Tagging Information

Ordering Official Identification Eartags for Cattle

*Attention: A temporary USDA program to provide official electronic identification devices (EIDs) "840" tags for limited use on breeding cattle only, can currently be shipped to you at no charge. To view the specific conditions required and to be sure you qualify to receive these tags, refer to the specific agreement forms linked below. Producers may call Clemson Livestock Poultry Health (State Veterinarian’s office) at 803-726-7812 or email idinfo@clemson.edu with the number of tags needed (based on average 1 year heifers). We are unable to provide free applicators at this time.  

The following information is required before the EID "840" tags can be shipped:

Electronic identification devices (EIDs) with official “840” numbers can offer significant advantages to most operations and are encouraged. However, we are unable to provide them to you at no charge. To purchase a different kind of NUES ear tag or Animal Identification Number (AIN) device, contact one of the approved tag companies listed below or a local tag supplier to purchase the eartags or device.  These companies offer a wider range of colors, styles and devices.

AllFlex USA, Inc.
National Band and Tag Company


Temple Tags/Z Tags

Destron Fearing

Fort Supply

SC Tagging Site Agreement (.pdf) - Application and agreement for approved tagging site in South Carolina.  The person responsible for the tagging site agrees to administer the tagging of livestock at their location in accordance with the responsibilities outlined in the agreement.

SC Tagging Site Fact Sheet for Cattle - Frequently asked questions regarding the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) Rule as it applies to tagging cattle and maintaining records.

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