Blackbourn Boer Goats – Customer Feature for #Farm24

What is #FARM24 all about?

24 Hours in Farming is the agricultural industry’s biggest online event with an audience reach of more than 112 million. The annual event aims to showcase the brilliant work done by British land and livestock farmers all day, every day to produce the food we eat and drink.

Here at Dalton Tags we are committed to promoting and showcasing the hard work farmers put into feeding the nation with healthy and affordable produce 365 days of the year, as well as highlighting our appreciation to all within the agriculture sector.

To kickstart our support for #FARM24, we interviewed our lovely cattle tag brand ambassador Izzi Rainey to help gain an insight into her everyday life as a beef farmer.

Katherine Cross – Customer Feature

@blackbournboergoats

Can you give us a background to your farm?

Blackbourn Boer Goats was established in October 2021 by myself, Katherine Cross, as part of a small diversification to our family arable farm in Suffolk. The family have farmed here for 5 generations and the farm is 850 acres, and is split between two farms.

What breed of goats does the farm use and why?

We use Boer goats as they are one of the best breeds of goat meat. They have a kind and docile nature which makes them easy to handle, most of the time! They are used for meat production and breeding. Goat meat is becoming more and more popular due to it being low in calories and cholesterol. This means more and more people are getting into goat farming and it is definitely growing in popularity.

Why do you use Dalton Flexo Sheep Tags?

I use the Dalton Flexo Sheep tags because they are easy to apply and they sit nicely on the ears, as Boer goats tend to have big floppy ears and you can see that the goats don’t feel restricted or uncomfortable with them in. I am fairly new to tagging livestock as we are mainly arable and Dalton Tags have been extremely helpful when I’ve called the customer service team with any questions and queries that I may have, definitely a first class service!

Any interesting facts or information you would like to add?

I named my prefix Blackbourn because our farm was in the Blackbourn hundred when the counties were split into divisions a few hundred years ago. It is also the name of the river which runs through our farm, and when the farm used to have Suffolk Punches their prefix was also Blackbourn!

As well as goat farming, my main job is working on the arable side of the farm with my Dad. We do nearly all of it between the two of us with a bit of part time help when needed. It is a real family effort and I really enjoy this aspect of farming.

 

How to get involved?

YOU can take part on any social media platform, although Twitter or Facebook are the most popular channels on the day.
Simply tag your post #Farm24 and include @FarmersGuardian , @Morrisons and @daltontags.

Izzi Rainey Customer Feature for #Farm24

What is #FARM24 all about?

24 Hours in Farming is the agricultural industry’s biggest online event with an audience reach of more than 112 million. The annual event aims to showcase the brilliant work done by British land and livestock farmers all day, every day to produce the food we eat and drink.

Here at Dalton Tags we are committed to promoting and showcasing the hard work farmers put into feeding the nation with healthy and affordable produce 365 days of the year, as well as highlighting our appreciation to all within the agriculture sector.

To kickstart our support for #FARM24, we interviewed our lovely cattle tag brand ambassador Izzi Rainey to help gain an insight into her everyday life as a beef farmer.

Izzi Rainey – Customer Feature

@batesmoorfarm

1) When was the farm established and how many generations?

My Dad is a first generation farmer and started with Highland Cattle in 1989. We moved to Bates Moor Farm in 1994 when I was 2 years old. 

2) What breed of cattle does the farm use and why?

I have Highland cattle and Lincoln Red cattle. My Dad originally chose Highland cattle in 1989 as he was still working full time and thought they would be a good breed to start with. They are a good doing native breed, that can stay out all year round, forage on rougher ground, as well as being an easy calving breed with great maternal instinct. In 2017 I introduced Lincoln Reds as they are also a native, hardy, good doing breed with similar characteristics as the Highlands. However they are larger, faster growing with more commercial appeal.

3) What is the growth in cow numbers over the years?

In 2014 my Dad wanted to step back from farming and sold most of the cattle. At the time he gifted me 3 cows plus followers (so about 12), and I now run about 70 head of cattle between the two herds.

4) Are the cows calved year round or blocked or seasonal?

I only calve in the Spring into early Summer.

5) What is the diet of the cattle?

I am still experimenting at the moment, with my vision to be grass fed. At the moment it is just my steers which are 100% grass fed, eating out on the meadows in the summer with hay and silage in the winter. This year I have secured more grass which means I can carry this throughout my calves as well.

