Brattleboro, Vt.—A new online ear tag ordering Web site is now available for customers who use the Official Holstein Ear Tags for the Tag ID program, National FAIR, or other programs requiring official ear tags. Created by Holstein Association USA, www.holsteintags.com offers producers the option to order inventory or replacement ear tags, as well as taggers and other accessories at their convenience online.
"We hope the site will increase customer service to those who order Official Holstein Ear Tags for their cattle,” says Adam Griffin, Holstein Association USA Dairy ID Manager. "We have heard from a number of members that they would prefer to order their tags online, as opposed to calling in their orders. With the new site, customers will have the ability to order tags when it is convenient for them, including evenings and weekends.”
The site is accessible from the Holstein Association USA Web site (www.holsteinusa.com) or by going directly to www.holsteintags.com. New visitors to the site will simply need to register for a username and password to begin ordering tags. Each customer will have an individual profile, which will store not only contact and shipping information, but will also have a record of previous orders and tracking information for each order. The information on the profile may be updated at any time. The site will also feature a host of information about the tag products that are available, as well as national identification.
Official Holstein Ear Tags, using the Allflex tamper-proof tag, provide a high level of integrity which is essential for a valued identification program and are excellent for day-to-day herd management. The tags have official animal identification numbers printed on them (in addition to the herd management number), allowing the animal's unique lifetime number to be assigned when the calf is tagged. Tags are highly customizable, available in eight colors and five different styles, with herd management numbers of the customer's choosing printed on them.
For more information, please contact the Holstein Association USA at (800) 952-5200 or visit www.holsteinusa.com.