MCA Vaccination Stamp Program

Cattlemen across the state have the opportunity to sell their cattle with the MCA Vaccination Stamp, acknowledging that their cattle have met MCA’s "Silver Vac" or "Gold Vac 45" vaccination and preconditioning program.  

Basic Requirements

 MCA Gold Vac 45

MCA Silver Vac

1. Initial vaccination:  Modified live or killed virus IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV Pasturella, Clostridia and Haemophlis Somnus

 Modified live virus IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV Pasturella, Clostridia and Haemophlis Somnus and de-wormed 14-28 days prior to shipment.

2. Second Vaccination:  Fully Modified-live boosters 3-4 weeks after initial dose and no less than 14 days prior to shipment.

 

3. Calves must be weaned a minimum of 45 days prior to shipment.  Steers to be properly castrated and cattle are to have been de-wormed with an injectable or pour on product.

 

 Click HERE for Example Vaccine Combinations

To Participate:

1) Download the Vaccination Stamp Form

2) Complete the form and return it to the MCA office.

3) MCA will review the form to determine that it is complete, that the producer is an MCA member, and that the cattle are Silver Vac or Gold Vac 45 eligible. 

4) The form will then receive the appropriate MCA STAMP and a copy will be sent back to the producer and to the sale barn of destination.

On sale day, make sure your auctioneer announces groups of cattle that have received the MCA STAMP.  To help buyers recognize the MCA health protocol, we have provided each sale barn with a rubber stamp of the MCA logo.  The sale barn can use the logo on their sale catalog to indicate the groups of cattle that have received the MCA STAMP.

Goals of the Vaccination Stamp Program

  • Establish a standard health protocol for Michigan feeder cattle
  • Maximize the performance and confidence in Michigan feeder cattle
  • Help producers capture value for providing feeder cattle that are healthy and preconditioned

If you have questions or comments, please contact the MCA office at (517) 347-8117 or any of the following committee members.

 Kevin Wernette                       Kevin Gould       
 (989) 506-6356   
    (616) 527-5357