Temporary nylon loop ear tag for lambs and goat kids.
Customize your tags! We can customize your ear tags with consecutive numbers or farm/ranch name. Usually shipped within 2 business days.
How to order—see "Customization" below. If ordering "blank" tags, type "Blank" in the Customization Instructions box in the shopping cart.
Not Scrapie approved.
Qwik Tags are not hand-writable.
- 1-1/2" x 3/8"
- 20 tags per package.
- Nylon. 1-piece tag.
- Insert tags using a Qwik Tag Applicator.
- Tag colors in order of visibility and contrast of the printed numbers: Yellow, White, Salmon, Orange, Lime Green, Light Blue, Red and Dark Blue.
- Can be custom imprinted:
- Consecutive numbers or farm/ranch name.
- Up to 1 line of 13 characters per male/female side.
- Not Scrapie approved.
- Qwik Tags are not hand-writable.
Custom printing details…
- Order tags above.
- Determine imprint:
- Numbers must be consecutive with or without repeating farm/ranch names. Up to 13 characters and 1 line per side.
- Logos/Brands: A one-time $25 setup fee per design.
- Imprint location - male side, female side or both. Note: We will print both sides (male and female) unless otherwise specified.
- Enter tag numbers/letters either in the "Customization Instructions" box in the Shopping Cart or the "Comments" box on the Payment Options screen.
- Custom-imprinted tags are not returnable.
How do I order…
- Blank Tags—Enter package quantity of tags above and type "blank" in the Customization Instructions box in the shopping cart.
- Individual names, numbers or replacement tags—Specific animal names on each tag as well as individual numbers out of sequence can be done. But it takes much more machine time per tag so the cost per tag is $2.50/tag and please call Premier at 800-282-6631.
How to Use
Use the Qwik Tag Applicator to install the tags:
- 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. Custom imprinted ear tags are not returnable.
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.
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Carmen S from Texas
I like it!! easy to use in baby sheeps
Polly M from Maryland
i've only been raising lambs for five years. i used the scrapie tags (because they were free) for the first three, but last year switched to the qwik tags because the lambs kept losing their tags by catching in fences or electronet. sometimes a lamb would die in the electronet because the tag got caught. it looked to me like the covering for the male part of the qwik tag would prevent that kind of catching (as another reviewer also pointed out) so i decided to try these. they were GREAT! i tagged 121 lambs last year. lost one tag. two others must have gotten caught because they turned around in the ear hole, but remained in the ear. that is phenomally better than past years. if only one lamb out of more than a hundred loses its tag, i can look at my records and know who it is and retag it.
this year, i used yellow tags for embryo-derived lambs, green ones for AI-derived lambs and mauve tags for every one else. i put them in the left ear for ram lambs, and right ear for ewe lambs. it makes it so easy to know who's who.
the only drawback is that the numbers are small and you have to get fairly close to the lamb to read the number (which is why i didn't give it a five star rating). but that's still a wonderful improvement to having no tag at all. last fall i sent some really beautiful sheep, with incredible fleeces, to the auction because they had lost their tags and i didn't know who was who and couldn't in all honesty register their lambs. such a pity. hopefully that will be a much rarer event now.
The tags work just as well as the old swivel tags they sold only draw back so far is that if the tag gets caught it's all one piece so it rips a big slot in the ear if they get it all the way out otherwise it stays in an had one get infected. Where the old swivel tags just pulled out if they got caught. I tagged 60 lambs one got an infected ear an three tore there ear open. They are the best thing I have found for lambs thou.
Polly M from md
i bought these because every other tag i have tried gets caught in the electrojet and then the lambs get tangled from fighting to get loose and if i don't find them in time, they die. if they DO get loose, they tear out the tags, leaving slit ears and no ID on the lambs. i bought these because the raised ring on the female side of the tag looked like it might protect the male end (which normally sticks out and is what catches on the netting) and it seems to be working. so far, three weeks after tagging with the quick tags, no lamb has yet been caught. i'll ramp this up to five stars if we manage to go the whole summer without a lamb getting caught.