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Frequently asked questions

Q. Can I call and schedule an audit before I fill out an enrollment form and go through training on the phone with an AngusSource program administrator?
A. No, the enrollment process for AngusSource consists of filling out the ENR 200/300 and submitting copies of your calving records. An AngusSource Program Administrator will go through a phone training to determine if you qualify for our age and source verification. If you choose to enroll in additional programs you will need to send in documentation relating to the PVP claim you plan to enroll in before an auditor will be assigned to do your onsite review.

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. AngusSource is a USDA Process Verified Program (PVP) that verified age and source, Non-Hormone Treated Cattle, AngusSource Never Ever 3, AngusSource Cattle Care and Handling and AngusSource Calf Management.

Q. What is the cost of the AngusSource® programs?
A.

AngusSource (age and source)
Enrollment Fee* $80.00
EID Tag $3.50
Volume Pricing - EID Tags
<100 $3.50
100 - 249 $3.40
250 - 499 $3.25
500+ $3.00

NHTC
Initial Enrollment Fee $850.00
Re-Enrollment Fee $750.00

AngusSource NE3
Added to NHTC $250.00

AngusSource Cattle Care & Handling
Initial Enrollment Fee $850.00
Added to NHTC/NE3 $250.00

AngusSource Calf Management
Initial Enrollment Fee $850.00
Added to NHTC/NE3 $250.00

*$80 waived for American Angus Association members.
** If enrolling less than 50 head, the cost will be at minimum $175.00.

Q. Can I still get an AngusSource dangle tag or a matched pair set?
A. No, when we added the additional verifications we changed to only an AngusSource RFID tag as being the official program tag.

Q. Can I use RFID tags from another company or purchase RFID tags from the feed store?
A. No, AngusSource program tags will be the only acceptable tag for the AngusSource PVP program.

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.

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 age and source program.

Q. Can I enroll online in the AngusSource® program?
A. No, the enrollment occurs over the phone and for some programs after an onsite review. Producer must submit an enrollment form and the required records to get started.

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 sires. Individual birth dates are required if the bulls run year round.

Q. Can I enroll my Fall and Spring born calves together?
A. No, 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 group age based on the first calf born. You can complete the training process for age and source verification 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 available at an additional fee.

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