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Backinwellies

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Tags for goats ... recommendations
« on: October 20, 2018, 03:53:25 pm »
Hi all

Please recommend tags for goats …. I'm used to buying sheep ones but what type would be best for goats?
Linda

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Anke

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Re: Tags for goats ... recommendations
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 07:32:50 pm »
Unless you have different flock numbers for goats and sheep don't you just use the sheep ones? I am with Shearwells (always have been) and use their SET EID tags for both. Goats now also have one ankle tag from Dalton's.

Isla

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Re: Tags for goats ... recommendations
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 10:54:30 pm »
Dalton’s.

Backinwellies

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Re: Tags for goats ... recommendations
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 08:26:08 am »
Unless you have different flock numbers for goats and sheep don't you just use the sheep ones? I am with Shearwells (always have been) and use their SET EID tags for both. Goats now also have one ankle tag from Dalton's.

I have button and flags for my sheep ………… not suitable for goats I don't think
Linda

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pharnorth

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Re: Tags for goats ... recommendations
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 06:49:56 pm »
I use the bubblegum ones myself but i have several goats i have bought in with flag ear tags. Never had one lost or damaged and some of the goats are 8-10 years old now.

Anke

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Re: Tags for goats ... recommendations
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 09:40:51 pm »
Unless you have different flock numbers for goats and sheep don't you just use the sheep ones? I am with Shearwells (always have been) and use their SET EID tags for both. Goats now also have one ankle tag from Dalton's.

I have button and flags for my sheep ………… not suitable for goats I don't think



Sorry I have no idea - depends a bit on the goats I suppose. Flag inside the ear and button outside maybe? I have only ever used the SET EID  ones from Shearwells, with the loop cut.

Dogwalker

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Re: Tags for goats ... recommendations
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 06:31:50 am »
Some of the angora breeders use round or flag type without problems.
I use little rectangle shaped Dalton tags, can't remember what they're called.

Maybe depends on what type of ears the goats have.

Buttermilk

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Re: Tags for goats ... recommendations
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 08:04:09 am »
The commercial goat herd I worked at used button tags for EID with no problems.  Yes some got pulled out when caught up but they were easily replaced in the milking parlour.

 

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