Why use leg and wing bands to identify your poultry?

For chickens, ducks, quail, pheasants, peafowl, turkeys and more, the correct type of id band can make all the difference when it comes time to sell or breed your birds. Identification is helpful for multiple reasons including, but not limited to:

  • Keeping track of the number of birds you have
  • Helping lost or stolen birds be returned to the proper owner
  • Tracking pedigree
  • Tracing generations
  • Recording when birds were born and keeping track of the ages of your flock
  • Meeting requirements for shows/competitions
  • Tracking migration patterns
  • And more!

There are multiple types of identification such as wing bands and leg bands available to meet your needs, from color coding, blank bands, custom stamped bands, numbered bands, stamped sequential numbering or even laser etched barcodes.

Wing Bands

Wing Bands

Leg Bands

Leg Bands

Example: you could use a different color every year to track age, barcodes to track pedigree, or sequential numbering to track the number of birds you have. 

Not sure where to get started? Learn more about What Type of Poultry Identification Is Best for You

What type of poultry identification is best for you?

Wing Bands
Wing bands are a permanent type of identification with a high retention rate that will stay with the chick for life and grow with it. Wing bands will not bother the bird, and may be covered with feathers when they are older, making it more difficult to read. Wing bands are usually put on chicks, anywhere from a day old to a few weeks, but can also be put on adult birds.

Learn more about: Which Wing Band is Best for You

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Leg Bands
Leg bands are an aluminum or plastic band that wrap around a bird’s leg and must be fitted to their leg size. 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. Plastic leg bands will fall off easier than metal ones due to the bird pecking at it or excess exposure to weather. Leg bands are the best option for those who do not wish to pierce the skin with a wing band or toe punch.

Learn more about: Which Leg Band is Best for You

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***Try a combination of leg bands and wing bands for guaranteed identification***

Peepers / Blinders
Plastic Peepers and Blinders are used to stop cannibalism amongst birds, such as chickens and pheasants, by hiding other birds from view. These are considered the modern version of chicken glasses. Some people will only use Peepers on birds that cause problems, while others will use them on their whole flock as a preventive measure. Try using different colors to track different ages or flocks of birds.

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Toe Punches
Toe Punches can be used to mark the webbing between the toes of baby chicks. This option works for those who don’t need colors or numbers to achieve their ID goals. Toe Punches create a small 2mm hole in the webbing, and there is a total of 16 different markings possible (one hole, two holes, left foot, right foot etc.). Toe punches can also be used to pre-punch a hole in the wing webbing for wing bands.

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Other Poultry Identification Options:
Neck Tags – Plastic tags that can be hung by the neck of a baby chick.

Wing Badges – Large plastic badge that attaches to the wing and has large visible numbers.

Bird Bits – Plated steel or plastic bits that are placed in the bird’s nostrils to help stop pecking. Special/deep feeders are needed so the birds may continue to eat.

 

Click Here to View All National Band & Tag’s Poultry ID Products!

Which wing band is best for you?

Start by figuring out what your identification goal is, and what your wing band will need to be able to do to achieve this goal. All wing bands can be stamped, but if you want a barcode your style options are more limited.

Wing Band Stamping, Laser Etching, and Fusion Options
Wing Band Style # Stamped Laser Etched Characters Laser Etched Barcodes Fusion Markings (Characters, Barcodes)
Zip 890-2.75 Yes Yes No Yes
Zip 890-3 Yes Yes No No
Zip 890-4 Yes Yes No No
Jiffy 893 & 893B Yes No No No
Tab End 898-2.75 Yes Yes Yes No
Tab End 898-3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tab End 898-4 Yes Yes Yes No
Zip 892-3 Yes No No Yes
Atlas Seal 8906-2 & 8906-2.5 Yes No No No
Self-Piercing 681A Yes Yes Yes No

Stamping (with and without Paint Fill)
Stamping will last and stay readable

wing band stamping

Laser Etched Characters
Etching may wear off bands after a few months depending on the use

wing band laser

Fusion Marked
Fusion marking will last the longest and stay vibrant and visible

wing band fusion

***Barcodes will require a scanner, scanners are available for purchase or sample bands are available to test with your own scanners.

