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Livestock tagging
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Duke    Posted 04-23-2003 at 16:17:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just ran across your site, are there any cattle man, or sheep farmers out there? I have a question about your tagging systems, how do you order your numbers, for replacements and such? I suppose it really doesn't matter as long as you record your tag numbers and sire and dam numbers. But any suggestions that may streamline things?
We used to just have a small herd, but we've expanded to 25 and need a better records. Thanks a lot.

Cathy in Oregon    Posted 04-24-2003 at 17:44:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't tag the ewes that I know on site. This saves money.

If I find a tag in the pasture, etc, then I re-use it, by buying the "male" buttons.

If a ewe looses her tag, then I just give her another number (or give her the old tag back)

I would try Preimere 1. They are a sheep/goat supplier and they have the best prices in tags that I have ever seen.

Make sure to use lots of alcohol when you tag. I have an old glass peanutbutter jar that I put the tags in. I soak them in it as long as overnight before I tag. I set up my tagger w/the tags on it, dip it in the alcohol, and tag the ear. You have to get the tag in just the right spot. (Between the veins on the ear).

Good luck and let us know if you have any other questions!!

Okie-Dokie    Posted 04-23-2003 at 16:26:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nasco, Jeffers, and many other mail order cos. will umber your tags starting with what ever no. you would like to start with. Don't think you can get that done buying them from a farm supply store locally because the nos' are imprinted in the tag. You can get blanks that you can just write in the appropriate no. too.

Clipper    Posted 04-23-2003 at 18:22:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
When our Dairy Farm was operational we used to get the tags and Logs from DeLaval.Know that outfit is pretty big and widespread.

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