Brass Lamb Tags
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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.
Sharon B from New Mexico
The tags are fine but no instructons as to how to put them in. We have used other tags over the years but these are new to us. Finally went online and found the instructions. It was not the tags that were a problem it was the applicator. These will solve a special problem for us--as we are older and have worried that if something happens to us no one will know which sheep is which if they have pulled out a normal tag. These will give a double identifiction.
Dave H from Iowa
We've been using brass tags in lambs for decades as a backup tag to our scrapie tags. It's always a bit challenging to find one that 'clicks' together on application. This brass tag from Premier (2019) is a new style from years past, and it is wonderful! They don't fall off the cardboard sleeve in the package, and they clearly 'click' together when applying it to the ear. Much easier to read than older styles, too.