Ear Tags

Ear Tags

We design and produce market-leading visual & RFID ear tags.

The unique Shearwell ear tag design is outwardly identical for both RFID and Visual versions. Both use the same applicator. Retention is superb (99.5%), the inner surfaces are smooth, eliminating irritation of the ear and the legibility of the laser-etched, customer-specific data is excellent.    

Visual Official Tags – Sold in Strips of Ten

USDA Contract Scrapie Tags – Sold in Strips of Ten

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.

RFID Official Tags – Sold in Strips of Ten

Management Tags – Sold in Strips of Ten

Tag Applicators and Pen

99.5% Tag Retention

We know how important tag retention is 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!

Visual Set Tag Guide

USDA approves Shearwell Data SET tag

Shearwell Data 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. 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.

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.

Set Tag Guide and Colours

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.

Prices correct March 2022 and exclude shipping charges. Tax may apply, call for details.
Tax will be charged in Indiana, Texas, Ohio, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Kansas