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Ear Tags for USDA Scrapie Eradication Program
Premier’s ear tags are approved by APHIS as being sufficiently tamper-resistant for use in sheep and goats, have good retention, and provide a unique identification number for each animal.
USDA Scrapie Eradication Program
Ear tags for identification and management
For many, lambing and kidding season is just around the corner (if not already here), which means it’s time to ID the flock. January/February is our peak season for imprinting ear tags. Most colors are now in stock and ready to ship. Order ear tags today to ensure you get the styles and colors you want.

Goat with USDA Scrapie Ear Tag
Learn more about the USDA Scrapie Eradication Program
Why order from Premier?
1. Low prices. For some sizes our tags cost half as much as other brands.

2. Customized for you. Our customized laser-imprinted tags with your choice of consecutive numbers and your premise number/name are the same price as blank tags.

3. Very fast printing—it’s who we are! Most of our tag orders, including those custom-imprinted for you, ship within two business days of receiving the order.

How to order Scrapie tags:
1. What is your Scrapie flock number?
Make sure you have your Scrapie flock number. (A Scrapie flock number typically begins with your state abbreviation). If you don’t have one, call your state APHIS office at 866-USDA-TAG (866-873-2824) to obtain one.

2. Choose an approved tag style:
Determine the Scrapie-approved style your would like to use with your flock. (Shown below.) Don’t forget to add the necessary applicator for that tag (available under the accessories tab).

3. Choose a color and quantity:
White, salmon, yellow, and spearmint are often the easiest to read. Shepherds often use a variety of colors to denote year, sex, or sire of the animal (Note: Blue tags cannot be ordered for use with the Scrapie program.) Tags are sold in packages of 20.

4. Customization
Provide the following information. If ordering online, please include this information in the customization box:
  1. On the female side of the tag (side with the hole), we need to imprint your Scrapie flock number and a 4 or 5 digit animal ID number that you have not been issued on a Scrapie tag before.
  2. The male side of tag (side with the pin) you have room for 1-2 additional lines of data. This can be the farm name, a repeat of the individual animal ID, repeat of the flock Scrapie number or customization of your choosing.
Scrapie Approved Tags
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Q-flex ® 1.5
Colorful Sheep Apron, Kids
Q-flex ® 3
Q-flex ® 3
Q-flex ® 5
Q-flex ® 5
Prima Heat Lamp for Sheep and Goats
Prima Heat Lamp™
Durable, built for livestock use
Assists in the brooding and rearing of lambs, goat kids, chickens, ducks and puppies. Originally designed for our lambing pens, the Prima Heat Lamp can be used to warm any animal that is sick or cold.

Use standard or infrared (heat) bulbs no larger than 250W. (We think 175W bulbs are best for lambs and kids.)
Essential Lambing Aids
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SuperLube™ — From $5
An all-purpose antiseptic OB lubricant. Can also be used to make ear tag insertion much easier.
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High-output heater for lambing pens, chicken coops or horse stables. Built-in "kill switch" turns the unit off if an unsafe angle occurs.
Shepherd’s Choice Milk Replacer
The Shepherd’s Choice™ Milk Replacer — From $22.25
Formulated by experienced shepherds and veterinarians for their own sheep and goat flocks
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