Tags are used in cattle, sheep, goats and pigs and must be approved by DAERA and comply with the current legislation.

Feedback on ear tags

DAERA welcomes any feedback you give us about official ear tags for sheep, goats, pigs and cattle. The following forms, are available from your tag supplier and can be downloaded or completed online and sent back to

Identification Registration and Movement Branch
Desk 1138
Ballykelly House
111 Ballykelly Road
Drummond
Ballykelly
Limavady
BT49 9HP
Email: DAERA.ImplementationSupportUnit@daera-ni.gov.uk

Where to obtain approved cattle ear tags in Northern Ireland

Information relating to approved ear tag suppliers and the primary and secondary ear tags that they provide.

Related link

Sheep and goats

Types and sizes of sheep and goat tags (included Electronic Identification (EID) tags)

All animals which require tagging to comply with DAERA Identification, Registration and Movement regulations must use tags which have been approved to meet with DAERA requirements.

There are currently no pastern tags officially approved by DAERA

Current Suppliers of Approved Sheep Tags

Supplier  approved tag

Caisley Eartag Ltd
Unit 21 Sycamore Business Park
Dishforth Road
Copt Hewick
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 5DF

Tel: 01765 530294
Fax: 01765 603767

Email: sales@caisleytags.co.uk
Web: www.caisleytags.co.uk

Flexoplus L/L
Twin Tag
Multiflex R/R
Multiflex L/L
Flexotronic L27
Flexotronic R27 (Conditional Approval)
Flexoplus L/L Geno 

Countryside Services
97 Moy Road
Dungannon
Co Tyrone
BT71 7DX

Tel: 028 8778 9770
Fax: 028 8778 8200

Email: info@countrysideservices.com

Allflex Ovina Tag – Long Term
Allflex C12 Tag – Long Term
Allflex C16 Tag – Long Term
Allflex Button Tag – Long Term
Allflex Ace Tag – Long Term
Allflex Tip Tag – Short Term
Allflex Flexi Tag – Short Term
Allflex Pen Tag – Long Term
EID Lamb Tag
Sym Lamb Tag – Short Term
Loop Tag - Short Term
Roxan Ewe Babe Tag – Long Term
Roxan D-Tag – Short Term
Roxan Adamatic Tag – Short Term
Roxan Bubblegum Tag – Short Term
Roxan Smart-Button Tag
Duflex Button EID
Foldover Electronic

Cox Agri
1 Greencroft Industrial Park, Stanley
Co Durham
DH9 7YA

Tel: 01207 529000
Fax: 01207 529966

Email: tags@coxagri.com
Web: www.coxagri.com

Qwik Visual Tag
Qwik EID Tag
Allflex Button Tag
Allflex FDX Lwt EID Button

Dalton Tags
Unit 2 Manners Road
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG24 1BS

Tel: 01636 700990

Email: Sales@daltontags.co.uk or info@daltontags.co.uk
Web: www.daltontags.co.uk

Dalton I Tag Loop (EID)
Dalton I tag Button (EID)
Dalton Suretag
Dalton Original Rototag
Dalton U-Tag
Dalton Tagomatic
Dalton EID Rototag
I-Tagomatic (Conditional Approval)

Fane Valley Co-op Society Ltd
Units 1-2
Glenavy Business Park
Glenavy Road
Moria
BT67 0LT

Tel: 028 3839 4900
Fax: 028 3835 0139

Email:pat.donnelly@fanevalleystores.com
Web: www.fanevalleystores.com

Ritchey Snap Tag - Short Term
Cox Tip-Tag - Short Term
Ritchey Mini-Dalesman Tag - Short Term
Allflex FDX Lwt Button EID
EID Bubblegum
EID Babe
 

Holden Agri & Fuels
27 Art Road
Artigarvan
Strabane
Co Tyrone
BT82 0HA

Tel: 02871 382283
Fax: 028 7138 2090

Email:officesales@holdenagriculture.com

Dalton Suretag - Long Term
Dalton Original Rototag - Short Term
Dalton U-Tag - Short Term
Dalton Temptag - Short Term
Dalton Tagomatic - Short Term
Dalton Short Term Rototag
Dalton I-Tagomatic (Conditional Approval)

