Flex-Lok Plastic Ear Tags

These two-piece plastic livestock ear tags can be combined (any female and any male piece) to form a single unit. All male pieces have an open brass tip, it is the actual applicator pin that pierces the ear. This line of tags is now available at National Band & Tag, please call us at 859-261-2035 for a free quote or if you have any questions!

Style #401 Male & Female

  • Style 401 plastic cattle ear tagFor use with cattle, hogs and game animals
  • Measurements: 1-3/4” height x 2-1/4” width
  • Attach with 485SA applicator

Style #402

style 402 flex-lok tag

  • For use with cattle and game animals
  • Measurements: 2-3/8” height x 2-7/8” width
  • Attach with 485SA applicator

Style #404 Male & Female

  • Style 404 plastic ear tagFor use with hogs, sheep, lambs, goats and game animals
  • Measurements: 1-3/8” height x 1-5/8” width
  • Attach with 485SA applicator

Style #405 Male & Female

style 405 flex-lok tag sheep ear tag

  • For use with hogs, sheep, lambs, goats and game animals
  • Measurements: 2-5/8” height x 3/4” width
  • Attach with 485SA applicator

Style #410 Male & Female

  • Style 410 stud tagFor use with hogs, sheep, lambs, goats and game animals
  • Male button is used to seal any female piece
  • Measurements: 1-1/8” diameter
  • Attach with 485SA applicator

Style 485SA

style 485SA flex-lok applicator

  • Double compound leverage applicator for all plastic Flex Lok tags
  • Aluminum and stainless steel
  • Applicator pin pierces the ear
  • Permanent Imprinting: Hot machine stamped numbers, letters, and brand to your specifications
  • Material & Retention: Multiple colors in the highest quality virgin polyurethane – pliable and unbreakable assuring the highest retention rate
  • Colors: Red, blue, orange, green, yellow, white and others available
  • Backside numbering and stamping available

Order Your 2017 Rabies Tags!

blue rosette rabies tags

The 2017 style of the year rabies tag is the Blue Rosette.

Why purchase from National Band & Tag?

  • Quick turnaround times
  • Low cost leader
  • Manufacturer in America
  • Multiple shapes and sizes available to fit all types of pets
  • Your information – custom stamped to meet your needs
  • Yearly order reminders are mailed out each year after your first purchase
  • Colored aluminum available for 1 year tags and stainless steel is available for 3 year tags

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Hybrid Tags

Hybrid tags are some of NB&T’s most unique tags because they feature both engraving methods – stamping and laser etching! We specialize in stamping sequential numbers and laser etching barcodes and logos.

Hybrid tags feature the best of both worlds to provide a completely customized tag. We can have both stamping and laser etching on the same side or do it front and back like the examples below.

What do you think about hybrid tags?


hybrid tag stamped and laser etched hybrid tag stamped and laser etched hybrid tag

Call or email for a free quote!

Pricing is based on the size of the tag and the amount of laser etching.

Migratory Bird Treaty

August 16, 2016 marks the centennial (100th year) of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds – known as the Migratory Bird Treaty. Three other treaties were signed shortly thereafter with Japan, Russia and Mexico. The Migratory Bird Treaty, the three additional treaties and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are the cornerstones of efforts to conserve birds that migrate across international borders.

migratory bird treaty logoThis act makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations.

Many of these migratory birds may be found wearing one of National Band’s bird bands. We produce a wide variety of styles, sizes, and colors to accommodate the tracking of these migratory birds.

Centennial Campaign Goals:

Create awareness about the importance of migratory bird conservation by encouraging news media stories about treaty achievements, migratory birds, and habitat conservation, and connecting people to migratory bird conservation via social media.

Promote key actions that anyone can take to help birds. This includes participating in citizen science programs such as bird counts; expanding property and homeowner use of bird-friendly practices such as lights out programs, reducing collisions, and maintaining wildlife-friendly gardens; and increasing sales of the Federal Duck Stamp, which protects habitat for migratory birds.

Increase support for migratory bird conservation programs and initiatives by strengthening national and international partnerships and increasing knowledge and understanding of key legislation for migratory birds.

Expand opportunities for engagement in activities such as bird watching, hunting, and conservation, including bird-focused programs and festivals.

To learn more about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act check out:


Batch Anodize Your Tags!

Need a premium finish for your tags? We can provide that!

Batch Anodizing is a process of coating the tag once it has been die cut. The color covers the entire surface of the tag, including the edges. This creates a much more finished and refined look to your tag. This process is not a standard option, and will incur more cost, but for certain uses is very worthwhile!

Golf Divot Tools, showing edges that are fully coated with color.

Golf Divot Tools, showing edges that are fully coated with color.

Batch Anodized tags must be made from aluminum material. There is a wide variety of color and pattern options available, however keep in mind that they are not UV stable. Please inquire early about your order as the scheduling of certain colors can sometimes be weeks or months out.

Click here to read more about Batch Anodizing and to see more examples of Batch Anodized tags!

We look forward to working with you on your next order — call or email us for more details and pricing.