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National Poultry Day – 2024

March 19th is National Poultry Day, a time to celebrate the incredible contributions of poultry to our diets, economies, and cultures worldwide. From the everyday chicken to the Thanksgiving turkey, poultry plays a significant role in our lives.

Poultry is any domesticated bird used for food. Varieties include chicken, turkey, goose, duck, Cornish game hens, and game birds such as pheasant, squab, and guinea fowl. National Band & Tag manufacturers identification products for all the birds listed above and more! This year’s goal for National Poultry Day is to make doing business with NB&T even easier.

NEW – EASY CHECKOUT:

Celebrate National Poultry Day by placing an order for wing bands or leg bands. Spring is a busy time for our poultry department. We operate on a production schedule, so the sooner you order, the faster we can get your bands into the schedule to be made. Our most popular poultry identification products have now been added to our new shopping cart system for easy online check out. You can view pricing, customize your tags, select your shipping method and pay online.

OVERSTOCK OPTIONS:

Almost all our products are made to order and can take 4+ weeks for production. If you can’t wait that long, we have some over-run items that are available to be shipped out within two business days. These items are first come first serve. Call us at 859-261-2035 for availability. Let us know what style you need, and how many. We can then tell you what color and number series are available, if any. (Example: You need 500 890-3 wing bands – we might have 500 in blue numbered 5,001-5500 or 500 band in red numbered 501-1000 for you to choose from).

WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

If you have any questions about our products before placing an order, contact us to speak with one of our incredibly knowledgeable customer service representatives. The customer service representatives in our poultry department currently have a combined 25+ years of experience. We also have Spanish speaking bilingual reps available to assist. Contact us at 859-261-2035 or email [email protected].

Cremation & Aquamation Tags

Whether your funeral home performs cremation or aquamation, for pets or humans, we can help with your custom Cremation Tags!

Why Do We Need Crematory ID Tags?

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) recommends that a stainless steel crematory tag (cremation ID disc) stays with the remains throughout the entire process. The serial number on the tag should be assigned when the deceased is first checked in. Identification should be confirmed before cremation, and then the tag will go into the cremation chamber with the remains. The ID tag should then be checked again after the process is complete and go with the remains into an urn. This is the best way to prevent any mix-ups and ensure 100% traceability.

Ordering Identification Tags / Disks with NB&T:

304 Stainless Steel is the best material option for Cremation Tags. It is a durable material that can withstand the heat of the crematorium without melting.

We offer an easy online ordering system for our most popular sizes in stainless steel, Style #85 (1″ circle), Style #137 (1-1/4″ circle), Style #81 (1-1/2″) and Style #92 (1-5/8″). If you would like a different shape or material, use this order form.

The most popular layout is the company name and serial number. We can add additional information, but the more text you add, the smaller it becomes.

Specialty Tags

Shown below:

Picture 1: This is an example of an aluminum tag. While aluminum is a more economical choice compared to stainless steel, it cannot go into the cremation chamber.

Pictures 2 and 3: These two pictures are examples of our stamped custom logos on stainless steel tags. This is an additional charge, contact us for a quote.

Picture 4: This is a laser etched tag with a logo. Laser etched tags cannot go into the crematorium, only stamped tags can. Laser etched tags make a great promotional item that can be tied around the urn. Contact us for a quote.

Picture 5: We also make custom memorial tags for cemeteries. They can go on benches or trees.


Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 859-261-2035.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with NB&T and NWTF

The NWTF Convention and Sport Show kicks off February 14th with an evening social and live music with Country Outdoors in the Waterin’ Hole. Official convention activities commence on Thursday, February 15 through Saturday, February 17th.

National Band & Tag will be 1 of 500+ exhibitors at the convention. If you are at the show in Nashville, make sure to stop by our Booth #1426 to chat with our team about your identification needs. Bird bands, ear tags, wildlife conservation tags, tree tags and more, we are here to help. Pick up a free 2024 convention band at our booth (while supplies last).

NB&T has been partnering with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for 25+ years. Two of our eleven owners, brothers Brad and Fred Haas, always attend the NWTF convention. We asked them, “What is your favorite part about exhibiting at the NWTF convention?”:

Brad Haas: “There are so many people who tell us stories about our bands whether it’s a hunting story, banding birds or tagging critters. It’s always fun talking to the customers at the show who stop by the booth to say hi and talk about how our products are working for them.”