6) Does your farm breed all its own replacement heifers?

In the last few years it has been a mixture to build up the numbers, but on the whole I am breeding my own replacements.

7) Why do you use Dalton cattle tags and what is your experience of them thus far?

I was approached by Dalton Tags in 2021, at which time I started using their DNA tissue tags for the Highland calves. Then in 2022 I started using the Dalton BVD tags to get quick results for my calves. Unfortunately early this year I had an encounter with a positive BVD case on the farm after 20 years of BVD free accreditation. Never having had this issue on the farm before, this is very much a steep learning curve for me. Going forward, all cows and heifers on the farm will be vaccinated before turning out and any calves will be BVD tissued tagged and tested. 

So far I have found the Dalton BVD tissue tags to be very efficient and will be 100% using them every year from now on. The BVD tags comes in one strip per animal, with only one applicator needed for the BVD tag and visual tag. Additionally, the turnaround time for the BVD lab results have been really quick saving me both time and hassle.

I cannot thank the Dalton customer service team enough. Whenever I have any queries surrounding the BVD cattle tags or animal identification tags in general they are super helpful and give specialist advice. The tags are also posted out within a short space of time which I also appreciate.

8) Any interesting facts or information you would like to add?

I don’t farm full time, I work in a local shop and run a design business with my best friend! This year I started workshops with the cattle on the farm to run alongside my other diversification of beef boxes.

 

Izzi Rainey will be doing a takeover on our Instagram page on Thursday 4th August to discuss all things farming! Be sure to tune in where you will get the chance to ask Izzi questions as well as seeing image and video footage of Izzi’s life on the farm!

Dalton Tags now proudly incorporating Top Tags

We are pleased to announce that Dalton Tags has acquired Top Tags ID Systems to supply a more comprehensive range of livestock and management tags that will better serve current Top Tag ID customer needs and requirements. 

With a specialised customer service team and industry leading turnaround times on all tag orders, we are continually dedicated to reinforce our core company mission that we are “Leading Specialists in Animal Identification and Management Tags.

There are many options to choose from when opting for the Dalton FLEXO Cattle Tag range including Visual, BVD, DNA, and Electronic, with management print and barcode options also available. Moreover, our cattle tags have many unique features that help us stand out from our competitors.

  • One Animal, One Strip
  • Superior Retention Rates
  • Free and Frictionless 360 degree tag rotation
  • Exceptional high quality laser marking for distance readability
  • All Dalton FLEXO Cattle Tags are inserted with the Flexo Universal applicator – straight line applicator action that will drive male and female precisely together

We also supply an extensive range of sheep tags that are meticulously designed to support local identification requirements, as well as offering utmost animal safety and comfort. We supply both breeding and slaughter tags including the FLEXO range as well as Daltons own sheep tag range. Our sheep tag range guarantees superior retention rates as well as excellent readability rates for the lifetime of the animal.

Additionally, our Industrial Tags are now available to order with many laser options available to suit your needs and requirements. Our industrial tags have a number of unique features.

  • They are made from flexible weather-proof plastic
  • Durable material can be washed & disinfected
  • Ideal categorising important power cables, displaying service information, labelling assets/instructions and much more

There are many ways you can order with us including via phone, email or online. Alternatively, if you order your tags through a farm store or veterinary practice, Dalton Tags can redirect you to your nearest tag outlet.

For our extended tag range, be sure to visit our online shop.

A tag order like never bear-fore …

In June 2021, we were approached by 1300KOALAZ to produce an ear tag for Koala’s being re-released back into the wild.

1300 KOALAZ are the largest group of experienced and dedicated Volunteer Koala Carers and Rescuers in South Australia. Their mantra is “Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release”.

Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation, volunteer-run koala wildlife rescue organisation.

They started their operation in August of 2019. Their volunteers are the most experienced Koala carers in South Australia with over 10 years of industry experience with native wildlife.

They also use experienced koala vets and have SAVEM (South Australia Veterinary Emergency Management) trained individuals.

Koala Facts

Koalas are a well-known species not only in Australia but all around the world. These cue animals also have a scientific name, Phascolarctos cinereus, which is derived from the Greek word ‘phaskolos’ (“pouch”), as well as “arktos”, which means “bear”.

