MiniTag and DNA Ear Tag Applicator
- Metal hinges
- Hard plastic handles
- 9.5" long
- Installs: MiniTags
How-to: Insert Ear 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.
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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Carmel O from Ohio
Easy to use, well made product at a reasonable price!
great tool. good quality. easy to use
Eileen L from Wisconsin
Easy to handle I only used on mini tags.I had no problems with tags only wish that I didn't have to buy 2 taggers to do the same job.
Robie & Rhoni S
I have only used this applicator for the mini tags (have not used it for DNA tags). This applicator penetrates the ear well and does a nice job of securely fastening the tag together but it is heavy and quite bulky. I also have a little trouble sometimes keeping the male side of the tag on the post before I get the tag in. I also wish I didn't have to have two applicators - one for the mini tags and one for all the other tags.