Universal ear tag applicator from Allflex is designed to ease hand fatigue from repeated use. Use to apply Allflex 2-piece visual tags and Allflex EID (electronic) ear tags. Also compatible with Premier’s Q-flex® ear tags.
- Deep jaw makes proper placement easier
- Durable, will remain in use for many years in any livestock operation
- Replacement applicator pin located in handle
New! The UTT3S (blue/gray)—a lightweight applicator with an easy-squeeze mechanism that reduces hand stress. Ergonomic design is well-suited for use by almost any adult. The result is a faster, quieter tagging process than with red units.
Tag placement is critical to success!For maximum retention and the lowest risk of bleeding and infection, place ear tags in either of the two spots shown in the illustration below. The goal is about 2-3 inches from the head of the animal.
TIP: 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). 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.
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Tool for applying all styles of Q-flex visual ear tags. Powder-coated aluminum won’t rust.$5.00
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Heidi H from New Hampshire
❤️ this with the tags involved! See my review on the Q-flex® 3 Ear Tags, it says it all.
Tomi S from Colorado
Works great! This applicator was recommended to buy to use with the tags I ordered and it does not disappoint. Nice made and it will likely last for years.
Rita G from Washington
I've been using this applicator since 2014. To be honest, I'm not a fan. Its incredibly difficult to get it to punch through. I have to use both hands and squeeze as hard as I can... I think its traumatic for the lambs, takes much too long.
Mitzi E from Arkansas
Once the tag is applied, the metal piece doesn’t release the top tag. It’s easy to use but should release top tag once inserted to make application easier.
Cindy M from California
Easy to use. Works great. Tags easily come off the male post.