The word “cinereus” is Latin and translates to “ash-coloured” or “ashy” – referring to the colour of fur that koalas had when they were first encountered around Sydney by Europeans.

You may even occasionally hear koalas referred to as “drop bears”, a fictional name given to them that stemmed from Australian folklore. (This imaginary animal, described as a carnivorous predatory version of a koala, is usually used to scare tourists.)

The koala population has greatly varied historically. During 2016, there were approximately 300,000 koalas in Australia.

However, in 2019, it was estimated by the Australian Koala Foundation that there were less than 80,000 remaining in the country.

Some sources state that this number may even be as low as 43,000. At the moment, koalas are vulnerable to extinction, which is a step above being endangered.

Reports have indicated that between 350 and 1,000 koalas living in the northern part of New South Wales have died due to the recent terrible fires there. There are even some grim predictions that koalas may go extinct by the year 2050.

In saying so, there is definitely still a chance to save the koalas! The Koala Protection Act has been put in place by the Australian government to protect these unique Australian animals. This act has been put in place to ensure that koalas will receive the highest level of protection given to any animal species in Australia ever.

Testimonial

Sally from 1300KOALAZ said “We received the tags today and they are just great, thank you so much. Everyone absolutely loves them and they are just what we need. I thank you for sorting this so promptly and professionally for us and Addie and Willow are being released tomorrow”

 

 

Izzi Rainey – Daltons NEW BVD Cattle Tag Brand Ambassador

We are super excited to announce that the lovely Izzi Rainey will be documenting her BVD tagging journey with tags provided by ourselves at Dalton Tags!

Unfortunately Izzi has had a recent encounter with a positive BVD case on her farm after 20 years of BVD free accreditation. Never having had this issue on her farm before, this is very much a steep learning curve for Izzi. Going forward, all cows and heifers on Izzi’s farm will be vaccinated before turning out and any calves will be BVD tissued tagged and tested.

Izzi’s Story

Farming is sometimes a bitter pill to swallow.

This week has been one of those weeks, it has taken until today to talk about it. I want to be honest and it is important to know that not everything is plain sailing. On Monday I had to have a yearling bullock shot, a homebred calf which was born here on the farm last Spring. This was done by the knacker man and was not for the food chain. Hearing that ring throughout the yard, heart breaking.

To look at he was perfectly healthy, well fleshed, bright and happy but sadly when we did our annual blood test he came back as a PI (permanent infector) for BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) this is the first time I have ever experienced this. We have been accredited BVD free for 20 years and have held an Elite Status. To say we are devastated is an understatement. This bullock had to go as he was a risk to the herd. What it means is somehow his Mum was exposed to BVD in the first 120 days of her pregnancy and therefore the calf’s immune system was not strong enough. We have no idea how this has happened, it was in 2020 she must have been exposed, we did no shows and she wasn’t exposed to any cattle who had not been tested and isolated. It is gutting. The way BVD works is the cow is fine as it is just a virus to her which she ‘gets over’ but the calf she has will be permanently infecting throughout its life so has to go.

Having never had this, this has all been a steep learning curve. We have to assume it could be contracted through wild deer potentially. So from now on all the cows and heifers will be vaccinated before turning out and any calves will be BVD tissue tagged and tested. I am working with Dalton Tags who I am a brand ambassador and they have kindly given me tags which I can use this year.

Onwards and Upwards. I am just thankful it was one animal alone.

 

We are so excited and honoured to be part of Izzi’s tagging journey. Make sure to go and give her a follow on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date on all things tags and BVD!

AHDB AgriLeader Forum Name Lanyards Provided by Dalton Tags

It was a huge honour to provide conference name lanyards for the 2022 AHDB AgriLeader Forum.

Mark Campbell, AgriLeader Knowledge Exchange Manager states, “I just wanted to send a quick say a quick thank you for your help, sponsorship and support designing and producing the conference name tags for the AHDB AgriLeader Forum. The Forum was a huge success, receiving positive feedback with all delegates being able to easily identify each other.”

Amy Eggleston, also known as ‘The Dairy Daughter’ who is a well known Dairy Farmer from Leicestershire and Tesco Future Farmer 2019, attended the conference. Amy states, “I love seeing the Dalton management tags being used for event lanyards because it’s something personal but different! Lots of people complimented them on the day and they really stood out!”