Fred Haas: “My favorite part of the NWTF convention is talking to all the great folks who attend the show and end up stopping at our booth to inquire about all of our tagging solutions. There are lots of experts from every state at the convention to share their knowledge about conservation and wild turkeys.”

So, stop by our booth, say hi to our team, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the 2024 NWTF Convention and Sport Show this week!

2023 – Our Year In Review

2023 has been a busy year here at National Band & Tag! We are constantly striving to go above and beyond on your identification needs. Thank you to all our customers, we look forward to serving you in 2024.

Just in case you missed it, here are some updates from this past year:

Company News

  • Family member, Faye Haas Wendel will be retiring at the end of 2023. Vice President, Human Resources, and Past President (2012 – 2019). Faye has been at National Band & Tag for 42 years (1981-2023).
  • Pat DePhillips’ retirement was celebrated in July of this year. Pat worked in our bird band department for 31 years (1992-2023).
  • NB&T started a partnership with PetHub to help get even more lost pets home. We are very excited about working together to help reunite lost pets with their owners faster and help avoid a trip to a shelter or veterinarian.

Product Updates

  • Styles #62 and #1005-62 have been discontinued. Please see styles #621, #1005-621, or #681, #1005-681 as a replacement option.
  • Destron Fearing Tags have been discontinued as the company has closed. Please see our Flex-Lok tags or Allflex tags as a replacement option.
  • The Keysie is back in stock. It has a new upgraded design and more color options.

Coming in 2024

  • New Catalog – We will be printing a new 2024 full product catalog. To be added to the mailing list, fill out this form and you’ll receive a free copy in January.
  • There will be a price increase starting January 1, 2024. Quotes made in December with 2023 pricing are valid for 30 days.

Holiday Hours

We will be closed December 25th and 26th for Christmas, and January 1st for New Years.

World Rabies Day – 2023


September 28th is World Rabies Day! Created and coordinated annually by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), World Rabies Day focuses on rabies endemic countries to increase community awareness of the disease and its prevention.

This year’s theme is “Rabies: All for 1, One Health for All”.

  • “All for 1” expresses the responsibility each and every one of us has in the battle to eliminate rabies. All people can work towards One Health, and everyone can contribute to saving a life. Communities can work together to help individual people and animals, and everyone can work towards a single goal effectively.
  • Number 1 can refer to a single person making a difference, to a community, to our one goal, to how one vaccinated animal protects all, and how a single course of PEP can save a life.

As always, this year’s theme supports the overall mission of Zero by 30. To have zero human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.


National Band & Tag is a family-owned manufacturer of rabies tags and supporter of World Rabies Day! The National Association of Public Health Veterinarians sets the standard for the color and style of each year’s rabies tags. 2024’s NASPHV recommended style of the year is the Red Heart. NB&T not only produces millions of rabies tags each year, but we also offer Paw Finders. Paw Finders is a rabies tag and lost pet recovery system, all in one tag! The QR Code can be scanned and registered with the pet owner’s name and phone number. If the pet ever goes missing, the finder can scan the QR Code to get the owner’s contact information. This makes returning lost pets home easier and faster. Order your Paw Finders tags for 2024 here.

Utility Arborist Tags

Are you an utility arborist interested in proper identification for both power poles and trees? Then, we are here to help! National Band & Tag specializes in both Power Pole Tags and Tree Tags. Utility arborists who practice Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) keep vegetation in check around power lines to ensure there are no outages to the electricity and other essential services while also being a steward of the environment and protecting our ecosystems. Everyone wants access to power, but we shouldn’t chop down every tree next to a power pole, making UVM a very important practice.

According to the Utility Arborist Association (UAA),  “An increasing number of utilities follow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A-300 Part 1: Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Maintenance – Standard Practices, Pruning. These guidelines, endorsed by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), promote directional pruning methods which minimize pruning stress and focus on tree health while obtaining necessary clearance from power lines.” Following these pruning standards are a great way to do what is best for the vegetation and power pole lines.

