Friday, March 19, 2010

Do you have your Angus Tags yet?

It is that time of year again; spring is in the air across the country. Maple syrup is flowing in Quebec, the prairies are seeing warmer weather, calving is under way and it is snowing in Calgary. It’s time to purchase your CCIA required RFID tags for this year’s calf crop. While you could go out to your local farm supply store and pick up a bag of tags off the shelf, but why? Angus tags are available through the Canadian Angus Association. Producers in Quebec can now order Angus ATQ tags directly from ATQ. The Angus RFID tag is the only tag you need. It is quick and easy to order and any calves that are progeny of one registered Angus parent are eligible for the tags.

With last year’s launch of the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program, there are participants from British Columbia to Nova Scotia looking for Angus tagged animals. The only requirement by producers is to use the Angus tags. Every Angus tag is eligible for free age verification services by the Association staff and the tags are delivered right to your mailbox. Knowing that the weather during a Canadian spring can turn from beautiful to downright nasty on a dime why not take advantage of the convenience of direct delivery? Tags are available in bags of 25 and are shipped in numerical sequence. Green dangle tags are available in addition to the RFID tag and can be ordered as matched sets with the RFID tag or blank.

For more information or to place an order, click here.

Posted by Cheryl Hazenberg