This form can be used to: register your sheep flock and/or goat herd, order official metal serial tags, request a Minnesota-issued tattoo, or request a flock ID.

Fields marked with a * are required.

NOTICE: Due to the federal government shutdown, USDA is not able to process orders for metal serial ear tags for sheep and goats. Please visit the USDA’s Sheep and Goat Identification website for a complete description of vendors and identification options available for purchase.


Is this a First-Time Order or a Reorder?

The USDA has discontinued distribution of all plastic ear tags, flock/herd ID tags, and plastic and metal ear tag applicators until further notice.

Please follow this link to find information on purchasing plastic tags, flock/herd ID tags, and tag applicators.


Farm Information (Location of Animals)


Mailing Information


What type of animals are on your premises?


Metal Serial Ear Tag or State Issued Tattoo Request

The USDA has discontinued distribution of all plastic ear tags, flock/herd ID tags, and plastic and metal ear tag applicators until further notice.

Please follow this link to find information on purchasing plastic tags, flock/herd ID tags, and tag applicators.

Sheep and goat owners may order 100 metal serial tags every two years.

Market veterinarians and market managers can order additional free metal serial tags by requesting a quantity in the comments section below.

Please allow 4 - 5 weeks for delivery.

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