Effective October 1, 2017, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will no longer provide free plastic ear tags and applicators as part of the National Scrapie Eradication Program. APHIS will continue to provide metal tags free of charge to producers and others who handle sheep and goats. Contact your USDA Veterinary Services […]
Plastic ear tags (all brands) are much easier to install if they are warm.
Ear and neck tags identify animals and their owners. If an animal wanders away from where it should be, it can much more easily be identified and returned to its owner. An extra roll of electrified netting is useful in case of a downed fence. A small holding pen can be made with the netting […]
How ear tags can help you— 1. To indicate sex. 2. To indicate year of birth. 3. To indicate sire (and dam). 4. To indicate single, twin or triplet. 5. To indicate problems.