Cattle producers can join pilot program

Cattle producers can join pilot program

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Hoosier cattle producers may participate in a pilot program to put new tagging technology to work in their herds.

Under Indiana’s 840 Tag Pilot Program, Hoosier dairy and beef producers may request the 840 radio frequency identification tags at no charge for their breeding cattle, The yellow, button-style tags are available as long as supplies last.

“Our pilot program is designed to place these tags in the field, in real-life situations, where we can see, over time, how well they maintain their integrity and how producers incorporate them into their operations,” said Board of Animal Health veterinarian Bruce Lamb.

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