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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: ear tags
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2012, 07:22:13 pm »
The tags are not black so no bolus, I will catch them up and check for tattoos.  They have one tag in each ear but each tag has only the individual 3 digit number.  The other side of the tag (where the flock number should be) is blank
  Should be a five digit number , so may be the owners management tag
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LecturerGem

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: ear tags
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2012, 10:38:31 am »
I think it must be, there are no tattoos in the ears.  Is my best bet to phone the breeder and have tags forwarded???

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: ear tags
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2012, 01:28:26 pm »
You said that the paper work has individual numbers for each lamb, so it may be an oversight on the owners part. So yes phone them

LecturerGem

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: ear tags
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2012, 04:08:48 pm »
First job on Monday.  Thanks for all the advice

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: ear tags
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2012, 06:42:01 pm »
Update please :farmer:

LecturerGem

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: ear tags
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2012, 06:16:22 pm »
My colleague is phoning the breeder and asking him to forward correct tags, I think the tags in are just management tags, as somebody said.  I'll be happy when it's all sorted!!!

LandieMan

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: ear tags
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2012, 10:33:40 pm »
if they have lost their tags you can get replacements pretty cheap. The type of tag is important, the button tags get lost easiest, shearwell are the best.

 

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