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Quality Cattle Tags for Australian Farmers

Dr. John Steinfort is dedicated to innovating and modernising livestock systems to enhance the way farmers work with their livestock. At Enduro Tags, our product range is uniquely Australian and innovative, designed to promote long-term livestock traceability while keeping quality, longevity and affordability in mind. Our Management and NLIS tags are specifically engineered to remain securely attached to the animal's ear for the entirety of its life for unparalleled retention rates.
What does this mean for you? It translates to more precise herd records, significant labour savings and reduced costs associated with replacing lost tags.
So, if you're a farmer looking to streamline your livestock management and improve your bottom line, consider switching to Enduro Tags. Our innovative product range is uniquely Australian and offers quality, longevity and affordability. Contact us today to experience the benefits of improved livestock traceability with Enduro Tags.

Cattle Ear Tags

Cattle ear tags are an essential component of modern cattle farming, allowing farmers to easily identify and track their livestock. These tags are small, lightweight and attached to the ear of each animal for easy identification. Ear tags are a reliable and cost-effective method for farmers to manage their herds, ensuring each animal receives the proper care and attention it needs to stay healthy and productive.
Cattle ear tags work by attaching a unique identifier to each animal, which allows farmers to track the animal's movements, health records and other essential information. The information on the tag can be easily read by a handheld scanner or through a computer program, giving you a quick and easy way to access critical data about your herd.

Tracking Cattle Movement

The primary purpose of ear tags is to track cattle movement, allowing farmers to keep tabs on their herds and make sure each animal receives the appropriate care. Farmers use ear tags to identify individual animals, track their location and monitor their health records, including vaccinations, medication and breeding records.
The use of ear tags in cattle farming also helps prevent the spread of disease. In the event of a disease outbreak, farmers can quickly identify infected animals and isolate them to prevent the disease from spreading to the rest of the herd. Ear tags are an invaluable tool, making it easier for farmers to manage their herds' health and well-being.

Cattle Tag Types

There are two primary types of cattle ear tags: electronic and visual. Electronic ear tags contain a microchip that stores critical information about the animal, including its identification number, health records and breeding information. These tags are typically more expensive than visual tags but offer more advanced tracking capabilities.
Visual ear tags are simple tags that contain a unique identifier, such as a number or barcode. These tags are less expensive than electronic tags and are easy to read with a handheld scanner or visual inspection. Visual tags are an excellent choice for farmers who don't require advanced tracking capabilities and are looking for a cost-effective solution.

Applying Cattle Ear Tags

The process of applying ear tags is simple and straightforward, but it requires some skill and knowledge to ensure that the tag is properly attached to the animal's ear. The first step is to select the appropriate tag type for the animal—visual or electronic.
Once the tag is selected, the next step is to clean the animal's ear thoroughly. This ensures that the tag will attach securely to the ear, reducing the risk of it falling off or becoming dislodged.
The tag is then inserted into the animal's ear using a specialised ear tagger tool. The tool punches a small hole in the ear, allowing the tag to be attached securely to the ear. Once the tag is attached, farmers should ensure that the animal is comfortable and that the tag is properly secured.