Gradiated Sheep
Eradicate Scrapie!
Gradiated Goats

Your Participation is Needed Now, More Than Ever —
To Reach the Goal of Eradicating
Scrapie from the U.S.

To Receive Official Sheep and Goat Ear Tags for Interstate Movement

Call 1-866-USDA-TAG (1-866-873-2824) to be connected to your local Veterinary Services Office or State Office and request that a premises identification number and Flock ID be assigned to your flock.  If you want to use USDA ear tags that are provided free to producers, request the number of tags that you will need for a one year period.  If you would prefer to purchase a different kind of ear tag contact one of the approved tag companies click on link below to purchase the ear tags.  Approved ear tag companies offer a wider range of colors and styles. Regular program tags are available to all producers. SFCP tags may only be used in flocks participating in the Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program.

Officially Approved Tag Companies

The List of approved tag companies is available HERE.


National Scrapie Education Initiative
National Institute for Animal Agriculture
13570 Meadowgrass Drive, Suite 201 • Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: 719-538-8843 • Fax: 719-538-8847