Power Pole Tags and Tree Tags can all be customized to meet your identification needs. Whether that is for treatment, inspection dates, last trimmed date, etc. Shown below are Style #137 round shape (1-1/4″) and Style #89 pie shape (7/8″ x 3/4″). The two tags overlap and have their holes line up so they can be nailed on to the tree or pole together. The tree tag on the left shows the company name and slogan on the round tag, and the tree inspection type and dates on the pie shaped tag. The power pole tag on the right shows the company and year date on the round tag, and the treatment on the pie shaped tag. These are just a two examples of what we can do. We have multiple tag styles and sizes to choose from to meet your needs.

If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, contact us at [email protected] or 859-261-2035.

Write-On Tags for Indoor and Outdoor Applications

If you need quick, on-site identification, then try Write-On Tags! These thin, flexible tags are made of aluminum or copper and can be engraved with a pen or pointed object. We have multiple shapes and sizes of Write-On tags that can be used for various applications. Write-On tags can be used indoors for industrial uses, such as labeling assets and equipment parts. Or, they can be used outdoors for labeling plants, trees, and other horticultural uses. We have multiple styles of Write-On tags to meet your needs.

The 2702 series comes in 3 different sizes and is available with or without copper wires attached. Made from aluminum stock wrapped around a stiff cardboard backing. This backing allows you to easily write on the aluminum with a pen or pointed object. This tag will last for years, even under harsh environments. The cardboard is biodegradable, but the aluminum “embossed” with your information remains.

The style 2725 wrap around write-on tag is popular because of it’s flexible tail. It’s great for wrapping around wires or plant stems. The tail wraps around the item, through the hole, and then pinches closed to help hold the tag on.

The 2729 and 2720 series are available with or without eyelets. We recommend getting the eyelets because they help reinforce the hole and will help the tag last longer. These two styles are also available with or without copper wires pre-attached.

Amazon Prime Day – July 11-12, 2023


July 11th & 12th, 2023, is Amazon Prime Day! Visit National Band & Tag’s Amazon Store on these two days for deals on Prime and Non-Prime products. Check out our exclusive Amazon only products such as our plumber tag variety packs, Marry Me Bird Bands, Numbered 001-1000 1-1/4″ round tags and more! Most of our standard quick ship items such as the stainless steel rectangle tags, 2023 generic rabies tags, stamped mouse ear tags are also sold on Amazon. Stocked items such as spirals, wires, and attachments are available. Stop by NB&T’s Amazon Store July 11th & 12th to stock up on all your ID needs.

Prime products arrive within 2 days. Non-Prime products ship out from our facility in Northern Kentucky within 2 business days. Ship date will vary for customized products.



(As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases through this paid link).

TN & KY Wild Turkey Banding Project

Did you know that the Kentucky Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Resources, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Tech University and the NWTF  are currently collaborating to collect information on wild turkeys? For this project they are using NB&T’s aluminum rivet bands Style #1242FR9. The Tennessee-Kentucky collaborative banding project is in the second year of its four-year duration. This project will help us better understand wild turkey harvest and survival information that may be impacting wild turkey populations.

According to the article, “Multi-State Wild Turkey Research One Year Closer,” the banding project seeks to gather data that will lead to a better understanding of the biological (i.e., mating phenology or timing), landscape (i.e., habitat quality) and regulatory factors (i.e., season timing, bag limits) that influence male harvest and survival rates across Tennessee and Kentucky.

To date, 669 turkeys have been banded in Tennessee, and 659 turkeys in Kentucky.

Make sure you are following your state’s bag limits and reporting any bands you find on harvested birds. You can report your bird’s leg band ID number to the correct state’s website listed below and on the band of the turkey.
Report KY: www.FW.KY.gov/band
Report TN: www.TNTurkeyBand.com

Read NWTF’s full article here: www.nwtf.org/content-hub/multi-state-wild-turkey-research-one-year-closer

Dog Bark Park Inn – The World’s Largest Beagle

Husband and wife artists, and Dog Bark Park Inn owners, Dennis Sullivan and Francis Conklin have been ordering NB&T tags for over 30 years. They add brass tags, Style #298 Heart, as a “license tag” on every chainsaw dog carving they make. Each “license tag” is stamped with the year, business name, location and zip code. They have carved and sold over 30,000 wooden dog carvings from their Idaho art studio and gift shop.