 

Zip Wing Band

  • zip wing bandStyle 890-2.75, 890-3, 890-4
  • The Zip is our most popular wing band. It is pre-formed with a rivet that makes the band tamper-resistant when sealed with our applicator.
  • The Zip comes in several colors and can have colored eyelets for easy color coded identification.

Jiffy Wing Band

  • jiffy wing bandStyle 893 (Aluminum) and Style 893B (Brass)
  • The Jiffy is designed as a one-step application with its self-piercing design and reinforced piercing point.
  • The Jiffy is a popular style for those new to wing banding because of its easy to use, self-piercing feature.
  • It is the only wing band available in a brass material.

Other Wing Band Styles

  • Tab End Style 898-2.75, 898-3, and 898-4tab end wing band
    • Does not require an applicator, can be closed by hand.
    • Popular for breeders and boiler chickens.
  • Zip Style 892-3892-3 wing band
    • Is pre-formed with a drawn tube to create a tamper-resistant seal when sealed with our applicator
  • Atlas Seal Style 8906-2 and 8906-2.5atlas seal wing band
    • Is narrow with a pointed end
  • Self-Piercing Style 681A681 wing band
    • A wing band for large birds such as turkeys. Also, used as an ear tag for smaller livestock animals. Aluminum is recommended for birds.

Wing Banding Size Guide

  • Size 3 wing bands are our most popular size wing bands because they fit on most birds. Size 2.5 and 2.75 may be used for smaller species, and Size 4 can be used on larger species. They may look too large on a chick, but the chick will grow into it and it won’t bother them as an adult.

Now that you’ve picked out your wing band style, view our blog on How-To Apply your Wing Band!

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Which Leg Band is Best for You?

Which Leg Band is best for you?

The first step to finding the right leg band for your needs is to determine what size you will need. Sizes are based on the inside diameter of the band. Not all leg band styles are available in all sizes.

Size Guide

Leg Band Size Guidance Chat

This chart should be used as a guide only. The most accurate way to find the correct leg band size is to measure your bird’s leg. We are not responsible for incorrect sizes being ordered based on this chart. Free samples are available to test out which size works for you.

Inside Diameter of Band Breed of Poultry, Small Birds, Gamebirds, Etc.
3/32” Sparrows, Swallows, Warblers, Goldfinch, House Wrens
1/8” Canaries, Chickadees, Quail (1 day – 2wks), Evening Grosbeak, Titmouse
5/32” Quail (2 wks – 4wks), Canaries (Yorkshire & larger breeds), Parakeets, Love Birds, Budgerigar
3/16” Doves, Pheasant Poults (1 day – 5 wks), Cockatiels, California Valley Quail, Mexican Quail (adults).
7/32” Quail (4 wks – average adult), Mississippi Quail, Massachusetts Quail, Bobwhite Quail.
¼” Baby Chicks, Small pigeons (squabs, Archangels, Nuns, Tipplers, Rollers, Turbets, Fantails) Doves, growing Pheasants (4 – 8 wks), Quail (adult Northern or Southern extra-large birds)
5/16” Wild Ducks (1 day – 6wks), Medium Pigeons, Wild Geese (1 day – 6wks), Woodduck, Pheasant females, (golden & fancy breeds, adults), Blue Winged Teal, Hungarian Partridge
3/8” Growing Chicks, Large Pigeons (Show Homers, English Carriers, Carneaux, English Pouters, Hungarian Kings, White Kings, Mondaines, Feather Legged Toys); adult Ringneck Pheasants, Wild Ducks (6 weeks to adult), Wild Geese (4-10 weeks), Woodducks, Ruffed Grouse (female); Chukar Partridge, Gadwall Ducks, Pintail Ducks, Prairie Chickens, Chinese Pheasants.
7/16” Bantams, Largest Pigeons (Giant Runts, Crosses, Tiger Swallows, Runt Crosses, Trumpeters, Bantams), Pheasants (males all breeds), Wild Ducks (mallards, adults – all breeds), Sage Grouse (female) Peacock Pheasants, Ringneck Pheasants, Mallard Ducks, Baldpate & Pintail Ducks, Ruffed Grouse (male).
½” Grouse, Geese (6-12 wks.), Wild Ducks, English Call Ducks, Ringneck Pheasants (male)
9/6” Leghorns Hens, Ancona, Silkie, Gamebirds
5/8” Minorcas, Wyandottes, Crossbreeds
11/16” Leghorn (Cocks), Rocks, Reds
¾” Orpingtons, Canadian Geese (small race), Wild Geese, Wild Turkeys
13/16” Brahmas, Langshans, Large Ducks
7/8” Turkeys, Hens, Large Male Chickens, Geese, Wild Turkeys, Canadian Geese (large race, Honkers)
1” Turkey Toms

