It is easier to identify and handle livestock when livestock, such as goats, sheep, pigs, etc., have ear tags. Our ear tags are pre-numbered and labeled appropriately, which prevents them from fading over time and makes them simple/easy to read in the pasture or field. Our ear tags provide long-term readability and make it simple to identify inked digits.
- To make it possible for farmers to identify livestock visually.
- Helps keep an eye on the health, reproduction, and movement of animals.
- To aid in the management of breeding, epidemics, quarantine, etc.
- To make field data and information recording easier, which helps with efficient administration.
How to Apply Ear Tags
- Secure the animal properly. Movement of the animal’s head or body may cause injury to the handler, livestock or result in improper tagging. Please keep in mind that it is cruel to drag or restrain an animal merely by its ears.
- As a reward, a little portion of feed might be given during or after the tagging procedure.
Pigs should be kept in a small pen, with hog boards to limit movement, or in a hog snare to ensure total security.
Piglets can be held up against the body of a human. For safe, secure restraint of cattle (Cows), a chute or head catch is preferred. A halter can be used to fasten a calf to a strong post using a quick release knot.
- Constrict sheep or goats in a little corral or lane. The sheep should be cornered or placed on its rump between your legs after being caught between the jaws while elevating its nose into the air. Another option is a halter or collar. One can constrain the neck and head while holding kids or lambs close to their body.
- Determine where the animal’s ear will be tagged.
- To lower the danger of infection during the tagging procedure, proper hygiene and sanitation are required.
- Cleaning the jaw of the applicator and the point of the tag that goes through the ear requires the use of rubbing alcohol or a disinfectant solution (such as Nolvasan).
- Additionally, check to see if the animal’s tagging location is clean.
- For cattle and goats, tags should be placed in the middle-third of the ear, between the upper and lower ribs.
- In the middle section of the ear, sheep and pig tags should be positioned either above or below the major vein.
Once the proper tagging location has been found, quickly and firmly close the applicator and release.
As you apply the tag, make sure the button part goes in from the front (inside) of the ear.
It is best to read the female component from behind (outside) the ear.
- Keep track of the animal’s ear tag number as well as any further identification the animal may already have.
- To guarantee optimal healing and retention, check the “Air Space” and tag application.
After tagging, check the positioning to make sure there is enough room between the ear and the ear tag.
To enhance airflow and make sure the stem/button is fastened, flip the tag in a circle or gently pull one side of the tag away from the ear.
Precaution and Use:
- When attaching ear tags to your livestock, be mindful of the ear tag’s orientation and where it is placed, keeping in mind which side faces the animal.
- You also make sure that the right disinfection method and technique is followed.