National Band & Tag is constantly looking for new pictures of our tags in use. It’s the pictures from our customers that we use on our social media, website, catalog, and promotional items! As the manufacturer, once the bands and tags leave our factory, we don’t get to see them put on their final destination, such as an animal, piece of art, tree, or asset. We are asking all our customers for new pictures to use! By submitting your pictures here, your picture could be featured as our next #TagTuesday with a shoutout and link to your company. You can also email pictures, or any questions to [email protected].
2021 is the 15th World Rabies Day, hosted by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC). This year’s World Rabies Day theme is: “Rabies: Facts, not Fear”. For rabies, fears, misconceptions and misinformation about the disease and its prevention dates back hundreds of years. This year’s theme is focused on sharing facts about rabies, and not spreading fear about the disease by relying on misinformation and myths.
Facts: Facts are essential for raising disease awareness, preventing rabies cases, having the animal population vaccinated, and educating people about the dangers of rabies and how to prevent it. Without facts we would not have data for decision-makers to inform them of the serious nature of the disease. We would not be able to advocate for its elimination and the burden of the disease would remain unknown, resulting in tens of thousands of people and animals continuing to die from rabies each year. Let us use facts to raise awareness and educate others about rabies, a 99% fatal, yet 100% preventable disease.
Fear: The word “fear” has three meanings in this year’s theme. Firstly, it relates to the general fear caused by rabies, the fear people experience when encountering rabid animals, and the fear that people live with in communities plagued by rabies. The second meaning relates directly to the symptom of fear that people may experience when infected with rabies. Lastly, fear relates to the fear caused by ‘fake news’ or myths about rabies – making people afraid of vaccination, making people afraid to get their animals sterilized or vaccinated, and making people believe in ineffective treatments for the disease.
World Rabies Day was created to raise awareness and advocate for rabies elimination globally and is designed to unite all people, organizations, and stakeholders against rabies. World Rabies Day is held every year on September 28. This date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur, the first person to successfully create a vaccine against rabies. Collaboration is critical for success and everyone is encouraged to take part. The only way that we can eliminate rabies and end the needless suffering is by working together and uniting towards a common goal – the goal of Zero by 30. Learn more about World Rabies Day at: www.rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day
National Band & Tag Company is an avid supporter of rabies vaccinations, as a family owned manufacturer of rabies vaccination tags.
Tips For Designing Your Vineyard Row ID Tags
What info are you needing on your tags? We customize the tags with any information you want on them, so you will need to tell us what exactly you want. Usually, our customer’s tags feature info such as: block number, row number, clone, rootstock, grape type, year planted, logo, company name, etc. Knowing what text and artwork you want on your tags will help you in the next step, picking a tag style.
Which style tag should I get? We have multiple tag styles to choose from, but to help narrow it down for you, here are our most popular styles for Vineyard Tags.
- RECTANGLE TAGS: Style #14ARBOR: 3″x5″ with 5/32″ holes top & bottom. (These tag blanks are kept in stock so they will ship out faster). Style #14: Rectangle with rounded corners, comes in multiple heights/lengths, with the most common being 1-1/4″ x 4″. (Holes are usually are on the left and right side so the tag can be bent around a post and nailed in).
- ROUND TAGS: Style #116 (1-3/4″) and Style #93 (2″) are our two largest sizes for metal tags. If you want plastic tags, we offer Style #7366 that is 2-5/8″. There are limitations for the customization on plastic tags, but they do come in multiple colors. Please note that plastic tags will not last outdoors as long as our black UV stable aluminum. When ordering, please convey to your sales representative if you want radial or straight text.
Other Design Options:
- All true-type fonts are available. If you don’t specify, we will pick a basic font for you.
- Logos and artwork need to be a black and white, high resolution file. Learn more here.
- QR Codes and Barcodes are also available on metal tags.
If you have any questions about your Vineyard Row ID Tags, please contact us at 859-261-2035 or email us at [email protected], and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.
Share pictures of your Vineyard Tags in action for the chance to be featured on our website and social media!
Why purchase your 2022 rabies tags from National Band & Tag?
