A sign encouraging sheep and goat producers to follow scrapie compliance requirements by ordering free U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) tags is now available in Spanish.
The sign prominently displays 1-866-USDA-TAG, the toll-free number to call and order free official USDA tags and applicators. The sign also notes that official identification of most sheep and goats in commerce is required.
Proper tagging is vital to the success of the National Scrapie Eradication Program; it is hoped that this sign will help producers comply with the animal identification requirements of the scrapie program.
The 18-x-12-inch sign is printed on laminated, weather resistant stock, so it is ideal for sale barns, terminal markets, exhibition halls and other facilities where sheep and goat producers might bring their livestock, as well as veterinary and extension offices and clinics.
The sign is available at www.eradicatescrapie.org.