Livestock Tags Numbering System

Many livestock producers use specific numbering techniques to help provide more information when viewing an animal's tag.

Some folks will use the mother's number as the offspring's number, along with a unique year letter designation.

Year Letter Designations *
International letters are designated for each year of birth. This option is easy to use in conjunction with numbers. For example, Z001 and Z002 might be used to indicate the first and second calf born in the year 2012

2013 = A 2027 = R
2014 = B 2028 = S
2015 = C 2029 = T
2016 = D 2030 = U
2017 = E 2031 = W
2018 = F 2032 = X
2019 = G 2033 = Y
2020 = H 2034 = Z
2021 = J 2035 = A
2022 = K 2036 = B
2023 = L 2037 = C
2024 = M 2038 = D
2025 = N 2039 = E
2026 = P 2040 = F

The Letters I, O, Q and V are not used.