Frequently asked questions

Q. Who, specifically, is AngusSource® designed for?
A. It was developed for commercial cattlemen, designed to help add value and assist with the marketing of their feeder calves and replacement females. AngusSource is a USDA Process Verified Program (PVP).

Q. Does AngusSource help seedstock producers?
A. Seedstock producers can become more involved with their customers’ marketing program by providing enrollment assistance or tag reimbursement for purchasing Registered Angus sires from their program.

Q. What is the cost of the AngusSource® program?
A. There is a $50 fee per enrollment group and a $15 shipping fee. Tag costs are $1.25/visual tag, $2.25/RFID and $3.25/ChoiceSet (includes a visual and an RFID tag for one calf).

Q. Can I purchase extra tags?
A. No, you are not purchasing tags- you are enrolling cattle. One tag is issued for each animal enrolled in the program.

Q. Can I enroll online in the AngusSource® program?
A. No, the enrollment occurs over the phone once an enrollment form and the required records have been submitted.

Q. Do all of my calves need to be out of registered Angus bulls?
A. Yes, calves must be sired by a registered Angus bull. American Angus Association registration numbers are required on the natural service or AI sires.

Q. Do my calves need to be individually matched to their sire and/or dam or have individual birth dates?
A. No, you are enrolling a group of calves that have been born on your operation within a known calving window and are sired by one or more registered Angus sires. Individual birth dates are required if the bulls run year round.

Q.Can I enroll my Fall and Spring born calves together?
A.The oldest calf in the group cannot be more than 6 months older than the last calf born.

Q. Can I order tags before the calves are born?
A. No, calves must have a known, documented age group based on the first calf born. You can complete the training process prior to the first calf being born.

Q. Do I need to submit my calving records?
A. Yes, a copy of the ORIGINAL record showing the first calf born is required.

Q. How soon will I receive my tags?
A. Destron Fearing has a standard 3-5 business day processing time for tag orders. Shipping to your location takes at maximum 7 business days. Overnight shipping is availabe at an additional fee.

Q. Do I have to complete training for every enrollment?
A. Yes, training is required for each enrollment.