Ketchum Tags On Location

Parlay Studios in New York, one of our new customers,  is using Ketchum cattle neck tags to identify their expensive photography equipement.  They were kind enough to send us a note on how well the tags are working for them.

Here at Parlay Studios we use your tags on film and photography shoots to label our vast equipment inventory.  They are extremely useful in which they clearly label our gear and make it easier for our clients to differentiate our equipment from their own.  Now they not only set us apart from every other equipment rental studio, but let everybody know where they can contact us to order their own!  
 
EQ tags are not only informative but also stand out amongst a wide range of equipment in the production world.  For example we have about 40 sandbags in our inventory, a necessity during any production, and each one is clearly tagged with our personalized EQ Tag.  
 
There are no doubts as to which sandbags are ours and which belong to clients.  This is a large help to our business because we no longer have to worry about missing gear.  If someone borrows something they know exactly where to return it.  Thank you so much for your amazing product! 
 
 
 I have also attached a few photographs that show how we use EQ Tags.
 
 
Thanks!
Victoria
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Colorful Nylon Kennel Tags

Which pets are on a special diet, who’s having surgery in the morning, what medication is required? Keeping track of the special needs of your guests can be a challenge, especially when they can’t answer your questions.  Busy veterinary offices and boarding facilities have many pets in and out every day with several staff members caring for them.  While having a chart or file on each pet is necessary for recording their care, a quick reference on the cage can be helpful. 

The bright colors and durable nylon make our #421 cattle neck tags the perfect kennel tag.  The nylon tags measure 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ with a 1″ hole and are available in Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Black and White.  The tags are available with 1-3/8″ numbers if you just need to identify each cage or run. 

We can engrave just about any information you may require.  Of course, the number of characters will determine the size of the type.  Some examples of kennel tags we’ve engraved are “Caution Aggressive”, “Under Vet Care”, “No Food or Water”.  We did have fun with one of our customers, they wanted a tag that said “Dislikes Men”, we sent an extra tag engraved with “Loves Men!”

To quickly clip the tags to the kennel, we recommend our Bolt Snap or Trigger Snaphooks.  Either hook is attached to the tag with an 1-1/8″ key ring.

The durability of the nylon makes these tags the perfect reusable marking system.  The 421 neck tag was originally developed for use on dairy cows. The tags withstand heat and cold, and do not chip or break when banged around and can be disinfected right along with the rest of the kennel.

Please contact us at sales@ketchummfg.com with your tagging requirements, we’ll be happy to work with you to get the best marking solution.

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Cattle Tags on the Ski Slope

We were so excited to learn that our plastic cattle ear tags are being used to mark the gate positions on the slalom ski course at an area resort.

The ski team requires a reusable tag that is able to withstand cold, snowy weather as well as being durable enough to survive being run over by speeding skies.  Our 402 cattle ear tags have been working perfectly.  The tags are nailed into the snow for each training session to mark the position of the poles.  Often the poles are knocked down and need to be replaced in the same pattern.

After 10 years on the ski slope some of the tags are beginning to break down and need to be replaced.   We think the harsh environment of the ski slope is a great testament for the durability and longevity of our plastic tags.  We also like to hear about the unusual places our tags are employed!

402 Cattle Ear Tags are molded from urethane, measuring 2-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ ,and are available in green, red, blue, yellow, violet, black, orange, white and neon colors; pink, green and orange.  Our plastic ear tags can be ordered in numbered sets, the large numbers are hot stamped into the plastic, creating a permanent, highly visible number.

Our line of plastic ear tags are available in several sizes, one that’s sure to meet your tagging requirements, whether you’re tagging livestock ears or ski slopes!  Please check out our full line of products on our website www.ketchummfg.com.

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Are Ewe My Maa-Maa?

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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ketchummfg.com/Tattoo-Equipment-Animal-c120.html, including pliers, digits, inks and pastes.

Order your ear tags Today at https://www.ketchummfg.com/ so you’ll be ready to identify which lamb belongs to which ewe as soon as they’re born.

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Structure Fire

“The building collapsed with four firefighters inside!”  Our customer, Travis, called to tell us how well his fire company’s accountability system worked.

There were 27 volunteer fire companies at the working structure fire.  I’m sure you can imagine how easily a fire scene can become confusing.  The trucks are loud, there are fire fighters from different companies and the adrenaline is running high.    Four fire fighters, including Travis, were inside the building and the building collapsed, thankfully, all four men were able to escape unharmed.  A firefighter from one of the other companies was shouting that there was still a man inside.  The safety officer assured him that everyone was out.  He was correct and all of the firefighters were out of the building. 

The fire company in charge of the fire scene has established an accountability system.  Travis is our contact and he orders the 421-FF accountability tags from us. They use a two tag system, one tag stays on the fire fighter’s gear and the second tag is given to the safety officer when the fire fighter enters the building and is retrieved when he exits the building.

We are very proud to have our tags involved in programs to keep our firefighters safe.  The design, implementation and consistent use of the accountability system is very important.  The team needs to understand the routine and to use it every time at every scene.

Travis has had three of the volunteer companies that were at the structure fire contact him to help with the design of their accountability programs.  He assures us they will be ordering their accountability tags from Ketchum! 

Thank you, Travis, and all your fellow firefighters, for the dedication and time you spend training so that when we call, you are able to come to our rescue.

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