Please note, you can ring up your preferredtag supplier and request that they supply you with tags with EASYCARE written on. There are no favoured suppliers of tags within the Society but you get discount with Datamars/Roxan and Shearwell Data
PLEASE NOTE YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PLEASE TAG WITH EASYCARE TAGS FOR OVER A DECADE
I use the Roxan Tag Faster tagger at home. The tags are small and lightweight but the manufacturers manage to get EASYCARE written on very clearly on both the yellow and coloured tag.
If you have cross bred sheep then DO NOT PUT EASYCARE TAGS IN THEM, use normal tags. Buy a run of EasyCare printed tags and use them on fully shedding sheep only.
If your manufacturer can only print a few letters on in the available space, say just 5 letters, then put EASYC or EC, then we will still know they are EasyCares. You should not be charged for this printing service. If you are, change supplier.
We are not suggesting the named tag use to be awkward. We, in the Society, feel that if you have EasyCare Sheep and like them enough to breed them then advertise that fact when you sell them and sell them with an EasyCare tag in their ears.
I hope this helps to clear up the tagging issue.
Louise Hobson, Secretary