Permanent identification of goats is by tattooing or microchipping.
Tattoo letters are applied to the goat's right ear (member's own allocated herd letters) and left ear (year letter plus goat's number in the herd). The year letter is chosen annually and announced in the first magazine of the year.
Microchips are inserted in the web of the tail, into the peak of the web at a point approximately in line with the goat's anus.
Refer to Rules and Regulations for more details.