Shearwell North America Inc
5444 Westheimer
Suite 1000
Houston
Texas
77056
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Phone: 1-800-778-6014 Email: salesusa@shearwell.com

Working to help the livestock farmer



Shearwell USDA approved electronic sheep tags

USDA approves Shearwell SET tag

With a 99.5% retention rate, the Shearwell SET Tag has USDA approval as an official tag for use in sheep, goats, deer, elk, alpacas and llamas.

Shearwell has been supplying sheep tags to customers in the USA since 2013. The tag is approved as both a visual and an RFID tag under the National Scrapie Eradication Program. In September 2019 Shearwell received approval to supply plastic (non RFID) serial and flock ID premise tags through a USDA contract. Tags purchased through this contract will be paid for by the USDA.

Our tags can only be inserted using a Shearwell SET Tag Applicator, as the tags and applicator have been specifically designed for each other. The tags and applicator ensure easy application, thereby minimising stress to both animal and operator. Please see Tagging Instructions for more details.

You will need to buy the Shearwell SET Tag Applicator - please see the Applicator Order Form for more details. It's a quick and easy process - just call our helpful team on 1-800-778-6014 and pay by card and your applicator will be dispatched to you immediately. If no card then pay by Check to the address above.

USDA Contract Scrapie Tags

Tags provided under the USDA contract must be ordered through the USDA field offices. These tags are white, visual (non-RFID) plastic tags. Shearwell can also supply blue SET tags for 'slaughter' animals. These tags are paid for by the USDA and therefore free to the farmer.

Scrapie Tags not purchased through the USDA Contract

Scrapie tags can also be supplied as an RFID tag or a visual tag in a range of colors including yellow, white, green, spearmint, orange, pink, purple, brown, grey, black or red.  These tags are not part of the USDA contract and therefore are not eligible as free tags.  However, they are still official scrapie tags and must be ordered directly through our Shearwell office.

Management Tags

Shearwell can also supply management tags either as an RFID tag or a visual tag. These can be any of the above colors, with the additional option of blue.

Our commitment to you

As a farmer-owned, family business, we believe we understand farmers' needs. All Shearwell products, including our range of tags are trialed on our farms before going in to production to ensure quality, reliability and ease of use for livestock farmers. If we don't believe in it, we won't sell it – that's our commitment to you.


Working to help the livestock farmer

Since 1990, Shearwell has been developing and manufacturing new products to help livestock farmers around the world benefit from technological advances.

Our Livestock Identification and Management Solutions, including electronic management systems, mobile phone apps and handling systems are the cornerstones of livestock traceability and breed improvement

For all technical equipment enquiries please contact Dan Persons:

RFID-enabled weigh crate

99.5% tag retention!
 

Those things really matter to us because we are farmers too. We test and use our equipment and solutions ourselves, every day. That (and the feedback we get from other farmers around the globe) gives us the confidence to recommend them to our customers.

And we also always like to point out that our USDA-approved Shearwell SET sheep tags, visual and electronic, are famous for their 99.5% retention rate!

 

 

Shearwell RFID ear tags for sheep

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Video demonstrating the safe and correct tagging procedure for RFID sheep tags

For all tag enquiries and orders, please contact:

Shearwell North America Inc
5444 Westheimer
Suite 1000
Houston
Texas
77056
Phone: 1-800-778-6014
Email: salesusa@shearwell.com
Web: www.shearwell.com
 

For all technical equipment enquiries please contact Dan Persons:



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