Q-flex® 5 Ear Tags
Largest ear tag in our Q-flex line—very easy to read. For adult sheep only.
Customize your tags! We can customize your tags with consecutive numbers or farm/ranch name. Usually shipped within 2 business days.
Scrapie approved in all colors except blue.
Preview Your Tags Online!We have upgraded our website to make ear tags easier to order. Follow the steps below to get started.
While we now show a sample of your customized tags, please be aware that final imprinting may vary.
- Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1-9/10"
- 20 tags per package
- Polyurethane, 2-piece tag
- Insert tags using Q-flex or Allflex® applicators.
- Tag colors in order of visibility and contrast of the printed numbers: Yellow, White, Spearmint, Salmon, Pink, Lime, Black, Blue, Fuchsia, Red, Green, Gray, Purple and Orange.
- Can be custom imprinted or handwritten on with Marking Pens.
- Scrapie approved in all colors except blue.
Follow the steps above to customize your tags online. (Note: While we now show a preview of your customized tags, please be aware that final imprinting may vary.)
Need a different customization option? You can provide special instructions during checkout. Or call us at 800-282-6631 to place your order.
How to Use
- The male and female tags will come to you slightly connected. You will need to tear them apart.
- Place the flag of the female tag under the metal spring finger. The printed side of the female tag will be against the jaw of the applicator. Slide the male tag over the metal pin. Be sure to push it all the way onto the pin. The printed side of the male tag will be against the other jaw of the applicator.
- Make sure the tag is correctly placed. Slowly squeeze the handles together to be sure the male pin aligns with the female opening (be careful to not put the tag together yet).
- Place the ear between the jaws of the applicator. While gripping the ear, quickly and firmly squeeze the handles together until the male tag is inserted through the ear and into the female tag.
Note: We will print both sides (male and female) unless otherwise specified. Scrapie approved tags are not available in blue. Flock ID number will be imprinted on female side only unless otherwise indicated.
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) and 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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Cassandra M from Pennsylvania
Due to tech. glitch on my part, I had to call customer support. The rep. was curtious and professional and took care of my issues in a matter of minutes. The tags are great. I like the metal tip. I think it pierces much better than the plastic tags I had before.
Kelle D from Ohio
Very good product! Super fast shipping!
Hope C from Maine
They work great on my show goats. And look very sharp on my black buck
Dixie B from Missouri
Our herd of Texas Dahl sheep are all inspected yearly by USDA to assure we have no Scrapies. All of our sheep are ear tagged with the plastic USDA ear tags and are Genotyped. When our results of Genotypes comes back, we put one of your ear tags in . Pink being for QR Genotype and Blue being for RR's. That way we can see to sort at a distance.
The USDA tags have a habit of falling out, when we give shots,worm and sort the sheep every 3 Months there is always 3 or 4 tags that have to be replaced. Not one of the Pink and Blue tags we purchase from you have fallen out in the two years we have been using them!
James G from Tennessee
Conversed with Premier on the phone and had a commitment to make the last two digits for sheep number larger than the year. These and 80 with a different color came with all the numbers the same size. Usable but harder to see. Disappointed! Not up to the standard I expect from Premier 1.