Speaking on behalf of Dalton Tags, General Manager Paul Vickers highlights “By all accounts our lasered name lanyards went down a huge success and exceeded expectations! We are always so excited to help out events such as the AHDB AgriLeader Forum as it highlights that we can do more than just Livestock ID tags, and can in fact can do tags for virtually anything!”

We supply Management Tags for a wide range of bespoke purposes with a vast array of shapes and colours to choose from. Our tags guarantee exceptional high quality laser marking for distance readability! Get in contact with our specialist team at Dalton Tags today!

Orphaned Seal Rescued by RSPCA after being identified by Dalton Tag on flipper

Now for something a little different!

An orphaned seal that was rehabilitated by the RSPCA after being rescued from an island in the Irish Sea in 2016, has been seen again in North Wales – this time with her nine-day-old pup.The grey seal named Admiral’s Ale was identified by the Dalton Tag in her flipper.

After receiving initial treatment and care, she was transferred across to finish her rehabilitation in deeper pools at the animal welfare charity’s East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk, from where she was successfully released in early 2017, weighing 50 kilograms.

On Sunday she was spotted with her newborn pup on a beach in North Wales and later identified by Kate Williams of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust because of the orange Dalton tag visible in the webbing of her right flipper.

Her pup was born on Friday 12 November and has been named Gwener.

Evangelos Achilleos, manager at East Winch Wildlife Centre stresses “Her and Gwener are the ultimate success story and the reason we all do what we do. We’re so thankful that members of the public share images of the tags on the seals’ flippers, which allows us to map their whereabouts. It was heartwarming to see the pictures on the weekend, which were taken at a distance with a long lens; this is crucially important during pupping season when people should be admiring these wonderful animals from afar.”

Speaking on behalf of Dalton Tags, General Manager Paul Vickers states, “We are so delighted to hear that our Prima-flex identification tags are the reason Admiral’s Ale and Gwener were recused and taken into safety. It is news like this that emphasises the importance of our identification tags.” 

The Prima-Flex tag are used and approved by the RSPCA. With the tag being super lightweight, they are ideal from birth. The tag separates in the middle to allow for frictionless 360 degree rotation. With the Prima-Flex tags being made from premium grade materials, we guarantee no tag deterioration or fading over time.

We supply a wide range of other identification tags for a vast array of wildlife species. Tags can be lasered to suit your needs and requirements, with electronic management tags also available to purchase. 

#FARM24

What is #FARM24 all about?

24 Hours in Farming is the agricultural industry’s biggest online event with an audience reach of more than 112 million. The annual event aims to showcase the brilliant work done by British land and livestock farmers all day, every day to produce the food we eat and drink. Dalton Tags support’s 24 Hours in farming #FARM24.

Support

Vicki Welch, Manger at Dalton Tags says: ‘It’s so important that we are apart of #FARM24 to showcase and support what brilliant work our customers do 365 days a year. The Dalton Tags team and I are proud to be a part of this day supporting the best of British farming showing the care and vast effort which goes into producing the food and drink we consume and countryside we have all enjoyed, especially in the last 18 months’

Customer Feature– The Damble Herd

@thefarmingblonde

Lianne is a third generation beef and sheep farmer based in Staffordshire. She had a lifelong dream to own a pedigree herd of cattle but was unsure which breed to invest in. After months of research she decided to invest in South Devon Cattle. They have a very quiet temperament which makes them easy and safe to handle. The cattle are hardy, adaptable and have great beef conformation. The dams are excellent mothers with a lot of milk, so the calves grow very well and are great forage converters.

She now owns The Damble Herd of Pedigree South Devon Cattle and over the past 11 years have grown the herd to over 60 head of cattle. Majority are suckler cows with 2 stock bulls alongside breeding heifers and fattening steers. A couple of years ago they took on a tenancy of a small holding broadening her aspirations for the herd and increasing options available for meat production.

Meat Box Success

Previously, Lianne had sold her South Devon heifers and steers at around 10 months to a local livestock market but the fluctuating trade and competition against more commercial meat breeds made her reconsider their goals for the herd and wanted more recognition for the high quality meat they produce. Last year she decided to start selling beef boxes and they were a huge success. South Devon meat is full of flavour . Lianne said “I am proud to produce home grown grass fed meat that is raised to a very high welfare standard. The beef box sales and support I received was overwhelming. I realised a lot of customers were very focused on eating meat they knew where it had come from”.

