Animal Disease Traceability (ADT)

ADT Information

Cattle Traceability & Tagging

Acceptable Forms of Official Identification

A message to Agri-Life extension agents, veterinarians, and other interested parties
The TAHC is seeking to develop partnerships with interested parties to help distribute free tags. While producers may apply the tags themselves, extension agents and veterinarians will have the opportunity to provide tagging services to their clients.
If you are interested in distributing tags, please contact the TAHC Animal Disease Traceability Team at animal_id@tahc.texas.gov, 1-800-550-8242 ext. 733, or your local TAHC Regional office. Your business name and contact information can be added to a searchable list of tag providers posted on the TAHC homepage.

Tag Allocation Partners

Relevant ADT News Releases

Date Title
April 2014 Radio Interview: Russell Iselt interviews with the Farm Bureau News & Views segment and talks about Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) updates.
March 2014 Radio Interview: Dr. Andy Schwartz interviews with the Farm Bureau News & Views segment and talks about recently adopted cattle rules (following the Jan. 14 commission meeting) for the Animal Disease Traceability, Trichomoniasis and Fever Tick Programs.
January 2014 TAHC Adopts Cattle Rules for Animal Disease Traceability, Trichomoniasis and Fever Tick Programs

Changes to National Animal Identification Framework

If you have any questions about premises registration or need assistance, please contact the TAHC Premises & Animal Identification Help Desk at
1-800-550-8242, extension 733 or TXPRS@tahc.texas.gov.

For more information about animal disease traceability, please see the USDA Animal Disease Traceability Page.