They offer livestock keepers a way of easily identifying individual or groups of animals in addition to mandatory Official tags required by law. Identification for management purposes by age, size, sex, breed, sire/dam origin, flock/herd/location origin etc. assists livestock keepers. They can assist in monitoring weight gain using readers and digital weigh scales if an EID option is used, when Official Visual tag sets have been used in cattle instead. Sheep tags are either one EID Slaughter tag or a Breeding Set with one being EID. They can also be an additional Unofficial Tissue Sampling Tag (TST) used to detect diseases such as BVD in cattle or used to extract genetics for traceability for supply chain and pedigree flock or herd requirements.
Yes you can, we have a huge range of print and colour options alongside Official information that is Mandatory and many livestock keepers find this cost effective and avoiding the need for additional tagging of animals.
In certain circumstances yes such as EID tags in sheep which have to be yellow (exc. Scotland). As is a single slaughter tag too. When using Breeding Sets, again the EID tag is yellow but the match-up Visual tag can be a range of colour options. Cattle Official Secondary tags do not have to be yellow and be a different colour from the wide range we offer.
Yes you can, if a number sequence of 1,2, 3 etc. is required, this can be preprinted, tags can be part printed with a space for additional information to be added. You can also opt for a totally blank tag for you to hand write information on.
This is simply an additional management tag added after an animal has already got two Official tags and can have numbers, text and colours. They can be extra-large with large print so easily read in a field or handling pen, a different colour, or even simply be a small Button tag.
Both, EID management tags allow two Official Visual tags to be used alongside EID for easier identification with EID panel or stick readers capturing the unique animal identification number contained in the EID tag.
No, they can be a wide range of colours from our comprehensive range. However, some colours are ‘reserved’ such as EID sheep tags needing to be yellow (exc. Scotland) or red signifying a Replacement tag.