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Welcome to the WLIC

We're glad you've stopped in to learn more information about livestock premises registration and the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC). The WLIC is registering premises as the authorized agent of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, the Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). WLIC is a multi-species effort led by Wisconsin's livestock and industry organizations. Contact WLIC at 1-888-808-1910.

Feel free to browse this website and learn more about premises registration, ID tag information and the various tools available to producers to improve herd management. If you would like to receive information about WLIC via e-mail on a regular basis, then join our e-mail list by providing your e-mail address in the box to the right side of this page.

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2013 Online Premises Application and Renewal Form

If you are unfamiliar with online registration and premises renewal and prefer to fill in a form instead:

For first time premises registration fill in this Electronic Premises Application Form with your information and e-mail to WLIC by clicking on the "Submit Form" button in the top right corner.

To renew your premises information, just fill in this 2013 Electronic Renewal Document. Make sure to place your Account number and Premises ID number in the box in the top right corner of the form. Then fill in your name, mailing address, contact information and species that you wish to update on your premises information. After you have filled in the form, e-mail it to WLIC by clicking on the "Submit Form" button in the top right corner. For any other questions, or changes please e-mail

WLIC Accomplishments

  • > Premises Registered
  • >59,000 Active Premises
  • 117% of premises registered compared to USDA NASS statistics
  • ~ 2 Million Animal ID tags recorded
  • ~ 1.2 Million RFID tags recorded
  • ~ 300,000 RFID tags provided via incentive program to producers and veterinarians
  • ~ 2.4 Million tag or movement records recorded
  • ~ tags traceable back to the Farm of Origin
  • ~ 82,363 tags traceable from Farm to Processor
  • 28 County Fairs and State Fair used RFID tags for meat animal sales in 2012

RFID Tags Offer Herd Management opportunities for Livestock Producers

For 4 years the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium was able to provide free RFID tags to livestock producers, unfortunately this program has come to an end at this time. Since the start of the program over 225,000 tags were provided to farms across Wisconsin. Many producers have found value in using these tags for herd management purposes. If you are interested in AIN RFID tags and want to learn more about how to incorporate on your farm please download the Incorporating RFID on your Farm resource sheet. This resource sheet contains different tips as far as items you need to consider before you start buying any equipment or software. If you have further questions, feel free to call WLIC at 888-808-1910. You can also read about several farms that have incorporated RFID by going to the Information RFID Resources page on this website.


Vision Statement

The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) will implement an animal identification and information system following nationally established standards. This will support the protection of animal health by fostering cooperation and understanding.