16 January 1998

Check double tag numbers match

PRODUCERS waiting on delivery of primary tags for MAFFs double tagging scheme must ensure calves are tagged with numbers that match those on order when calves are to be sold.

John Waine of Mid West Calves warns that matching primary tags must follow on to the animals buyer and be inserted into those animals. When this does not happen, it will cause difficulties later as these animals will not be saleable without double tags.