 

Butt-End Leg Bands

  • Style 1242
  • These aluminum leg bands are available in multiple colors and are one of our most popular styles of leg bands. Sizes are available to fit almost any species of bird all the way from a hummingbird up to a swan. The applicator is required for opening and closing the leg bands (exception size 24 and up – you can use slip joint pliers)
  • New – 1242-22S has been made in a shorter height for roosters.
  • Federal band sizes and hard metal Butt-End Bands are available for those who require it.

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Adjustable Leg Bands

  • Atlas Seal Style 305A & 305AL (Aluminum) and 305ABR (Brass)
    • Our most popular permanent sealed leg band, can be adjusted before closing to three different sizes.
  • Other adjustable leg bands are available for small species such as quail. Click the Adjustable Leg Band link above to view the styles available.

adjustable leg bands

Plastic Leg Bands

  • Spirals (Styles 2104 – 2116) and Bandettes (Styles 905-914)
  • Both are made from a plastic material and they will coil around the leg.
  • Bandettes are available numbered,
    Sizes 7, 9, 11, 12: Numbering from 1 to 200
    Sizes 5, 6, 14: Numbering from 1 to 100

plastic leg bands

Other Leg Band Styles

  • Lock-On Bands
    • Aluminum lock-on bands have a tab that folds over and can be sealed using pliers.
    • These bands are usually used for birds of prey such as vultures, bald eagles, and raptors.

lock on band

  • Rivet Bands
    • Use pop rivets and a pop rivet gun to seal the rivet band around the bird’s leg
    • These bands are usually used for birds of prey such as vultures, bald eagles, and raptors.

rivet band

  • Non-Adjustable Leg Bands
    • Thin metal bands that cannot be adjusted to a different size 

non adjustable leg band

Now that you’ve picked out your leg band style, view our blog on How-To: Apply your Leg Band!

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banding a bird

 

How-To: Apply Peepers/Blinders

Tagging Hints: For best results, warm the blinders before applying, either soak in hot water or layout in the sun.

Peepers can be applied by hand – OR – use a Snap Ring Plier. Take an external plier with angled tips – place tips into blinder behind pins and spread apart. Line up pins with nostrils and release plier.

blinder application

rooster with blinders

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Check out our helpful YouTube video for applying Peepers:

How-To: Open and Close Leg Bands

How to Apply Metal Leg Bands:

  1. Place the opened band around the bird’s leg.
  2. While using the correct size applicator, make sure to fit the band into the lower hole of the applicator.
  3. Squeeze the applicator shut to correctly seal the band. (If the band does not shut all the way on the first time, rotate the band in the applicator and squeeze the applicator again. Continue rotating the band and squeezing the applicator until it is completely shut.)
  4. Check to make sure the band is properly sealed before releasing the bird.

how to band a bird

How to Apply Plastic Leg Bands: Unroll the coil and then place it around the leg. It will re-coil once you let go.

Remember, practice makes perfect! After banding a couple of birds, you will get used to banding and find the right holding technique for you!

Check out some of these other helpful guides and videos for putting a leg band on, made by customers and end users:

 

How-To: Apply a Wing Band

Wing bands can go on baby chicks or adult chickens, it is easier to do while they are chicks because you can hold them, and there are less feathers in the way.

wing diagram

When inserting the band, you should aim for the center of the “V”, just barely below the web cord.

Zip Wing Band (Style 890/892) Tagging Hints: After the band is inserted through the wing, flip the band around and with thumb and forefinger, close the band until the eyelet is inserted into the hole. Seal the eyelet with the applicator.

Jiffy Wing Band (Style 893/893B) Tagging Hints: The Jiffy is designed as a one-step application. Insert the band in the applicator first. Line up the “bubble” on the band with the recess in the applicator. Make sure the “bubble” side of the band is flat against the jaw of the applicator.