To go along with their dog shaped chainsaw artwork gift shop, Dennis and Francis added a 30 feet tall beagle shaped bed and breakfast inn. Dog lovers visiting Cottonwood, Idaho can stop and get their picture with the World’s Largest Beagle! If you are lucky enough to snag a reservation to stay at the inn, you will find more dog chainsaw creations on the inside of the beagle.

Francis Conklin states, “National Band & Tag has always been a pleasure to do business with, being friendly on the phone, and supplying our needs in the exact fashion as expected. We have recommended your services to others.”

Learn more about the Dog Bark Park Inn, Bed & Breakfast, and Chainsaw Art Gallery by visiting their website and Facebook page.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogbarkparkinn

Website: www.dogbarkpark.com.


HIN Tags for TuckTec, the Folding Kayak!

Tree Tag Fundraiser Ideas

Tag fundraising campaigns are a great fundraising idea for arboretums, schools, parks, churches, etc. It is a simple and effective way to get identification tags for your organization and recognize donors with no upfront cost!

Concept #1:

Your organization has 30 trees and 50 plants they’d like to get tags for.  You make a list of each species of tree or plant and let people pick which one they want to donate for. Example: It costs $1,000 for your 80 tags, attachments, and shipping. That comes to $13.00 a tag. If you charge a $25 donation per tag, you profit $840, and get your tags made. Charge $50 a tag and profit $2,590. It is up to you how much you charge per tag!

Concept #2

When you send out an email for an annual membership renewal fee, have the option of adding on $X amount to donate for a tag. This is better for organizations who will need large amounts of tags, because then as 100 donations come in, you can then pick the first 100 tags you want made, and slowly work from your list, sending us multiple batches of tag orders.

Concept #3

For every tag a person donates money for, they get their name put in a hat. Buy 5 tags, get 5 entries into a drawing for a prize. You can use profits from the tags to buy a prize or ask local companies to donate an item to be raffled off.

For more information on our 3″ X 5″ Tree Tags Click Here. For more information on our 1.5″ X 4.5″ Plant Tags Click Here! Contact us for a free price quote to get your tag cost to figure out what you should then charge.

Asset Tags for Portable Restrooms

Shoutout to our customer, and fellow local Northern Kentucky company, Got-A-Go Rentals & Septics! They offer portable restrooms to construction sites, festivals and special events. Whatever the event is, GOT-A-GO RENTALS has the perfect portable restroom to fit your needs. They also carry handwash stations, handicap accessible restrooms with ramps, high-rise sling and roller units and holding tanks for construction trailers. Got-A-Go Rentals & Septic Services also offers complete commercial and residential septic service.

When looking to identify all their different assets, Got-A-Go reached out to National Band & Tag Company! Their asset tags are our style #14 (rectangle with rounded corners), 1.5″ x 3.5″ inches, and made from our UV stable black aluminum material. The UV stable material will ensure their tags last for years in the outdoor environments, through cleanings, and transportation. Their custom made asset tags are laser etched with an ID number, their logo, and a QR Code that leads to a customer feedback survey. Proper identification helps to make sure the correct portable restrooms and handwashing stations are going to the correct event,  and that all the assets that were dropped off, are picked up after the event is over.

If you are interested in custom asset tags for your business, call us today at 859-261-2035 for a price quote!


Dog & Cat Tags: Material Comparison Chart

  Plain Aluminum Colored Aluminum Stainless Steel Brass
  137
Price Level $ $$ $$$ $$$$
Colors Plain (Silver) Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Turquoise, Blue, Purple, Gold, Black, White Plain (Silver) Plain (Bronze)
Thickness .050”

.064″

.050”

.064”

.031” .036”
Material 3003 1/2 hard temper 3003 1/2 hard temper Type 430 2BA finish (Shiny, attracted to magnet, slightly corrosive) Alloy 260 70/30 – 1/2 hard temper
Benefits / Uses .050″ Plain Aluminum is the best choice for those looking for a low cost option. .050” – Standard 1-year tags.

.064” – 3-year tags

To help differentiate tags by year from a distance, color is the best option because you can rotate colors.

Rabies Tags – NASPHV recommended color of the year

3 year tag

Lifetime tags

Has a shinny surface that gives it a high-quality look.