- We have standard rabies tags and Paw Finders rabies tag options
- Low-cost leader
- Manufactured in America
- Multiple sizes available to fit both cats and dogs
- Your information, custom stamped to meet your rabies vaccination needs
- Annual order reminders are sent out each year after your first purchase
- Both 1-year and 3-year rabies tags are available
How to place your 2022 rabies tags order:
- Order Online
- Call us at 859-261-2035 to place an order over the phone with a customer service representative. (Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 EST)
- Email your order to [email protected]
- Fill out the PDF order form and email, fax it (859-261-8247), or mail it to us
- Make changes to the order reminder you received in the mail and then email, fax, or mail it to us
August 15, 2021 is National Band & Tag’s 119th Anniversary!
As we celebrate this year, we’d like to thank our customers and employees for sticking with us through COVID-19.
NB&T’s President, Kevin Haas, says, “When I became President in 2019, I never imagined we’d be tested with something like the COVID-19 pandemic. But we managed to stay open for our customers, serving multiple essential industries. Even with COVID-19 regulations limiting us, our customers and employees understood, and we all worked together to keep products moving. Keeping everyone safe, following guidelines, implementing cleaning and social distancing were our top priorities. I am so proud of how well my fellow family members and our employees strove to keep everyone as healthy as possible. COVID-19 slightly delayed our newest product release last year. So, we are all excited about our new Paw Finders option for rabies tags which is rolling out right now. Another innovation in a long line of products providing unique and innovative identification solutions for many purposes. I am thankful to be a part of a company that has been around for 119 years and look forward to helping preserve National Band & Tag’s legacy for the next 119 years to come.”
National Band & Tag’s president, Kevin Haas, started in 1989 as the 3rd member of the 4th generation to start working for the family-owned company. He has spearheaded multiple advancements over the years such as developing our laser-etching options across multiple product lines, developing the fusion wing bands product line, automating a portion of our customized stamping process and co-developing the new Paw Finders Rabies Tag feature. Kevin has helped lead NB&T’s research and development for decades, contributing to National Band & Tag’s vision to be the #1 choice for identification bands and tags.
Our customer Taganize, Inc, by John Tengstrom, has given our plain aluminum tag an upgrade by adding a NFC (near-field communication) microchip! Taganize is a dog tag and dedicated website combo to manage your pet’s information. Now your dog will carry all of its information with it at all times, helping give you peace of mind.
Using your Android or iPhone, tap your smartphone against the tag and the dog’s profile immediately pops up. Have 24/7 access to veterinary records, dietary restrictions, and owner contact info incase the pet goes missing. You can also add other ID information to the profile, such as license tag, rabies tag, and microchip number. With Taganize, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what information you can store about your pet. Customize pages and download PDFs to fit your pet’s needs. An in-depth dog profile is helpful for not only pets with medical needs, but police dogs, dogs that frequently fly and travel, service dogs and more.
While we are enjoying summer vacation, schools will be starting up again soon. Order your school spirit keychains now so that you can greet your students on the first day with a school keychain! Keychains are also great to keep on hand as prizes for spirit rallies, perfect attendance, fundraiser winners, and other school functions. With over 160+ tag shapes, and 11 aluminum colors, we have a lot of different options to choose from. Batch Anodizing is also available to match your school’s color exactly. Sports teams, after-school clubs, specialty programs, etc. can order more personalized tags with the student’s name on it. Ball chains and O-rings are available to complete your custom school spirit keychain!
View more examples from our customers here.
During the pandemic, many restaurants have gotten rid of their paper menus and substituted in QR Codes that when scanned, leads to their menu online. This saved restaurants money on printing disposable menus, and time on cleaning menus. QR Codes printed on paper or labels, aren’t as durable as QR Codes engraved on metal. NB&T offers custom laser etched metal tags that can be used to created QR Coded Menu tags for your restaurant!
The first tag featured above is made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is a non-corrosive material, that will stand up to harsh cleaning chemicals used to clean tables. So the QR Code will never fade or be ruined. The second tag featured above is made from black UV stable aluminum material. These tags would be a great option for restaurants with outdoor seating or picnic tables, because this material will last outdoors for 20+ years. This picture is a great example of the multiple ways available to customize your QR Coded Menu tags.
