Scrapies tags

Discussion in '4H/FFA Corner' started by FFA_Goats, May 23, 2014.

  1. FFA_Goats

    FFA_Goats New Member

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    May 10, 2014
    I live in Oregon and I have a show tomorrow. My adviser said that I can use a scrapie ear tag from the school for now but he wasn't sure if I needed one or not. I live in Oregon, and I have a Nigerian Dwarf doe. I won't be selling her. I just need to know if I need to put one in or not. If I don't have to I don't want to.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Scottyhorse

    Scottyhorse New Member

    I don't think you need a Scrapie tag for a Nigerian. Where abouts in OR are you? I live in eastern WA, and about an hour from OR :) I'm in 4-H.
     

  3. Wild Hearts Ranch

    Wild Hearts Ranch www.wildheartsranch.org

    Dec 26, 2011
    I know dairy animals don't need ear tags in WA, just tattoos if they're crossing state lines.
     
  4. FFA_Goats

    FFA_Goats New Member

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    May 10, 2014
    I live in Milwaukie, but my show is in Canby. The show rules say that sheep and goats need scrapie tags, but my adviser wasn't sure that I did.... I'm just really confused.
     
  5. Scottyhorse

    Scottyhorse New Member

    Last year I didn't have Scrapies tags for my Nigerians.
     
  6. llazykllamas

    llazykllamas Member

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Scrapie tags should come from the farm the animal was purchased from - not just anyone's. Some shows have different requirements. Best to contact the show secretary.
     
  7. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    To show she has to be identified to herd of origin. She needs a tag or tattoo either one works.
     
  8. TDG-Farms

    TDG-Farms Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State

    Jul 12, 2013
    I dont see why a goat show of any kind (other then a market stock show where the animal is sold) would have any need of having animals have scrappie tags. The tag wouldnt be logged down. It doesnt state an animal is scrappies free or even tested for that matter. It is simply a means the government can use to track an animal back to a previous location if that animal is tested and found to be positive. There simply is no logical reason why a goat show would require a scrappies tag (other then mentioned above).