Ketchum Manufacturing Company Ltd
Ground Floor
Highview House
Tattenham Crescent
Epsom Downs
KT18 5QJ

Tel: 01737 812218
Fax: 01737 814372 or 01737 742202

Email: enquiries@ketchums.co.uk or sale@ketchums.co.uk
Web: www.ketchums.co.uk
 

EID Lamb Tag
Track-Back Tag - Short Term
K-Tag - Button tag

Datamars Agri UK Limited
c/o Quicktag
7a Churchfield Road
Ballycastle
Co Antrim
BT54 6PJ

Tel: 028 2076 8696
Fax: 028 2076 8699

Email: info@quicktag.co.uk

Quicktag Sheep Tag-2 piece - Short Term
Quicktag Easy Tag - Short Term
Quicktag Auto Tag - Short Term
Quicktag Mini - Long Term
Quicktag Midi - Long Term
Quicktag Button - Long Term
EID Button Tag Sheep
EID Tagfaster
HandyMan EID Twins
Rubba 1
Rubba 2
Rubba 3
Z Tag Sheep

Ritchey
1 Greencroft Industrial Park
Stanley
Co Durham
DH9 7YA

Tel: 01207 529000
Fax: 01207 529966

Email: info@ritchey.co.uk
Web: www.Ritchey.co.uk

Ritchey (NI)
Unit 2,
34 Northbrook Industrial Estate
Newmills Road
Coleraine
Co Londonderry
BT52 2JB

Tel: 02870 320029
Fax: 02870 353652

Email: sales@ritchey.co.uk
Web: www.Ritchey.co.uk

Ritchey Snapp Tag - Short Term
Ritchey Mini Dalesman Tag - Short Term
Ritchey Leaf Tag - Long Term
EID Button
EID RD2000
Button
Hauptner Combi
Snapp EID

Shearwell Data Ltd
Putham
Wheddon Cross
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 7AS

Tel: 01643 841611
Fax: 01643 841628

Email: sales@shearwell.co.uk

Combi Mini Tag - Long Term
SET Tag - Long Term
EID SET Tag
Auto EID Set Tag
Auto Set Tag
Combi Button Tag
20g Bolus (EID)
Combi E23 EID

Pig tag manufacturers and suppliers

Listed below are the contact details for all the companies who can provide pig tags.

Allflex (Europe) UK
Unit 7
Galalaw Business Park
Hawick
TD9 8PZ

Tel: 01450 364120
Mob: 07711578517
Fax: 01450 364121

Email: s.ward@allflex.co.uk

Countryside Services
97 Moy Road
Dungannon
Co Tyrone
BT71 7DX

Tel: 028 8778 9770
Fax: 028 8778 8200

Email: info@countrysideservices.com

Cox Agri
1 Greencroft Industrial Park
Stanley
Co Durham
DH9 7YA

Tel: 01207 529000
Fax: 01207 529966

Email: tags@coxagri.com
Web: www.coxagri.com

Fane Valley Co-op Society Ltd
Units 1-2
Glenavy Business Park
Glenavy Road
Moria
BT67 0LT

Tel: 028 3839 4900
Fax: 028 3835 0139

Email:pat.donnelly@fanevalleystores.com
Web: www.fanevalleystores.com

 

Ketchum Manufacturing Company Ltd
Ground Floor
Highview House
Tattenham Crescent
Epsom Downs
KT18 5QJ

Tel: 01737 812218
Fax: 01737 814372 or 01737 742202

Email: enquiries@ketchums.co.uk or sale@ketchums.co.uk
Web: www.ketchums.co.uk

 

Nordic Star Ear Tags Ltd
Unit 8 Grove Park Court
Grove Park Terrace
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 4DP
United Kingdom

Tel: 0800 7319465

Email: sales@nordicstar.co.uk

Datamars Agri UK Limited
c/o Quicktag
7a Churchfield Road
Ballycastle
Co Antrim
BT54 6PJ

Tel: 028 2076 8696
Fax: 028 2076 8699

Email: info@quicktag.co.uk
jennifer.maybin@quicktag.co.uk / francis.farrell@quicktag.co.uk
Buy online www.quicktag.co.uk