You won’t ever need to update your tags, as long as you don’t change the URL. You just update the webpage your menu is on, and all the QR Codes will automatically lead to your updated page. When ordering tags, we will create the QR Code for you, we just need to know your URL, (EX: www.YourMenu.com). To get started, check out all the tag shapes and sizes we have available.
Custom Tags – Our most popular metal ear tag is the style #49. Metal ear tags are one-piece and self-piercing. Another identification option for your cattle is plastic ear tags. These tags are two-pieces, a female and male part. NB&T produces Flex-Lok ear tags, and is a distributor of plastic tags for AllFlex, Destron Fearing, and Perma-Flex. Metal ear tags for cattle are more economical compared to plastic ear tags. But plastic ear tags provide a highly visible number and has more color options.
NUES/ Brucellosis Tags – Can only be ordered by an accredited veterinarian. NUES tags are silver, and brucellosis ear tags are orange.
Sheep / Goat Tags
Custom Tags – Our most popular metal ear tags is the style #505 and the style #681. The #505 is the same style that is used for the official scrapie tag program. We also offer a few select styles of plastic ear tags for sheep and goats. Plastic ear tags will be two-pieces, while metal ear tags will be one-piece that is self-piercing.
Scrapie Tags – We produce the metal scrapie tags. For plastic scrapie tags, please contact the AllFlex Company at 833-727-2743. Metal ear tags can only be closed with our applicator, and the plastic tags can only be closed with an AllFlex applicator. To order scrapie tags from either company you will first need your Flock ID number, which you can get from calling the USDA at 866-873-2824.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 859-261-2035 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.
National Band & Tag manufactures asset identification tags for many purposes, but one of the more unique uses is for beehives! Our customer Robert Couchman with BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue goes in and safely removes honeybees from places they shouldn’t be in and re-locates them to his apiaries. He uses our tags on his beehives as part of his apiary management system. Numbered tags allow Robert to track which hives have been tested and treated for parasites, the queen of the hive, and many other important factors for keeping healthy honeybees.
Scout honeybees will go off in search of a new home, and sometimes the home they decide on, is not the most honeybee friendly place. You don’t want to suddenly stumble across a hive of fifteen to twenty thousand honeybees in your house, shed, roof, garage, etc. BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue in Wisconsin helps rescue and relocate honeybees as much as possible. Timing is key, with the best chance for successful relocation being in late March to early September. Early relocation allows the colony to establish a new hive, expand colony population, and store enough honey and pollen to survive a Wisconsin winter.
If you are interested in learning more about BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue and Robert’s work, check out his website: https://sewihoneybeeremoval.org/
If you are a beekeeper interested in starting your own asset tag management system, check out our large variety of customizable tags!
Tag Style 243 (1” x 2-1/8”) Plain Aluminum with numbering.
We offer a few different styles of flipper tags for sea turtles, such as the #1005-49, #1005-681 Monel, and #681 Inconel. But we now offer an even larger, #691 Incoloy turtle tag. By tagging sea turtles with flipper tags, we can learn more about their migratory patterns, growth rates, survival, and reproductive output. The more information we have on these beautiful creatures, the more we can do to help conserve them for the future.
Multiple conservation organizations use our flipper tags for identification.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – “We use National Band and Tag Company’s Style 681 Inconel Tag. We’ve found these to have the greatest retention and lowest corrosion rates of the various flipper tags we’ve tried in the past.”
Seaturtle.org – “The most commonly used Monel or Inconel flipper tags (Model Number 1005-681) are available from the National Band and Tag Company”
Celebrate turtles, and learn more about conserving them on May 23rd, with World Turtle Day! “The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.”
Use the chart below to compare National Band & Tag’s most popular wing band styles to find the right style for you. For additional help, call us at 859-261-2035 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.
