Z Tag, One Piece Calf
Excellent first ear tag for calves. Proven superior retention. Self-piercing tip and flexible design resists snagging on wires or brush.
Z Tag One Piece Calf ear tags are available in your choice of 8 different colors. Easy insertion with the Z Tag Applicator.
Not Scrapie approved.
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.
- 2-3/8" x 3-1/4"
- 25 ears tags per package
- UV-resistant plastic
- One-piece design prevents infection and promotes faster healing
- Insert tags using a Z Tag Applicator
- Tag colors are in order of visibility and contrast of the printed numbers: Yellow, White, Orange, Green, Blue, Pink, Purple and Red. Black not available.
- Can be custom imprinted or handwritten on with a Z Tag Marking Pen.
- Not Scrapie approved
FREE custom imprinting with your choice of consecutive numbers and your premise number/name. Ear tags with custom brands or logos have a one-time setup fee of $25 per design. Customized tags are usually shipped within 2 business days!
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.
Note: Ear tags with custom brands or logos have a one-time setup fee of $25 per design. Specific animal names on each tag as well as individual numbers out of sequence is possible, but it takes much more machine time per tag. The cost is $2.50 per tag.
How to Use
Use the Z Tag Applicator to install the tags:
- Flip applicator pin up to tag loading position.
- Insert pin into tag.
- Straighten self piercing tip and push down onto pin. Make sure tag is fully seated on the pin before tagging.
- Rotate tag to the side. Flip the applicator pin down into tagging position.
- Tag through the front of the ear only. To apply tag, squeeze handles firmly together and hold closed.
- To remove applicator, pull straight down and away from the ear on one single motion. Do not release the applicator handles at any point during this step. When the applicator is pulled away from the ear, the pin automatically flips up to eliminate ripped ears and damage to the pin.
There is a spare pin located in the bottom of the handle.
Use a light lubricant on the applicator and pin to increase workability and guarantee long life.
When writing your own numbers with the Z Tag Marking Pen, be sure to apply two good coats of ink to allow maximum penetration into the tag panel. This process will guarantee longer lasting numbers.
Use the Z Tag Applicator to install the tags.
Do NOT use existing ear tag holes. Conventional two-piece ear tags damage and weaken the surrounding ear tissue; application of Z tags in these existing holes could lead to lost tags. Z Tags have a sharp point, please exercise caution. For animals with soft ears (e.g. young calves) it is important to grasp the tip of the ear with a free hand and hold the ear taut to add support and ensure complete penetration of the tag tip through the ear.
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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Chrissy C from Arkansas
I love these tags! I have used these tags for 5 years and never have an issue with fading and they don't fall out. Speaking with Bren was such a pleasure and she made sure my custom tags were perfect before going to print. Fast shipping and great customer service!
Ashley C from Ohio
The tags are fantastic and we have used them for years. The last batch I ordered and had personalized with our farm name came with the name taking up the entire front side of the tag leaving no room to write individual cow number beneath. I have ordered them several times and have never had an issue. Because it is a personalized tag they will not accept returns and now I am stuck with 50 tags I can not use. Terrible customer service!
Jerilyn W from Maine
We use the smaller tag for all our cows/calves because we don’t like the bigger ones detracting from the cow’s beauty, yet we can still read the tag. It is super helpful to be able to customize the lettering/numbers on the tags AND it is a wicked fast arrival time. We like the the idea that the ear tag is the ear punch rather than a pin. The application is so smooth with the one piece tag. We have not had any come out either. Love them, love the service!
Mary J from Texas
Personalization was exactly as I expected. Color and size, too. Arrived quickly.
Jessica H from Wyoming
Great tags that are easy to put in and have not had any trouble with them losing or ripping them out. Customer service is prompt and accurate and we had our tags within a week of ordering. The phone call was much appreciated to make sure the tags would be printed correctly also. Premier 1 is the BEST!