National Dairy Month

The month of June is dedicated to the hard working dairy farmers all over the country that produce one of America’s most valued items: Milk. Milk is produced in all 50 states of America and the farm value of milk production is second only to beef among livestock. Most everyone in the world consumes dairy in their daily diet. It’s safe to say that dairy is pretty important to the economic production of America.

National Dairy Month started as National Milk Month in 1937, but over the years has turned into National Dairy month to recognize the hard work of the dairy industry. But what would the dairy industry be without the dairy cows? When you have that many cows to keep track of, life can become hectic unless they are tagged and accounted for.

Here at National Band and Tag Company we make quality livestock ear tags including plastic ear tags and metal ear tags that come in many different styles, sizes and colors. These tags can be customized with your ranches name, barcodes, numbering and more. We also have RFID tags, AIN Tags and Lifechips for all your livestock identification needs!

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RFID Livestock Ear Tags

RFID Livestock Ear Tags

Destron Fearing Plastic Ear Tags

destron fearing plastic ear tags

America The Brave – Hero Bracelets

In recognition of Memorial Day this past Monday (5/25/15), we’d like to honor the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom. Memorial Day was born out of the Civil War and was established in May of 1868 to honor the fallen soldiers that fought valiantly. As John F. Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” We take pride in this country and our home, and Memorial Day reminds us each year that freedom comes at a price and we will always be thankful to our brave soldiers.

To honor these soldiers and to remember those who protect our country, National Band & Tag has formed a partnership with to create customizable Hero Bracelets and G.I. Military Style Dog Tags. These are proudly manufactured here at National Band and Tag Company in the United States of America. At you can customize a metal bracelet where $2.00 from each bracelet will go to the military branch, first responder, or family support organization of your choice. The first organization donated to was The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and they now donate to 11 other organizations! The bracelets can be made from either copper, anodized aluminum, leather, or sterling silver and can come in a multitude of colors.

Check out for more info and to order!

leather hero bracelet

Leather Hero Bracelet

black aluminum hero bracelet

Black Anodized Aluminum Hero Bracelet

pink aluminum hero bracelet

Pink Anodized Aluminum Hero Bracelet

GI military style dog tag

GI Military Style Dog Tag

Sea Turtle Conservation

The Endangered Species Act states that all six species of sea turtles living in U.S. waters are either endangered or threatened and need to be protected. Sea turtle season is upon us as the weather starts to warm up and sea turtles start to nest. Peak nesting times are from June to July and one of the best times for researchers to tag female turtles is after they have laid their eggs on the beach. Researchers use these tags to track migration patterns, population, nesting habits and more. The data collected helps to monitor and improve the conservation of sea turtles.

How can National Band & Tag Company help with sea turtle conservation?

We offer self-piercing tags that are made of Monel or our special 681IC style is also available in Inconel (Inconel is a family of austenite nickel-chromium-based superalloys.) The Inconel material stands up to the harsh salt water environment and is the perfect size for a turtle’s flipper. Sea turtle tags are usually stamped with a unique number on one side and a return address on the other side (so people can contact the researchers to report a tagged turtle).

How can you help? If you find a tagged turtle make sure to contact the address on the tag with as much information as possible. The number on the tag, the date you found it, how you found it, and the condition of the turtle are a few key pieces of information. Another way to help is to keep beaches clean of trash and to not interfere with nesting turtles or hatchlings.

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National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month! This month is used to bring awareness to electrical safety and was started by Electrical Safety Foundation International (EMSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety for at home and in the workplace. According to EMSI, “Electricity ranks sixth among all causes of occupational injury in the United States.” Also, data collected by the National Safety Council indicated that electrical hazards cause nearly one workplace fatality a day.

Are you ready to do your part to promote electrical safety within your business? Let National Band & Tag help!

We have a variety of wire and cable markers available to make identifying your business’s wires a breeze! By properly identifying wires you can make electrical repairs easier, know what each wire leads to, identify live wires, keep them organized and most importantly keep your employees safe!

Call us today with your identification challenges. 859-261-2035

Electrical Safety Products

electrical safety wire markers

Metal Wire Markers

wrap around wire marker

Wrap Around Tags

aluminum cable ties

Aluminum Cable Ties (Slot & Tongue)

Learn more about National Electrical Safety Month at:

Bird Flu – What We Can Do To Help

The USDA has confirmed numerous cases of bird flu (avian influenza) since December 2014. It’s been reported in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (migratory bird paths). The disease is not limited to any one type of flock, as it has been found in wild birds as well as backyard and commercial poultry flocks. Click here for a current map of the US areas affected.

To help curb the problem the USDA has plans in place, which include surveillance, reporting, biosecurity, movement control, vaccination and depopulation. All of these plans require diligent tracking and tagging of birds. That’s where we come in.

At National Band & Tag, we’ve been providing banding and tagging solutions for birds for over 100 years. We manufacture wing bands, adjustable leg bands and non- adjustable leg bands, as well as hundreds of other products. These styles, specifically, can be helpful tools in the quarantine, eradication, monitoring, and testing processes.

If you have questions, or would like more information about the solutions we offer, give us a call at 859-261-2035. We’d be happy to help.

Specific Products that May Be Useful for Bird Flu Prevention

Poultry Wingbands – Style 681681

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