Meat Animal ID

2019 Meat Animal Pre-ID

Market Goat, Sheep and Swine ID Procedures for 2019
Due in online by 4:30 pm on May 15, 2019.

Market goats, lambs and swine need to be identified by using the online id form.

You must fill out the form for each animal id’d individually.

If you encounter problems or need help with the id form contact the Extension Office.

The on-line process will collect the same information as in the past, and this year you will also upload the three photos right on the form rather than e-mail them to eliminate a step.  When you submit the form it will show you your responses and you can save a PDF of each animal’s id information. If you see an error, contact the Extension Office for corrections.

The three photos will be:

  1. a profile shot of the left side of the animal
  2. a profile shot of the right side of the animal.
  3. a close photo of the Monroe County Fair tag or State Fair tag, in the animals ear, so that it can be read;

Here are some examples of acceptable pictures. 

Left Profile

The left profile of the animal

Right Profile

The right profile of the animal

Ear Tag

A close-up, properly placed, readable ear tag

A few tips on taking a successful identification photo:

  1.  Turning the flash off may reduce glare in the picture when doing a close up of the tag and ear
  2. It may be better to take photos outdoors if possible
  3. Try to photograph  the animal in a natural pose if possible when taking the profile shots
  4. The profile photos can be in the pasture or lot when the animal is standing still

We will review all ID information and pictures and send you an e-mail if a picture needs to be re-submitted.

The following is the link to the on line self id form.

Check with your FFA advisor, your 4-H club leader or the Extension Office for ear tags.

Use good bio-security when purchasing tags. Please do not wear clothes you have worn to the barn where the animals are kept to the place where you purchase your tags. It is also recommended that you purchase a tagger for your family’s animals. They are available at most Ag stores or online. The Monroe County tags are Du-Flex brand so make sure the tagger you get is compatible. If getting your own tagger is not possible and you borrow one make sure to disinfect, and completely dry it before taking it to the animal housing and after you have tagged your animals to prevent disease spread.  A short soak in a 10% bleach solution is all that is needed.

Contact your FFA advisor, The Extension Office or your club leader if you have questions.

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