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Animal ID & Movement

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Animal ID & Movement

In Michigan, regulations for transporting animals depends on species. There may be different regulations for importing animals into Michigan from another state, displaying or exhibiting and animal, moving an animal from one place to another inside Michigan, moving and animal to a state outside Michigan, or exporting the animal internationally. Choose from the list of animal types at the right to see the regulations for that species.

Animal ID

When purchasing official animal ID, you must have the premises identification number (PIN) where the animals are housed. To register your premises or to request your existing PIN, call MDARD's Atlanta Field Office at 888-565-8626.

What is a PIN?

840 Microchips for Alpacas and Other Camelids

Swine ID for Exhibition

Where to Buy 840 RFID Tags

Before purchasing official 840 RFID tags, please check with the seller to make sure the tags selected are approved for use in the intended animal species.

Please also note that matched 840 tags or other custom orders will result in longer delays due to their production complexity. In addition, producers using RFID with dairy herd management software should make certain to order half duplex (HDX) low frequency (LF) RFID tags and not full duplex (FDX) LF RFID tags or ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID tags.

Finally, when applying tags to animals, be sure to use a tagger appropriate for the type of tag being used.

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