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Helping producers protect Indiana's animal agriculture industry is a top priority for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH). Premise ID will supply invaluable information resources to help BOAH continue providing service and protection to animal agriculture and the livestock industry. By using Premise ID in an emergency, animal health officials will have access to the information they need to communicate rapidly with producers. Having the physical locations of key species readily available can speed response efforts and contain a disease more quickly. That's why all sites in Indiana associated with the sale, purchase or exhibition of livestock must have a registered premise ID number. Exhibitors applying for a Prem ID must allow at least 10 business days for processing. Ultimately, implementing premise and animal ID and collecting timely animal movement data will allow for 48-hour traceback of livestock, more rapid disease response and more accurate communication in an emergency. For additional questions about Indiana's premise ID program contact BOAH at animalID@boah.in.gov or (317) 544-2381.
One Tag. One System. One Future.
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is NOT CURRENTLY offering free 840 electronic identification (EID) tags to Hoosier cattle producers. Response to the pilot program has been strong, and free tags were available while supplies lasted. Grant monies that allowed the purchase of tags for distribution at no cost have been depleted. Producers may still order tags, at their own expense. More information is available on the RFID Tag webpage.