As the beef boxes were a fantastic accomplishment, she also started to sell home grown lamb and mutton boxes. Then during lockdown, last year, they invested in pigs to produce home reared pork which was a fantastic step.

In 2018, they started showing the cattle to help advertise the herd, highlight the great quality stock and promote the meat boxes. It all started by halter training a home bred Pedigree South Devon Bull which went onto winning Native Junior Bull Champion and Reserve Native Bull Champion in several shows. 2019 brought them even more rosettes, as they showed 2 heifers that went onto to win Native Heifer Champion at various shows. Lianne’s passion really shines thorough on the show circuit.

Lianne also said that “We take our bespoke Dalton Tag keyrings to each show to use as business cards and hand out to customers that have purchased a meat box from us. They have a logo and contact details on them, the tags are fantastic quality and very effective for our business. Instead of customers putting a business card in their pocket or leave on the kitchen side they can use the keying’s every day. Dalton Tags are a fantastic company to work with, they have such a wide variety of chose and were so helpful. I contacted them with the idea, and they made the rest happen with such friendly customer service.

What does #farm24 mean to you?

With 24 Hours in farming happening this week, we asked Lianne what it meant to her. She said that “#farm24 is a fantastic event to provide the nation with an insight as to how food is produced, and the huge variety of roles and responsibilities taken on by farmers as food producers and custodians of the countryside. Farming unfortunately can be misunderstood and receives a lot of scrutiny for all the wrong reasons. Regardless of people’s dietary preference, the nation needs farmers to put high-quality food on peoples plates. #farm24 is the perfect platform to promote all the hard work we as farmers put into the feeding the nation with healthy and affordable produce! It’s an opportunity for the nation to see how British farming plays a role in our day to day lives and to showcase our passion and commitment. So many people have enjoyed the countryside over the past challenging year and now it’s time to celebrate our incredible industry!”

How to get involved?

YOU can take part on any social media platform, although Twitter or Facebook are the most popular channels on the day.
Simply tag your post #Farm24 and include @FarmersGuardian , @Morrisons and @daltontags.

THIS year they are asking farmers to commit to taking part on the day by signing up on their website.

Download your free 24 Hours in Farming poster and either share with others on your farm or send a picture in

 

What is BVD?

What is BVD?

Do I have to test for BVD in England?

No, it is not compulsory in England and Wales to have animals tested for BVD. Compulsory eradication programmes have been running in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 2013.

Declan Rafferty, Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland, Suckler Farmer

“I believe that BVD testing has been very beneficial for my particular farming enterprise as it definitely helps with bloodlines and assists in keeping diseases controlled and eliminates the chances of unnecessary losses.

In my opinion, England would benefit from a BVD eradication programme. With England having the same market groups as ourselves, a BVD programme would be the best solution long term. Recent statistics have shown that here in Northern Ireland our BVD cases have decreased significantly highlighting that the eradication programme is definitely working and having a positive impact on the farming community. If not controlled, it could certainly have detrimental economic consequences. The scary reality is that just one infected calf could potentially result in a widespread epidemic within a very short space of time.

I have been purchasing the Countryside Service’s BVD tags for years, and I find it to be a very simple operation. The BVD sample is easily collected with no modification needed. Once the tissue sample is taken it is retained in the applicator, and ready for me to send on to the laboratory for testing.”

 

 

What do I gain from being BVD free?

Ever tightening margins for livestock producers mean productivity gains are a necessity. Taking steps to remove BVD often hidden within a herd rewards farmers with;

  • Higher milk yields
  • Improved calving indexes with improved herd fertility
  • Higher daily live-weight gain and a lower cull rate
  • Lower incidences of pneumonia and calf scours in young stock
  • Reduced lameness and mastitis in adult cattle
  • Better response and outcomes if treatment is administered
  • Healthier herds with higher immunity and less intervention requirements without the BVD virus suppressing the immune system

Financial returns are estimated to give a return of €10 for every €1 in the Republic of Ireland BVD programme (source; AHI).

Do Dalton Tags provide a tag and test service I can use on-farm?

Yes, ear tissue samples are easily collected for testing using the FLEXO Tissue Sample Tags, then sent for virus testing to our trusted labs which are National Milk Laboratories (NML), The Cattle Information Service (CIS) and SAC. You can send as few or as many samples as you require. Official FLEXO Test Tags are ideal for your new runs or replacements. They can be primary, secondary or management tags and are available in flags or buttons. Buying a tag and test package can save you both time and money.