898 Tab End
|Material||.020″ Aluminum (Colored Only)||.025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored)||.025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored)||.025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored) or Brass|
|Eyelets||None||Colored or Stainless Steel||None||None|
(Tag price only. Additional fees may apply. 2021 pricing)
|Stamping Limits (Max limit without an extensive setup fee)||2 lines / 10 characters each line||2 lines / 10 characters each line||2 lines / 10 characters each line||2 lines / 8 characters each line|
|Sealing Method||Bend tab over. (Not tamper resistant)||Eyelet seals (Tamper-resistant)||Tube seals forming its own eyelet (Tamper-resistant)||Self-piercing (Not tamper-resistant)|
(See individual pages for exact measurements)
(-2.75, -3, -3.5, -4)
(-2.75, -3 -4)
|1 size||1 size|
|Barcodes||Laser Etched: Yes (-2.75 and -3)
Fusion: Yes (-3 only)
|Fusion: Yes (-2.75 only)||Fusion: Yes||None|
Utilice la siguiente tabla que compara las placas para alas mas populares de National Band & Tag, para encontrar el modelo que mejor se ajuste a sus necesidades. Si desea ayuda adicional, puede llamarnos al 859-261-2035 y alguna de nuestras representantes le podrá asistir. Tenemos una línea en español, para su comodidad.
Estilo 898 Tab End
Estilo 890 Zip
Estilo 892-3 Zip
Estilo 893 Jiffy
|Material||.020″ Aluminio (en colores solamente)||.025″ Aluminio (Plateado o en colores)||.025″ Aluminio (Plateado o en colores)||.025″ Aluminio (Plateado o en colores) o Latón|
|Remaches||Ninguno||Colores o acero||Ninguno||Ninguno|
(de la placa solamente, cargos adicionales podrían ser aplicables. Precios del 2021)
|Mas bajo||2do mas bajo||Mas algo||bajo|
|Límites de estampado (máximo sin incurrir en estampado extendido)||2 líneas / 10 caracteres por línea
(para el tamaño 3)
|2 líneas / 10 caracteres por línea
(para el tamaño 3)
|2 líneas / 10 caracteres por línea||2 líneas / 8 caracteres por línea|
|Metodo de sellado||Solapa (no es inviolable)||Remache (Inviolable)||Remache integrado (Inviolable)||Hebilla (No inviolable)|
(vea las paginas individuales para medidas de cada uno)
(-2.75, -3, -3.5, -4)
(-2.75, -3 -4)
|1 tamaño||1 tamaño|
|Código de Barra||Grabado en láser: Sí (-2.75 y -3)
Fusion: Sí (-3 solamente)
|Fusion: Sí (-2.75 solamente)||Fusion: Sí||Ninguno|
National Gardening Day – April 14th
What it is: Time to get out there and start gardening! Today is meant to be an encouragement for new gardeners to get their green thumb going and start their gardening adventure. Use this day to visit your local garden center to pick up some new plants, or to go outside and start planting.
How it relates to NB&T: We manufacture a variety of garden markers and plant labels used in both small and large gardens, garden centers, and botanical gardens.
National Get To Know Your Customers Day – April 15th
What it is: A day for businesses to get even closer with their customers!
How it relates to NB&T: Our large product line has grown due to customers bringing us new ideas and tag requests. We are always eager to know how our customers are using our tags. Customers can submit pictures of their tags in use for the chance to have their pictures featured on our social media and website.
International Bat Appreciation Day – April 17th
What it is: This day is used to help spread the word about the important role bats play in our ecosystem, and what we can do to help protect them.
How it relates to NB&T: One of the most unique bands we manufacture is the wing band for bats! Researchers use these bands to track bats and learn more about them. Bat conservation fits right in with the theme of National Bat Appreciation Day.
National Pet ID Week – April 17 – 23rd
What it is: This week gives pet owners a great opportunity to review the steps they can take to make sure their pet has the best chance of being recovered should the animal become lost.
How it relates to NB&T: Rabies Tags, License Tags, Shelter ID Tags, Microchipped Tags, Blank Tags for Personalization Kiosks, Kennel Tags, USDA/ODA Tags. We produce all kinds of tags for dogs and cats! Proper identification for your dog or cat is so important in case they get lost. We are a huge supporter of National Pet ID Week because it is a great reminder to check your pet’s tags and make sure they are all up-to-date with the correct information and year date.
