Wyoming dropping green tags for official cattle ID
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Livestock Board is moving away from the use of the Wyoming green tag as official identification for cattle due to federal rules.
The Wyoming green tag program began in 2000 to provide a mechanism for cattle producers to identify sexually intact female cattle prior to change of ownership if they had lost their Brucellosis vaccination tag or other official identification.
But March 11 will be the last day that state-issued green tags may be applied to cattle or bison for use as official ID for interstate movement and disease testing.
USDA rules mandate that official ear tag identification devices applied after March 11 must be imprinted with an official shield which the green tags do not have.
Source: Associated Press