7X Ear Tags
Large readable cattle tags. Differ from many US cattle tags because the male is not a button. The tag is a double-panel so it is readable front or back. Tamper-evident.
Customize your tags! We can customize your tags with consecutive numbers or farm/ranch name. Usually shipped within 2 business days.
How to order: See Customization information below. When ordering blank tags, type "Blank" in the Customization Instructions box on the shopping cart page.
Scrapie approved in all colors except blue.
- 2-1/8" x 2-1/2" (male) and 2-1/8" x 3" (female)
- 20 per package.
- Tag colors in order of visibility and contrast of the printed numbers: Yellow, Salmon, White, Orange, Green, Blue and Red.
- Can be custom imprinted: 1) Consecutive numbers or farm/ranch name. 2) Up to 3 lines of 15 characters per male/female side.
- Can also handwrite on them with Marking Pens.
- Scrapie Approved.
Follow the steps above to customize your tags online. (Note: While we now show a preview of your customized tags, please be aware that final imprinting may vary.)
Need a different customization option? You can provide special instructions during checkout. Or call us at 800-282-6631 to place your order.
How to Use
Use the X Tag applicator to install the tags:
- The male and female tags will come to you slightly connected. You will need to tear them apart.
- Place the flag of the female tag under the metal spring finger. The printed side of the female tag will be against the jaw of the applicator. Slide the male tag over the metal pin. NOTE: Be sure to push it all the way onto the pin. The printed side of the male tag will be against the other jaw of the applicator.
- Make sure the tag is correctly placed. Slowly squeeze the handles together to be sure the male pin aligns with the female opening (be careful to not put the tag together yet).
- Place the ear between the jaws of the applicator. While gripping the ear, quickly and firmly squeeze the handles together until the male tag is inserted through the ear and into the female tag.
Note: We will print both sides (male and female) unless otherwise specified.
Inserting Tags In Cold Weather
Plastic tags (all brands) are much easier to install if they are warm. Why? As the temperature drops below freezing plastic becomes less flexible (more stiff) and forcing the male point of a tag through the female takes many more lbs. of pressure (because the female must expand).
So if you care about your hands it’s a good idea to keep the tags above freezing in very cold weather. It takes very little to do this. One method is to simply store them while tagging in a small bucket, cardboard box or tool box with a lid alongside a sealed pop bottle full of warm water. The warm water will keep both the air and the tags warmer in the container.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Exactly what I ordered.I had bought them before several years ago and those tags are still in place on grown cattle. I ordered more for newly purchased cattle and new calves. Bought yellow, blue and red. Can read numbers and letters on yellow the best but with numbers on front and back of the tags this makes reading easy no matter what color & direction you are looking from. Received my order quickly and was exactly what I ordered. Great product for the money. I would recommend them and have recommended them to family.
Erlene L from Iowa
Excellent quality tags.
From birth to sale these tags hang in there.
Number stays clear and readable throughout.
Bonnie L from Wisconsin
Been using these tags for years and love them. I use them as name tags on the collars of my goats. I write their name on with the Allflex Tag Pen and it never wears off. I get 2 name tags out of each tag, attach them with split key rings or small zip ties. Because the goats chew on them, I'd prefer a little harder plastic, but most tags outlive the goats.
Bryce F from MN
These are great tags large enough to see at a distance and have had great luck with not losing tags. They are the perfect size to put in mature ewes or at weaning for replacement ewes and rams. Would like to see more color options though.
Larry B from Minnesota
The tags are big enough to read the numbers from a distance in the pasture, whether using the preprinted ones or using an Alflex marker on the blank tags.