lightweight EID Tag

Button Ear Tag FDX
Allflex-FDX-Ultra-EID-Tag
Sheep/Goats, Pigs, Deer/Elk

FDX Plus Ultra EID Tag

Button Ear Tag FDX
Allflex-FDX-Ultra-EID-Tag
Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk

All-in-One, FDX Plus EID Tag

RFID Visual Tag
FDX
Allflex-FDX-Plus-All-in-One-Tag
Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk

All-in-One, HDX High Performance EID Tag

RFID Visual Tag
HDX
Allflex-HDX-All-in-One-Tag
Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk

Allflex Global-Ident Microchip

Injectable Transponder
Allflex-Global-Ident-Microchip
Equine, Alpaca/Llama


AVID Identification 840 RFID Tag: Injectable Transponder ISO 11874/85



EZID Transponder Implant

Injectable Transponder
EZID-Transponder-Implant
Equine, Alpaca/Llama


Destron 840 Visual Tags:


Medium Visual Tamper Evident Tag

Visual Ear Tag
Destron-Medium-Visual-Tamper-Evident-Tag
Cattle

Large Visual Tamper Evident Tag

Visual Ear Tag
Destron-Large-Visual-Tamper-Evident-Tag
Cattle

Extra Large Visual Tamper Evident Tag

Visual Ear Tag
Destron-Extra-Large-Visual-Tamper-Evident-Tag
Cattle


Destron 840 RFID Tags: ISO 11784/85 Compliant.


Destron e.Tag

Button Ear Tag
FDX
Destron-e.Tag
Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk

Destron Combo e.Tag

RFID Visual Tag
FDX
Destron-Combo-e.Tag
Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk

Sheep/Goat Tag

Button Ear Tag
FDX
Destron-Sheep-Goat-Tag
Sheep/Goats, Deer/Elk

Equine LifeChip

Injectable Transponder
FDX
Destron-Equine-Lifechip
Equine, Alpaca/Llama

Equine Bio-thermo LifeChip

Injectable Transponder
FDX
Destron-Bio-Thermo-LifeChip
Equine, Alpaca/Llama

g.Tag

Button Ear Tag
FDX
Destron-g.Tag
Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk


All Other 840 Visual Tags:

ReyVis XL 
ReyFlex
Visual Ear Tag No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
Herdsman Small
Temple Tag
Visual Ear Tag No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
Herdsman Medium
Temple Tag
Visual Ear Tag No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
Herdsman Large
Temple Tag
Visual Ear Tag No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
All American 1 Star
Y-Tex Corp.
Visual Ear Tag No Picture Cattle, Bison, Sheep/Goat, Deer/Elk
All American 2 Star
Y-Tex Corp.
Visual Ear Tag No Picture Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk
All American 3 Star
Y-Tex Corp.
Visual Ear Tag No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
All American 4 Star
Y-Tex Corp.
Visual Ear Tag No Picture Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk


All Other 840 RFID Tags: ISO 11874/85 Compliant.

g.Tag/Tri-Merit
Global Animal Management
Button Ear Tag
FDX
No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
ReyRID Tag
ReyFlex
Button Ear Tag
FDX
No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
Leadertronic HDX
Leader Products
Button Ear Tag
HDX
No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
Write TAG
Stockbrands Co.
Button Ear Tag
FDX
No Picture Cattle, Bison, Deer/Elk
Temple EID Tag
Temple Tag
Button Ear Tag
FDX
No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk
Y-Tex RFID Tag
Y-Tex Corp.
Button Ear Tag
FDX
No Picture Cattle, Bison, Pigs, Deer/Elk


All Cattle ear tags and injectable transponders are approved for the following species of livestock. Cattle, Bison, Equine, Pigs, Alpaca, Llama, Sheep, and Goats, as well as Wildlife animals Deer, and Elk.



Please click on the following for a listing of the Approved Canadian Cattle Ear Tags.



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1 comments:

Anonymous,  September 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM  

Great article, and all the different manufactures are listed for visual and 840 RFID tags.

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