National Lineman Appreciation Day – 18th
What it is: A day to honor the men and women who work hard to keep the power going and the lights on.
How it relates to NB&T: To assist in proper power pole management, which helps keeps linemen safe, we manufacture power pole tags!
Hug a Plumber Day – April 25th
What it is: A day to recognize those who come to the rescue when we have pipe, leaks, and drain issues.
How it relates to NB&T: We make plumber’s lives easier with our plumber tags! With the correct valves labeled, it makes their job easier and faster.
Arbor Day – April 30th
What it is: A day to encourage the planting of trees.
How it relates to NB&T: Arboretum Tags are one of our newest and most quickly growing product lines. We are very excited for arboretums to use our tags to help educate the public on different species of trees.
Trees, plants, shrubs, flowers all come in different sizes, and so should your identification tags! NB&T can help create a simple or extravagant look to your ID tags for your arboretum, walking trail, botanical garden, or nature preserve. We’ve listened and learned from our customers, and with their help, came up with these popular tags for trees, plants, and everything else in your arboretum.
Our most popular style is the #14ARBOR Tags. These large, 3” x 5” tags are made from Black UV Stable Aluminum, which provides high visibility and will last outdoors for 20+ years.
For attaching your tag directly to the tree, we offer nails and springs (styles #1529 & # 1528). Or if you don’t want the tag directly on the tree, we offer 20” tall stakes (style #1530). Stakes come with an adhesive label for attaching the tag to the stake.
Our customers like to put QR Codes on their Arboretum Tags to create a self-guided walking trail experience. You can read more here on how to create a trail with QR Coded tags.
While the 3” x 5” is one of the largest tags we offer, we also have other shapes and sizes available for your tree tagging needs.
New as of 2020! Style #14PLANT is a 1.5” x 4.5” plant tag, made to match the tree tag version. Even though these tags are smaller, we are still able to offer QR Codes and logos due to our high-tech laser etching process. By matching your plant tags and tree tags, you can create a clean, cohesive look to your arboretum.
For attaching the plant tag, we offer 12” stakes (style #1531). Stakes come with an adhesive label for attaching the tag to the stake.
Honor those who donate to your arboretum with a memorial tag! The tags can be mounted to trees, benches, fountains, and statues, to memorialize those who have donated, employees, sponsors, etc. Memorial Tags can be personalized with names, dates, quotes, and almost anything else you could imagine. They are also made from the same Black UV Stable Aluminum material as the plant and tree tags which means it will last outdoors for 20+ years
Use this Excel Sheet to send us the information you want laser etched onto your tags. Sketches, drawings, and mockups are also helpful to ensure we get the layout of your tags correct. If you have questions, email us at [email protected] or call us at 859-261-2035 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.
March 19th is National Poultry Day! Did you know, the word poultry is derived from the Latin word “pullus” which means “small animal”? Today we use the word poultry to describe domesticated birds kept for meat, eggs, and feathers.
National Band & Tag manufactures a variety of products for poultry identification such as wing bands, leg bands, and clip-on blinders. We got our start 118 years ago in 1902 by selling wing bands and leg bands for chickens. NB&T has many types of poultry customers, backyard farmers, genetic researchers, breeders, hatcheries, and more all use our ID products.
While our products can work on many types of poultry, here are some of the most popular items chosen by our customers depending on species:
- Chickens – Wing Bands or metal leg bands (leg band size depends on species)
- Ducks – size 14 or 16 leg bands
- Geese – Size 24 leg bands
- Peafowl – Jiffy Wing Bands, Size 22 or 24 leg bands
- Pheasants – Size 14 leg band
- Pigeons – Seamless plastic bands or size 10, 12, or 14 metal bands (depending on species)
- Turkeys – Size 24 or 28 leg bands
- Quail – 1614G leg bands
Wing Bands are a popular option because they are permanent, and have a high retention rate. Wing bands are usually put on chicks, anywhere from a day old to a few weeks, but can also be put on adult birds.
