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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:23 am

I use the Universal total tagger Plus - although, mine is outdated, I don't have the pin that "flips" out of the way. Nice feature. Makes the reason for the Z tagger mute, if you really don't like their tags.


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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by Silver » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 am

I like the second option, the Universal. I use one for Ritchie tags and another for the Allflex (different pins). Doesn't take up much space in the tool box, or you can slide it into your tool pocket in your Carhart bibs. I bought a tool similar looking to the first option but made by Ytex. I modified it to work on Allflex tags. The idea was that it required much less strength to apply the tag and my dad's hand strength was slipping but he liked to help. It worked well enough, but he doesn't tag anymore so the tagger sits on the shelf.

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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by Hippie Rancher » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:47 pm

I have a couple of these - https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.htm ... B0D0204AE5

depends on how many you tag at a time, the green one might be a little better for jumpy big stuff but not sure it is really worth $25 more.
I haven't ever used the retractomatic, mostly because I am cheap (see reason for using old red ones, LOL).

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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by cowgal604 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:52 pm

So I went and checked our ear tagger and it was the one I was about to buy. I went to the coop and asked them if I just need a new one. And this is how you know you're a rookie and should stick to hobby farming. Turns out there is a piece of plastic I was supposed to take out before using the thick government required tags :)

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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by ALACOWMAN » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:21 pm

I have all allflex and Ytex applicators..the Ytex is my favorite ...
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by Commercialfarmer » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:39 pm

We have been using allfex for the last 20 years. There arent many trees to hang them on, just the occasional fence line. About 12 or so years ago, we had a problem with a batch but none since
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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:01 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:21 pm
I have all allflex and Ytex applicators..the Ytex is my favorite ...
I like the Y-Tex brand as well.
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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by ALACOWMAN » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:27 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:01 pm
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:21 pm
I have all allflex and Ytex applicators..the Ytex is my favorite ...
I like the Y-Tex brand as well.
I have better luck with it,when I'm in a hurry..and it seems I'm always in one..
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by shaz » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:27 pm

I like Y tex pretty well but I try not to shop at TSC and only use the local Coop who just carries Allflex. So I use Allflex
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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by ALACOWMAN » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:33 pm

Mine came in a bunch of stuff I bought from a old man getting out..I tried it once..and put the allflex away..
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Best Ear Tagger

Post by sstterry » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:44 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:21 pm
I have all allflex and Ytex applicators..the Ytex is my favorite ...
The Ytex will also work with the Richie Tags.

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