USDA 840 Tags

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This page lists a number of the current tags approved for the Animal Disease Traceablity program (ADT - formerly NAIS) which is the system originally started in response to the first Mad Cow or BSE case discovery here in the United States at the end of 2003. (Scroll about halfway down page to view tags.)

Sagebrush Tags is an authorized tag manager/reseller for the '840' series tags from Allflex, Y-TEX, Temple Tag/Z Tags and Destron Fearing which are approved for use with the USDA/ADT Animal Disease Traceability program. These tags bear the Official Ear tag Shield and manufacturer's name along with the 15-digit identification number beginning with 840. They can also be used with other certification programs. These devices are not to be removed from the animal once they have been applied.

In order to purchase the 840 tags you MUST have a Premise ID number (PIN) or Location ID Number (LID) registered through your state Dept. of Agriculture or tribe. Orders for the 840 tags will be shipped to the address of the premise registration unless special arrangements are made. There will be a 'Special Instructions" box on the order form for you to enter your premise ID number.



ADT/Official ID Rule


Effective March 11, 2013 USDA is changing the individual identification requirements for cattle and bison moving interstate. Official identification includes: orange brucellosis vaccination tags, USDA silver tags and 840 RFID and 840 Visual Tags. Registered breed association tattoos or tags, and brands registered with the state brand board may be used if accepted by both the state of origin and the state of destination.


For cattle, the following animals must be identified with Official ID ear tags:

  • All sexually intact cattle and bison at 18 months of age
  • All female dairy cattle of any age
  • All dairy males (intact or castrated) born after March 11, 2013
  • Cattle and bison of any age used for exhibitioin, rodeo, shows and recreational events
***Feeder cattle of beef breeds less than 18 months of age are not included in this requirement. 


There are now a variety of devices which have been approved for the ADT including RFID button tags; matched sets which include an RFID button tag and a visual tag set with matching 15-digit numbers; All in one tags which combine the RFID device with a panel tag; or USDA 840 visual tags which are panel tags with a 15-digit number printed on them.
These tags will also meet COOL requirements.

If you wish to use these devices to help with marketing your animals then you may want to enroll with a third party verifier or PVP program such as Certified Angus Beef, AgInfoLink or South Dakota Certified Beef.

Approved devices for horses (equine), alpaca/llama are a microchip transponder such as the Destron Life Chip which is inserted under the skin of the animal - usually in the neck on horses or at the base of the poll on llama/alpaca. 

More information about approved devices and revised rules can be found at the following links -



Sagebrush Tags is an authorized reseller for the USDA 840 tags. We can supply tags for many of your needs including most state 4-H programs, Beef Congress, World Dairy Expo, NJSA, NSR, Indiana ID program, Michigan ID program and many more.

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Allflex All in One USDA 840 FDX EID tagsAllflex All in One USDA 840 FDX EID tagsAllflex All in One USDA 840 FDX EID tags. Blank or numbered.
Allflex All in One USDA 840 HDX EID tagsAllflex All in One USDA 840 HDX EID tagsAllflex All in One USDA 840 HDX EID tags. Blank or numbered.
Allflex USDA 840 FDX EID Button TagsAllflex USDA 840 FDX EID Button TagsAllflex USDA 840 FDX EID button tags. Bovine or Lightweight.
Allflex USDA 840 HDX EID Button TagsAllflex USDA 840 HDX EID Button TagsAllflex USDA 840 EID HDX High Performance button tags for Cattle.
Allflex USDA 840 Visual Junior TagsAllflex USDA 840 Visual Junior TagsAllflex USDA 840 Junior Tags for use on Show Swine and other types of livestock.
Allflex USDA 840 Visual Small (round) Female w/Small maleAllflex USDA 840 Visual Small (round) Female w/Small maleAllflex USDA 840 Visual 840 Small tags - for use on swine, deer and other animals.
Allflex Visual USDA 840 Swine TagsAllflex Visual USDA 840 Swine TagsAllflex Visual USDA 840 Swine tags - Integra Hog Male w/Tamperproof Small Female.
Allflex Visual USDA 840 Tags w/Male ButtonsAllflex Visual USDA 840 Tags w/Male ButtonsAllflex Visual USDA 840 Tags w/Male Buttons. Blank or numbered.
ComfortEar FDX EID Tag - Standard or 840ComfortEar FDX EID Tag - Standard or 840Comfort Ear FDX EID Tag available in Standard or USDA 840's. Yellow.
ComfortEar HDX EID Tag - Standard or 840ComfortEar HDX EID Tag - Standard or 840ComfortEar HDX EID tags. White, tamper-evident. Choice of Standard or USDA 840.
Destron Fearing USDA 840 eTag FDXDestron Fearing USDA 840 eTag FDXDestron Fearing USDA 840 FDX e.Tags. Official Identification Tags.
LIFE CHIP w/Bio-Thermo (USDA 840 - quantity options)LIFE CHIP w/Bio-Thermo (USDA 840 - quantity options)Life Chip w/Bio-Thermo Technology - capture temperature readings.
LIFECHIP (USDA 840 - quantity options)LIFECHIP (USDA 840 - quantity options)Destron USDA 840 Life Chip microchip.
Temple USDA 840 Visual ID TagsTemple USDA 840 Visual ID TagsTemple USDA 840 Visual ID Tags
Y-TEX USDA 840 FDX RFID Button TagsY-TEX USDA 840 FDX RFID Button TagsY-TEX USDA 840 FDX tags, Yellow.

Y-TEX USDA 840 HDX RFID Tags - 20 CountY-TEX USDA 840 HDX RFID Tags - 20 CountY-TEX USDA 840 HDX RFID Tags - White tags - 20 per package
Y-TEX USDA 840 Visual Identification Tags (Official ID)Y-TEX USDA 840 Visual Identification Tags (Official ID)Y-TEX USDA 840 Visual Identification Tag - USDA Official Identification tags. 


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