The quality, service and wide range of livestock and business management tags manufactured by Dalton Tags has necessitated a move to larger, purpose built premises.
The new premises, which are just two minutes drive from the busy A1/A46 at Northern Road, Newark provide 2,500 sq ft of business space, which includes a dedicated production room with laser engraving machines, to improve efficiency and increase production.
In farming circles, Dalton Tags are probably best known for their livestock identification tags for cattle, sheep, pigs and goats, but they have now expanded the range to include DNA test tags for pedigree breeders and state of the art ‘EID’ electronic tags. The range also includes identification tags for crops, research centres and exotic animals in addition to tags to assist with inventory and management purposes.
The increased demand in the livestock sector has been attributed to the durability and design of the tags which boast a 99% retention rate. Using the immense experience and knowledge gathered by their sister company, Countryside Services, in Northern Ireland in the BVD eradication scheme, Dalton tags is at the forefront of BVD eradication.
Speaking at the launch of the new premises, Managing Director Ian McNeice, Countryside Services said “We are delighted to witness the progress of our associated company and to realise that their success and expansion mirrors the progress that we have enjoyed in Northern Ireland. The tags win customer support due to their simplicity of use, durability and the customer service provided. But above all the major factor is the retention rate of 99 percent. No one wants to have the extra workload and expense of segregating livestock to re-tag them.”
He added ““The growth of Dalton Tags over the past two years has been nothing short of exceptional. A dedicated and skilled team have put the customer at the centre of everything they do and that commitment to customer satisfaction is clear for everyone to see.”
The official opening of the new premises was carried out by local East Midlands auctioneer, Tim Webster who has over 25 years of experience in livestock and agricultural matters. He wished Dalton continued success with their fantastic range of livestock and management tags.
The dedicated customer care centre at Newark has a full time production team that is flexible and can adapt to demands eg. due to the much higher demand for livestock tags in spring they can print 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Replacement tag printing is carried out on site, and also by selected merchant stores via state of the art laser engraving software
Online activity or hits to the website have grown year on year by over eighteen thousand visitors showing the trend for online tag sales. The website has a full product range, accepts all payment methods such as visa, MasterCard and PayPal. Order any time of day and receive tags securely packaged and tracked to your business or farm. Replacement tags dispatched same day for next day delivery if ordered by 4 pm.
Dalton Tags also have a vast range of agricultural merchants and veterinary practices who supply their customers with the extensive range of animal ID tags.
The business has expanded to include industrial tags (for marking cables, labelling machinery and assets); vineyard tags (to mark the variety of grapes being grown, especially popular with domestic British sparkling wines), and research and animal conservation tags.
General Manager of the new store, Diane D’bouk commented “We have just sold tags to The University of Oxford for Marsh Crocodiles in Nepal and we have also sold tags for seals in New York Harbour. Dalton Tags is the company of choice for leading national and international research institutes. Identification and tracking for non-agricultural animals is used in a host of conservation and educational programmes. Sharks, seals, rays, arctic foxes and turtles have all been successfully identified using our quality products.”
She added “Dalton Tags offer an aquaculture tagging solution for major commercial fisheries. We can supply individual fish and box tagging to allow complete traceability through markets, distributors etc.
“Arable farmers and horticulturalists utilise visual tagging to determine varieties they produce for planting patterns in fields, vineyards and orchard locations as well as box tags for traceability and tracking through processing plants or cold store facilities.”
Non-animal tag utilisation includes ID tags for inventory and warehouse management, pallet tagging, asset tracking and identification stock tags which is all possible with both visual and EID tag options. EID tags hold transponders which use RFID technology. Pre-printed identification tags with individual details, logos and barcodes can be supplied as well as blank visual tags which can have details added with Dalton Easy Mark permanent marker pens.
Dalton Tags work alongside a range of couriers who can deliver across the globe.
Placing an order for livestock ID tags could not be simpler. Order through the online shop 24/7, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you prefer to speak to one of the team call 01636 700990, 8.30am – 5.30pm. Alternatively, text an order/photo straight from the field or market to 07525 275987.