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JerseyTags are offered in three (3) sizes of tag fronts, called female style tags, and two (2) types of tag backs, called male style tags, and are manufactured by Allflex USA. This creates a total of five possible two-ear tag combinations for you to choose from: button/button, large/button, large/large, maxi/button, and maxi/large. RFID eartags are available as buttons.
Inventory tags are to have on hand for new calves, and need to be inserted soon after birth. Each tag features a unique national ID number and herd management number. They must be applied using the Allflex Total Tagger. Other taggers may work, but can damage tags, resulting in future breakage.
You can order your inventory by mail, phone, or fax, or by visiting the “Services” section of infoJersey.com. JerseyTags can be ordered in any quantity, however, there is a flat rate shipping charge no matter how many you order. There are no discounts for bulk orders, but larger orders do benefit from the fixed price of shipping.
Payment must be paid in full before processing and may be paid by check, money order, or credit card. You are not required to purchase eartags through the AJCA, but if you want to use eartags for registration ID, then you must use a Board-approved Allflex tag.
JerseyTags can be used as identification for more than just Jerseys. They are accepted by most other breed organizations as permanent identification for registration.
Custom tags may be ordered after the registration process is complete, and set-up with the information you use most in managing your herd.
You can customize your JerseyTags with the following information, depending on tag size:
Button tags are the least visible and the least expensive. They contain only the national ID number and herd management number, and can only be used as inventory tags or as the back to large or maxi tags. Button tags, when used as both front and back, are essentially a plastic tattoo; however, they may be easier to put in and to read than tattoos. The button/button combination works well in both ears as a low-cost permanent ID. Button tags measure approximately 1¼ inches in diameter.
Large tags are available as inventory or custom tags and will provide visible identification. In addition, large tags may have one blank line for producers to hand-write data such as birth date, sire or dam if they do not want to go to the expense of ordering and paying for custom tags following registration.
Large inventory tags may also be ordered with farm name or other information. When visible identification is only needed from the front, a button tag can be used for the back. When visible identification is needed in both font and back, a large tag would be used for the back at no extra charge.
Large tags are 2 ¼ inches wide and can be printed with two sizes of herd management numbers; medium, approximately 7/8 inches high, and large, 1 1/8 inches high. Large tags with medium-size numbering will have one blank line available for an imprint or handwriting between the national ID number and the herd management number.
Maxi tags are the largest tags, providing the most room for printing herd management numbers and other custom information. They can be ordered as inventory tags or as custom-printed tags following registration. Maxi tags with a button back will have the herd management number printed on the back of the maxi tag for increased rear visibility.
Maxi tags are 4 inches wide and can be printed with two sizes of herd management numbers; medium, approximately 1 1/8 inches high, and large, 1 3/8 inches high. Tags with medium-size numbering have space available for up to two (2) lines of printing, or about ¾ inches for written information. With large-size numbering, one line is available for imprinting or ½ an inch for hand-written information.
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, also known as electronic identification (EID). 840 RFID tags are compatible with all standardized RFID systems. They fully support Dairy Comp 305 and PC Dart.
A premise ID must be on file to order these tags. Contact your state veterinarian office for the required application.
Button tags are available with RFID to allow for ease in managing your animals. These tags should always be placed in the animal’s left ear.
AJCA registration numbers coinciding with RFID tags begin with 840. This replaces the USA found on a typical registration number, making it JE840. The registration number for animals identified by 840 RFID tags will be 15 numbers long.
JerseyTags are offered in eight colors. They are printed using a laser/ink combination, offering the best combination of durability and readability. 840 RFID tags are only available in white.
Herds enrolled on REAP receive tags with the USJersey logomark. The JerseyTag logomark is imprinted on tags ordered by non-REAP herds.
Collecting DNA samples is now easier and more cost-effective with the nextGen™ Tissue Sampling Unit (TSU) from Allflex. The TSU delivers fast, high-performance sample collection using the Tissue Sampling Applicator to obtain samples that result in minimal retesting. Use TSUs for all your DNA testing purposes, from parentage verification, genotyping, and BVD diagnostics.
TSUs can also be ordered with matched-pair eartag sets with your choice of visual and/or electronic identification information.