NEW In-store Cattle Tag Replacement Service

NEW In-store Cattle Tag Replacement Service

Replace lost, damaged or missing cattle ear tags with our NEW while-you-wait service!

Did you know missing, damaged or illegible cattle ear tags must be replaced by law?

All cattle need to be tagged to ensure identification which must stay with the animal for the entirety of its life, with the BCMS informed of movements and deaths. This ensures traceability for disease outbreaks and to have an assurance of the integrity of British beef. Calves must be tagged within 20 days of birth, with a primary and secondary ear tag per animal (primary yellow tags are compulsory and can be medium or large, but have to be legible from a distance. Secondary tags can be button, medium or large tags and must be placed in a different ear to the primary tag). If tags are lost, broken or illegible they must be replaced within 28 days, bearing the same number as ID’s are non-transferable by law (when the tag is in this state the animal cannot be moved from holding).


Quick and convenient

Our new in-store cattle tag printer allows us to print your replacement tags while-you-wait, making it easy to ensure you’re above board! We currently offer Large Flexo, Medium Flexo or a Flexo Button Tags. In order to authorise replacement tags we will need your Herd Mark/UK Number and CPH number, as well as the animal’s full Herd Mark/ UK number and the individual animal number.

Large Flexo Tags: Large tags can be either a primary or a secondary. Large tags are 55mm in width, 80mm in height (Cattle must have a yellow primary tag. This can be a large or a medium.)

Medium Flexo Tags: Medium tags can be either a primary or a secondary. Medium tags are 55mm in width, 80mm in height (Cattle must have a yellow primary tag. This can be a large or a medium.)

Flexo Button Tags: Button tags are secondary only. Button tags are 30mm across.


 Top tips for the best Cattle tag application:

  • Make sure your tag operator is properly trained and competent in application of ear tags
  • Fit the tags in cooler weather where possible to minimise the risk of infection
  • Tags should be applied with the pointed end on the inside of the ear
  • The tag should be applied 1/3 from the head and 2/3 from the tip of the ear
  • For cattle the tags should be inserted in the middle/lower ear
  • Avoid piercing the ridges of cartilage in the ear, as this may deform the ear and may also result in infection
  • Disinfect the tag and load the tag as per instructions supplied with the applicator.
  • Tags should be stored in dry conditions
  • Check the ear around 10 days after application for any signs of damage or infection. Consult your veterinary surgeon as necessary


Pop in-store to get your replacement tags or call 01451 830 400 to talk to Daisy today. We also offer over 13,000 products in store to take away or have delivered for free*. Whichever field you’re in we’ve got you covered!

*Free delivery within 50 mile radius of our store. Talk to a member of staff for more details.


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