What causes BVD?

The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus (BVDV) is the cause of BVD. Like all viruses, they are microscopic infectious organisms. In the case of BVD virus, it is suggested that 170,000 virus particles placed side by side would only cover a distance of 1cm. 1ml of blood from an infected animal may contain more than 1 million infectious viral particles. Infected animals secrete (or shed) vast amounts of virus.

What are the symptoms of BVD in older calves or in the days following calving?

Symptoms which may occur after birth and in older calves; include scours, calf pneumonia, and increased occurrence of other diseases, ill thrift or death. Commonly these calves do not respond to treatment as you would expect. Their immune systems have been suppressed due to possible exposure to the BVD virus from another carrier in the herd or other infection source and become Transiently Infected (TI).

What are infection sources of the BVD virus and how long can it stay active?

The BVD virus is highly infectious and can be spread by nose-to-nose contact, urine, faeces (including slurry) tears, saliva, clothing, equipment, buildings, trailers and, on occasion, semen and embryos. It can stay active out of body for up to four weeks. Sheep can act as ‘reservoirs’ and spread the disease but this is not fully understood. Little risk is thought to exist from wild ruminants but infection has occurred in goats and wild deer. Biting flies are thought to spread infection also.

Can humans and other animals contract BVD?

There is no known health risk to humans from the BVD virus although we can spread it on infected clothing and equipment.

Which tags does Dalton Tags recommend for BVD Testing?

Dalton Tags recommend the FLEXO Tag & Test system. It is a practical and simple system to use and is completely tamperproof from farm to laboratory.  FLEXO Tissue Sample Tags identifies the sample by the unique individual 2D barcode number which is pre-printed on the sample tube. Tag & Test  can be purchased from Dalton Tags with or without the test. Dalton Tags recommends CIS (Cattle Information Society) Labs for testing. Dalton Tags are extremely confident the FLEXO system is the best available. Please ring: 01636 700990, visit our websitewww.daltontags.co.ukor email sales@daltontags.co.uk for further information.

Does my vet need to attend?

You can test for BVD by yourself. FLEXO Tissue Test Tags are available direct from Dalton Tags or through your local merchant. They are quick, easy and accurate and the most cost effective way to test for BVD – remember you can have them with a test included.

What are the symptoms of BVD in adult cattle?

They can vary but include; fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, ocular discharge, nasal discharge oral lesions, diarrhoea decreasing milk production, coughing and poor fertility. Chronic infection may lead to signs of mucosal disease. This animal may have become infected from their mother whilst in the womb, from another animal or even the virus picked up from infected clothing, equipment or a building and can survive up to four weeks out of body.

What are the symptoms of BVD in newly born calves?

Calves can be stillborn or die soon after birth. They can suffer from wide stance, tremors, stumbling about with lack of coordination (Ataxia) and failure to suckle. This can indicate they have been infected from their mother and are what is known as Persistently Infected (PI) and they need to be isolated, retested, then culled and not sold on.

I do not seem to have a problem so why should I worry?

BVD can be the underlying cause of a range of issues in your herd that may on the surface not seem significant; more ‘empty’ cows than you should have indicating fertility problems, the odd ‘poor doer’ which never amounts to much, or scours or respiratory problems here and there –‘all part of livestock farming’ but which may be caused by BVD silently taking your time and profits.

What is Mucosal disease?

This is often triggered by BVD and animals affected often have scours often containing blood, a high temperature and mucosal lesions in the mouth, as well as ulcerations at the muzzle, the nose, the rim of the hoof. It often leads to death of the animal.

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Not Just Livestock Tags … Bird Tags

Not Just Livestock Tags … Bird Tags

Here at Dalton Tags we love having something different from our normal bread and butter.

We were approached by a customer for a bespoke order to help with their breeding information of Cage and Avairy birds which they also show.

The tags are used to track breeding information and eliminates interfering with the nest boxes to see how they are getting on and allows them to carry on naturally.

Before the customer use to use bits of wood with paper on them to keep this information on but when they got wet you couldn’t read them.

“We are extremely happy with Dalton Tags as we can wash them and keep reusing them without worrying of them getting wet”