In recent years, the USDA has made moves towards a mandatory ID system. Parts of this task have been delegated to state Animal Health Commissions/Departments to determine and enforce livestock ID requirements. Policies have been enacted to address both Interstate and Intrastate movements of livestock.
You are in a unique situation in that livestock are being transported to your fair's facility for showing, and, depending on the situation, are then moved to additional shows and locations. While some states have fairs use the same ID requirements as stock producers/raisers, there is still lots of confusion about what tags the fairs need to require of exhibiting livestock.
The Livestock Tags Store can make this process a bit easier. Whether you will be purchasing the tags and providing to the exhibitor, or want the exhibitor to purchase the tags themselves, we can find the right solution for your needs.
Want to send exhibitors a link to just the tag(s) your show requires? We would be happy to setup a special URL link for your fair to display only those tags that meet your ID requirements.
We work closely with many ID related groups, including Allflex (the leading tag manufacturing company), ShoWorks (the leading fair management software), CattleMax (the leading cattle management software - this is operated by Cattlesoft, owner of LivestockTags.com), and many others.