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Tagging Instructions for:

I-Tag (PDF)
Supertag (PDF)
Suretag (PDF)
Rototag (PDF)
Tagomatic (PDF)
Marker Strap

Best Tagging Practice

Dalton tags are made to the very highest standards but successful Identification is also achieved by paying careful attention to where and how an eartag is applied. With due care and attention retention rates can be increased considerably. Store unused tags in a clean dry container and away from frost. Make sure that you or your operator are properly trained and confident in the application of eartags. Read the Health and Safety Executive’s advice on handling and housing of livestock. Apply tags under hygienic conditions. The operator´s hands, the ear, the tag and the applicator should be clean.

Disinfect if necessary using an appropriate solution. When fitting plastic tags make sure that the tags line up correctly in the applicator and will lock together when correctly fitted. In most cases it is recommended that the female part of the tag should always be on the inside of the ear, this will reduce the chance of the tag snagging or catching on obstructions such as fences, gates and feeding troughs.

Hold the ear firmly with your thumb and fore finger and apply the male tag entering from the back of the ear. After fitting check the tag is free from skin and tissue and check the ear again after about 10 days, where possible, for signs of damage or infection.


1) Cattle
Place in entre of ear avoiding veins
2) Sheep
Insert tag near the base of the ear avoiding veins
3) Pigs
tag here avoiding veins and gristle
4) Goats
Insert tag near the base of the ear towards the top avoiding veins

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