Q-flex® 5 Ear Tags
Largest ear tag in our Q-flex line—very easy to read. For adult sheep only.
Customize your tags! We can customize your tags with consecutive numbers or farm/ranch name. Usually shipped within 2 business days.
Scrapie approved in all colors except blue.
Preview Your Tags Online!We have upgraded our website to make ear tags easier to order. Follow the steps below to get started.
While we now show a sample of your customized tags, please be aware that final imprinting may vary.
- Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1-9/10"
- 20 tags per package
- Polyurethane, 2-piece tag
- Insert tags using Q-flex or Allflex® applicators.
- Tag colors in order of visibility and contrast of the printed numbers: Yellow, White, Spearmint, Salmon, Pink, Lime, Black, Blue, Fuchsia, Red, Green, Gray, Purple and Orange.
- Can be custom imprinted or handwritten on with Marking Pens.
- Scrapie approved in all colors except blue.
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
- 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. 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. Scrapie approved tags are not available in blue. Flock ID number will be imprinted on female side only unless otherwise indicated.
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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Clark M from Missouri
Ran out of tags from last year and ordered these. Had 5 tags to put on 2 of the 5 broke on the male side, causing the applicator shaft to go through the ear but not the tag point. The ones that did work were very difficult to get off the male side of the applicator. I have been buying tags from Premier for 10+ years. Your previous tags were much better. I will have to look for a new tag system now.
Nathan W from Kansas
I upgraded to the Qflex 5 so that I could read the tag without having to be right up on the animal. Nice looking tags with personalization and scrape id. Look a little big in week old kids ears but they'll grow into them.
Catherine P from Kentucky
Great product with great service.
Chris C from Montana
These are the only tags I will use in my sheep and boer goats ears. Have used them for over ten years, I really like that I can customize our flock name, animal id # and address on the tag. I have noticed many farms going to this type of tag. Great customer service, have never had a wrong order. Have used about every color and have found White and Yellow to be the easiest to read, tags have above average retention rates in animals ears when applied properly, you need to make sure that the male or stem part is in interior of the animals ear (facing inward toward the animal) so that it doesn't catch on fences when the animal puts it's head through. Very pleased with these tags and will be a customer for as long as I own livestock.
Excellent service Excellent tag. Easy installation. Easy to read and pretty durable.