Attention Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Swine Exhibitors New RFID ear tag requirement to enter NY fairs in 2019
NEW for cattle and Swine – All cattle and swine must be identified by an official USDA radio frequency identification (RFID) eartag, commonly referred to as an “840 RFID tag” or an equivalent official RFID tag if the animal was tagged in another country. Cattle and swine which are already identified by 840 visual eartags will be exempt from the 840 RFID tag requirement.
ONLY beef cattle, dairy cattle, and swine with the RFID ‘840’ tag (pictured above) or the 840 visual eartags (pictured above) will be able to be exhibited at NY fairs in 2019
Link to the 2019 Animal Health Requirements for Admission to NYS and County Fairs https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/Fair_Health_Requirements.pdf
Link to the 2019 interstate animal health requirements https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/Interstate_Health_Requirements.pdf