Posted 04-24-2003 at 17:44:41
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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!!