Official identification:

  • Permanent
  • Secure
  • Unique (assigned from a central repository)
  • Traceable


Program-approved identification:

  • Tamper-resistant ear tag
  • Flank or ear tattoo
  • Electronic identification
  • In the case of goats registered with the American Dairy Goat Association, the tattoo may be applied at the tail web.


A secondary form of identification may be maintained at the owner's discretion.