Brass Lamb Tags
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Top O from Iowa
Look good but won’t use until next season. Have been using Tambra tags which are lighter and cheaper, would like to see Premier carry those.
Rob A from Iowa
These tags are ideal for newborn lamb identification. I have been using these tags for almost 10 years.
I typically tag Ewes in the R ear and Bucks in the L ear to make sorting by sex easier. I apply the tag on the back side of the ear based on better long term retention.
Be sure to leave a gap about 1/3 the length of the tag to allow for ear growth. I also use these tags in mature animals as a backup tag to aid in identification when tags get lost.
Marie & Mark K from Wisconsin
All our ewes receive two tags, brass and plastic. It helps to have a backup tag in case one is lost. These look slightly different from the brass tags I have used in the past, so will see how well they work. It doesn’t seem to matter what type of tag is used the sheep always manage to lose them. With two different tags, it has helped us keep the identities of our sheep straight.
Judy M from Michigan
Great for ID in newborn lambs. By ear placement can code for male/female and single lamb or multiple lambs.
Eliot V from Maine
The low cost and low profile of these tags is why I choose them; I hate to see a fly-pestered sheep incessantly shaking her ears with big clunky plastic tag bouncing around. I'm sure it doesn't feel good. Also, I love the aesthetic of these tags, the way they seem almost more like jewelry than anything else. That said, if my sheep were wilder and harder to handle, I would probably choose something that can be read from a greater distance. And applying these to a young lamb does require greater care in placement, due to the closed-loop form of the tag - too close to the edge of the ear, and the tag will be prone to tearing out; too far in from the edge, and the ear will not have room to grow. On a newborn lamb, I try to place the tag so that the ear fills about half or just slightly less of the space inside the tag's loop.
Altogether, I feel that these may not be for every situation, but are a great product for me and my needs.