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Iowa Green Tag Program

If you are a cattle producer in the Mediapolis, IA, and are looking for a qualified veterinarian to process your calves as part of The Green Tag Program, look no further than Mediapolis Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Wendy Thomas is certified and capable of processing your calves while adhering to the Iowa specific precondition and IVMA/ICA standards. As part of the Green Tag Program, calves should be inspected, vaccinated, and treated by a qualified veterinarian at least 3 weeks prior to shipment or sale.

What Is the Green Tag Program?

The Green Tag Program was established in Iowa in 1965 as a means to increase animal health and performance while strengthening the economic value and financial return of cattle producers. The Iowa specific precondition program calls for feeder calves to be at least 4 months old and adhere to the following:

  • Must be weaned
  • Fed a ration for 30 days
  • Must be held at their origin farm for at least 30 days
  • Meet requirements for castration and dehorning, if necessary
  • Received necessary vaccinations from a veterinarian
  • Have been treated for internal and external parasites

If these requirements are met, the veterinarian will sign the official preconditioning certificate and tag the calf in the upper part of the left ear. A green tag alone does not certify the calf has been weaned or preconditioned. Having both the tag and the certificate acknowledge that the calf went through the Iowa specific precondition by IVMA/ICA standards.

Call Our Office Today

If you are a cattle producer in Mediapolis, IA, and need vaccinations for your calves, call our office today. Our veterinarian Dr. Wendy Thomas is qualified and certified to vaccinate your calves and get them green tagged. If you have any questions in regards to the Green Tag Program, don't hesitate to call us. We are here to make sure that your calves are healthy and processed smoothly following standards.