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Y-Tex identification tags approved

Y-Tex Corporation, based in Cody, Wyoming, has become the fourth approved manufacturer of animal identification number (AIN) tags for the voluntary National Animal Identification System (NAIS), under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The other manufacturers are the Digital Angel Corporation in St Paul, Minnesota, Allflex USA in Dallas, Texas, and Global Animal Management/Gissler Technologies in Plymouth, Minnesota. So far more than 1.7 million AIN tags on more than 399,200 premises have been registered under the program, APHIS says.



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