Leg bands are more commonly used on fully grown birds, but when used on a young bird, the band must be constantly changed as the bird’s leg grows. Leg bands can be a temporary source of identification or a permanent one. When ordering leg bands, please measure your bird’s leg for accurate sizing. We are not responsible for incorrect sizes being ordered. For more information on how to measure your bird’s leg, check out this blog.
Celebrate National Poultry Day with NB&T by placing your order today!
Please note that as we enter into Spring, our busy season for poultry and livestock will begin. Ordering your bands early will help you avoid longer production times.
¡El 19 de marzo es el Día Nacional de las Aves de Corral! La denominación de Aves de Corral la usamos para describir a aquellas aves domesticadas que se crían para carne, huevos y plumas. En National Band & Tag fabricamos una gran variedad de productos para la identificación de estas aves, como por ejemplo: placas para las alas, anillos para las patas y anteojeras.
Comenzamos hace 118 años en 1902 fabricando y vendiendo placas y anillos para pollos. NB&T tiene muchos tipos de clientes en el rubro avícola que utilizan nuestros productos de identificación, como por ejemplo pequeñas granjas, investigadores en el área de la genética, criadores de aves y muchos más.
Nuestros productos pueden ser utilizados en muchos tipos de aves de corral, pero los mas populares entre nuestros clientes, de acuerdo al tipo de ave en que son usados son:
- Pollos- Placas para las alas, anillos para las patas (el tamaño de estas dependerá de la especie de ave).
- Patos- Anillos para las patas, tamaño 14 o 16
- Gansos- Anillos para las patas, tamaño 24
- Pavo Real- placas para las alas Jiffy y anillos, tamaño 22 o 24
- Faisanes- anillos para las patas, tamaño 14
- Palomas- anillos plásticos sin costura, anillos metálicos tamaño 10,12 o 14.
- Pavos- anillos para las patas 24 o 28
- Codornices: anillos ajustables para las patas 1614G
Las placas para las alas son una opción popular, pues son permanentes y tiene un alto porcentaje de retención. Estas placas se colocan en pichones, a partir de un día de nacido, pero también pueden ser usados en aves adultas.
Los anillos para las patas son usualmente utilizados en aves adultas, pero cuando son usados en aves más jóvenes deben ser cambiados con frecuencia a medida que las patas de las aves se hacen mas gruesas. Los anillos pueden ser utilizados como identificación temporal o permanente. Cuando ordene anillos, por favor mida el diámetro de las patas de aves en que serán utilizadas, para obtener el tamaño correcto. No nos hacemos responsables por pedidos de tamaños erróneos. Para obtener más información acerca de como hacer esto, mire este blog.
¡Celebre el Día Nacional de las Aves de Corral con NB&T haciendo su pedido hoy!
Tenga en cuenta que a medida que avanzamos hacia la primavera, comienza nuestra temporada alta para las aves de corral y ganado. Realizar su pedido con tiempo de sus bandas le ayudará a evitar tiempos de producción más prolongados.
A unique option that National Band & Tag offers is radial text or text that goes along the curve of our round tags. Radial text is helpful for fitting lots of text on a small tag, and for fitting text along the tag when there is a hole in the middle of the tag. Curved text is popular for survey tags, tree tags, power pole tags, dog tags, promotional keychains, and more. Contact us today for a free quote on your radial text tags!
Stamped Radial Text – Text is in all caps.
Laser Etched Radial Text – Logos are available. Different fonts, lowercase, bold fonts can be used.
National Band & Tag manufacturers bird bands ranging in size from a hummingbird all the way up to a swan. We manufacture bands for the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory that are used by researchers across the United States to track multiple species of birds. The bands we produce for the USGS are Federal Bands, but we also produce Non-Federal Bands (NB&T Bands) for those who want to band their own birds or use the bands for a promotional (non-bird) use. The chart below shows the differences between the two types of bands. You can also view our Size Comparison Chart of Federal VS NB&T bands to find the band with the correct measurement for your needs.
721 York Street
Newport, KY 41071, USA
PO Box 72430
Newport, KY 41072-0430, USA
Phone: (859) 261-2035
International Phone: +18592612035
Fax: 859-261-TAGS (8247)
E-Mail: [email protected]
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