The new lambs and kids will be arriving soon! Of course, the ewes knew which little bundle of cuteness belongs to them, but do you?
As children, one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books was “Are You My Mother?” A baby bird hatches while the mother bird is away from the nest and spends the rest of the book running around asking various animals, “are you my mother?” Our Mom always used different voices for each of the characters, probably why we liked ths story so much! Today I’m picturing a flock of lambs all baa-ing for their Mama!
At Ketchum, we manufacture several small metal ear tags that are perfect for little ears. The #314 Tambra http://www.ketchummfg.com/c32/c117/Tambra-Ear-Wing-Tags-Brass-Numbered-p437.html, is a small brass tag, measuring 3/4″ long by 3/16″ wide with a tamper proof locking button. The tags are sequentially numbered on one side and can be personalize with up to six characters on the other side. These same tags are also available in aluminum.
Our #312 Kemco http://www.ketchummfg.com/c32/Kemco-Aluminum-Ear-Tags-c116.html , is slightly larger, made from aluminum and measures 1-1/4″ long by 1/4″ wide. The Kemco can be personalized with up to nine characters in one or two lines.
You may prefer or require a tags that is visible from a distance, Ketchum carries plastic ear tags. We recommend the #404 and #405 plastic tags for sheep and goat ears http://www.ketchummfg.com/Plastic-Ear-Tags-c87.html
If you prefer to tattoo the ears as a means of identification we carry a full line of tattoo equipment http://www.ketchummfg.com/Tattoo-Equipment-Animal-c120.html, including pliers, digits, inks and pastes.
Order your ear tags Today at http://www.ketchummfg.com/ so you’ll be ready to identify which lamb belongs to which ewe as soon as they’re born.