How Soon to Tag Calves?

Chickadee

Farm Hand
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We all know how important it is to tag our cows for identification purposes. But how soon do you tag your calves after they're born? I was just curious since it is now calf season.
 

greg

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It is safe to tag them within 20 days of birth, or at least before they leave the holding if this occurs before day 20. I had no idea that registration is supposed to take place within seven days of tagging; what happens if you don't observe these timelines?
 

Nathaniel

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It's required to tag baby calves by the time they are 20 days old. We tag our calves a week after they are born. After they're tagged, you only have seven days to register them, which can be somewhat stressful if you have a lot of calves.
 

LouNY

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We like to tag calves the day they are dropped.It is a lot easier to catch and hold on to them at that time.
As far as being required by 20 days I have to ask which association is requiring that and the seven days to register them.
 
 
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