Order your 2023 Rabies Tags

paw finders

Why purchase your 2023 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 2023 rabies tags order:

1005-1P Discontinued

As a family owned and operated manufacturer in the USA, quality is very important to us. In order to ensure we are providing the very best products, we’ve decided to discontinue the 1005-1P.

Due to supply chain and labor changes, the 1005-1P is no longer a viable option and we have far superior alternatives available. Style 1005-1 Stamped tags ($) and Style 1005-1L1 Laser Etched tags ($$) are both great options, depending on your budget and needs. We would be happy to send samples of these alternate styles if you need them.

We appreciate your understanding as we strive to provide top quality solutions to our customers.

Wet Tumbled Stainless Steel Tags with 1 Hole

Wet tumble is recommended for stainless steel tags that are going to be handled frequently. Stainless steel can have a rough edge, and wet tumbling is an extra feature that we offer to remove the sharp edges. If a tag has 2 holes, it is most likely being riveted/screwed onto something. This means it won’t really be handled, and it is ok to have rough edges. But, if a tag has 1 hole, this means it most likely will be dangling from something, where people are more likely to grab the tag. Or, if a stainless steel tag has no holes where it is going to be treated like a coin, or token, this would be another example of where we would recommend wet tumbling. Removing the rough edges from stainless steel tags will help ensure that anyone handling the tags won’t scratch their hands on the rough metal sides of the tags.

While wet tumbling does remove the rough edges on stainless steel, it can cause some scratching. You can see examples of wet tumbled laser etched tags here. Examples of wet tumbled stamped tags can be seen here. If you have any questions, or would like a sample of a wet tumbled tag to test out for your application, please contact us at 859-261-2035 or [email protected].

Memorial Tree Plaque

A Memorial Tree Plaque, or Memorial Tree Tag, is a great way to memorialize a loved one, or even a pet, on a tree that will continue to grow for decades. By planting a memorial tree, you now have a nice place you can visit to reminisce, and remember those that have passed. A tree creates a beautiful space that is relaxing and peaceful for you. The memorial tree is completed by hanging a Memorial Tree Plaque on it, or by placing the plaque on a stake next to the tree. Our UV Stable Black Aluminum allows the plaque to stay outdoors for 20+ years. Guaranteeing that every time you return to the memorial tree to visit, the dedicated plaque will still be there as well.

Here are a few Memorial Tree Plaque templates that you can use. Or, you can custom design your plaque from scratch. See more customer examples and pricing here. 

memorial tree plaques

Please note that text size will be adjusted for tags with holes. Shown with Arial font.

Stocked Tags for the Rigging and Lifting Industry

National Band & Tag will be exhibiting at AWRF Spring General Meeting & PIE, April 24 – 27, 2022. We are a proud member of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) organization. As always, we are happy to manufacture custom wire rope tags and chain sling tags for our customers. But in honor of the AWRF Meeting coming up, we are excited to announce that we have Quick Ship options now available.

These quick ship Chain Sling Tags and Wire Rope Tags are available to be shipped out in 2 business days. Chain Sling Tags have 5 different layout options available, 3 different materials, and come in packs of 30 tags. Wire Rope Tags have 3 different layout options available, 2 different materials to choose from, and come in packs of 50 tags. Attachments, hand stamps, and a hand engraver are all available add-ons to go with your tags.

OPTION 1:
Split Ring
Galvanized Steel
Pre Stamped
Style 14CRQ

split ring chain sling tag

OPTION 2:
Chain Sling Tag
Galvanized Steel
Pre Stamped
Style 14CQ

chain sling tags

OPTION 3:
Chain Sling Tag
Galvanized Steel
Blank
Style 14CQB

OPTION 4:
Chain Sling Tag
Aluminum
Blank with Label
Style 14CQBAL

OPTION 5:
Chain Sling Tag
Stainless Steel
Blank with Label
Style 14CQBSS

OPTION 1:
Wire Rope Tag
Aluminum
Pre Stamped
Style #14WRQSAL

wire rope tags quick ship

OPTION 2:
Wire Rope Tag
Aluminum
Blank with Label
Style # 14WRQBAL

OPTION 3:
Wire Rope Tag
Stainless Steel
Blank with Label
Style #14WRQBSS

stainless steel wire rope tag quick ship