Ritchey (NI)
Unit 2,
34 Northbrook Industrial Estate
Newmills Road
Coleraine
Co Londonderry
BT52 2JB

Tel: 02870 320029
Fax: 02870 353652

Email: sales@ritchey.co.uk
Web: www.Ritchey.co.uk

Ritchey
1 Greencroft Industrial Park
Stanley
Co Durham
DH9 7YA

Tel: 01207 529000
Fax: 01207 529966

Email: info@ritchey.co.uk
Web: www.Ritchey.co.uk

Schippers Europe B.V.
Rond Deel 12
5531 AH Bladel
Tel: 0031-(0)497-551616

Email:  r.meulenbroeks@schippers.eu
Web: 
www.schippers.eu

Schippers UK Ltd
1st Floor Sackville House
143 - 149 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 6BN

 

Shearwell Data Ltd
Putham
Wheddon Cross
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 7AS

Tel: 01643 841611
Fax: 01643 841628

Email: sales@shearwell.co.uk

Laboratories

Approved by DAERA to provide BVDV test results for the Northern Ireland BVD eradication scheme

Lab Address & tel number Contact name and email

Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI)

Stoney Road
Stormont
Belfast
BT4 3SD
Tel: 02890 519503

Ms Emma Campbell
emma.campbell@afbini.gov.uk
bvd.testing@afbini.gov.uk

Agri Diagnostics Ireland Lab

Lawlor’s Cross
Dunrine
Co Kerry
Ireland          
Tel: 00 35364 6633922

Kieran O’Donovan
kieran@agridiagnostics.ie
 

Biobest Laboratories Ltd

6 Charles Darwin House
The Edinburgh Technopole
Milton Bridge
Nr Penicuik
EH26 0PY

Tel: 0131 4402628

Dr Susan Duthie
susanduthie@biobest.co.uk

The Cattle Information Service (CIS)

Speir House
Stafford Park One
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 3BD

Tel: 01923 695320

Aga Blachowicz
thelab@thecis.co.uk

Enfer Labs

Unit T M7 Business  Park
Newhall
Naas
Co. Kildare

Tel: 00 35345 983805

Dr Paul Simmons
paulsimmons@enfergroup.com

FarmLab Diagnostics Ltd

Elphin
Castlrea
Co Roscommon
Ireland F45 W89

Tel: 00 35371 9530792

John Gilmore / Vanessa Moffatt
admin@farmlab.ie
johngilmore@farmlab.ie

Independent Milk Laboratories (IML)

Shercock Road Bailieborough                 
Co Cavan
Rep of Ireland

Tel: 0429675353

Robert Burns
robertb@imlabs.ie

National Milk Laboratories (NML)

32 Kelvin Avenue
Hillington Park
Glasgow
G52 4LT

Tel: 0141 8926284

Mr Derek Connolly
derekc@nmr.co.uk

SACC Veterinary Services

Central Analytical Laboratory
Allan Watt
Building
Bush Estate, Penicuik
Midlothian, Scotland
EH26 0QE

Tel: 0131 5353130

Ralph Seaton
ralph.seaton@sac.co.uk

In addition, DAERA has approved the following labs for recognition of their test results for bovines born in other jurisdictions  (for the purpose of recognising these results where a bovine subsequently moves to a herd in Northern Ireland)

Lab Address & tel number Contact name and email

Department of
Agriculture, Food and the Marine       

Central Veterinary Research Laboratory 
Young's Cross
Celbridge
Co.Kildare
W23 X3PH

Tel: 00353(0)
16157225           

Jose Maria Lozano
Josemaria.lozano@agriculture.gov.ie

FBA Laboratories Ltd

Carrigeen Industrial Estate
Cappoquin
Co Waterford
P51 RW14      

Tel: 00353(0) 5852861

Elaine Langley
milkdiagnostic@fba-labs.com
 

Oldcastle Laboratories Ltd

Cogan Street
Oldcastle
Co. Meath
A82 HW90

Tel: 00353(0) 498541160

Claire Foley
info@oldcastlelabs.ie
 

Animal health Laboratories Ltd
Shinagh House
Dunmanway Road
Bandon
Co Cork
P72 TY31
Tel : 0238854100

Lorraine Richardson

LRichardson@ahli.ie

 

 

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