Tab End Wing Band (Style 898) Tagging Hints: Push band through the web of wing directly at the elbow joint, being careful not to puncture flesh or tear the tendon at the leading edge of the wing. After the band is inserted through the wing, with thumb and forefinger, close the band until the tab is inserted through the hole. Now bend the tab and point down.

Pre-Punching a Hole:  For the Zips and Tab Ends, some people find that pre-punching a hole using our Compound Toe Punch Style 1539 makes inserting the wing band easier. The Jiffy is self-piercing and does not require a pre-made hole.

Step-by-Step instructions on banding a baby chick with pictures:

how to band a chick

Diamond K Research, Case Farms and NB&T Wing Banding Instruction Video:

Check out some of these other helpful guides and videos for putting a wing band on, made by customers and end-users:

Kentucky Proud

ky proudDid you know that National Band & Tag is a member of the Kentucky Proud program? As a family owned manufacturer that has been in Northern Kentucky for almost 115 years, we are proud to be a Kentucky business.

“Kentucky Proud stands for foods, nursery items, crafts, agri-tourism sites, farmers’ markets, state parks, and many other products and destinations with roots in Kentucky soil. Kentucky Proud foods are raised, grown, or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians. You can serve Kentucky Proud foods to your family with the confidence that they came from your friends and neighbors just down the road — not from thousands of miles away.”

Are you identifying your Kentucky livestock and products with Kentucky made tags?

 

ky proud certificate

Learn more about the Kentucky Proud program at: http://www.kyproud.com

Sea Turtle Flipper Tags

sea turtle tag 1It’s almost turtle tagging season! Has your organization ordered their Sea Turtle Flipper Tags yet? We recommend our style 681IC, self-piercing turtle tag because it is made of an Inconel material that will last for years in saltwater. Sea turtle tags are available stamped with up to 3 lines of text and up to a 6-digit consecutive number.

Not sure how to tag your turtles? The following tagging guidelines are provided by www.SeaTurtle.org

Where should the flipper tags be placed?

Hard Shelled Turtles: Most people place the tags on the trailing edge of the front flippers. To minimize the chance of tag loss, you should try to place the tag closer rather than further from the axilla (the armpit). There is a thickened scale on the trailing edge of the front flipper, immediately adjacent to the axilla. Most place the tag either through this thickened scale or adjacent to it. In the case of large turtles, the flipper near this scale may be too thick and hence the tag should be applied in the skin adjacent to the scale, either towards the axilla or away from it. The best location will depend on species, geographic location, and who is doing the tagging.

Some place tags on the trailing edges of the rear flippers. This is done for two reasons: to minimize the chances the tags will cause entanglement in nets and to maximize the retention of the tag. These are important considerations. However, tags on the rear flippers are more difficult to see, particularly in the case of nesting female sea turtles. If you decide to place flipper tags on the rear flippers, you should try to maximize the publicity about your choice of tag placement, to ensure that distant observers will also check the rear flippers.

Leatherback sea turtles: Because the trailing edges of the front flippers of leatherbacks are easily torn or ripped, most people do not place tags on the front flippers. Instead, flipper tags are placed in the skin between the tail and the rear flippers.

No matter the species of turtle, always be sure to leave some room (about 15-30% of the length of the closed tag) between the tag and the trailing edge of the flipper to allow for continued growth of the flipper.

Here are some pictures of tagged turtles provided by NB&T’s customers. If you would like to submit a picture from your organization, you can send us your pictures here.

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NB&T Acquires Hasco – One Year Anniversary!

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Today, May 9, 2017, is the one year anniversary of our acquisition of Hasco Tag Company. We would like to thank all our old and new customers for your patience through the transition. It has been an exciting year for National Band & Tag, adjusting to the increase of livestock tags, rabies tags and pet license tags.

We have made some changes over the past year to accommodate the increase in customers, so that we may continue to provide quick and accurate customer service:

  • National Band & Tag, along with two of our sales reps became approved to sell Scrapie Ear Tags.
  • Previous Hasco employee Sallie Schmidt consulted NB&T sales reps on Hasco products and accounts for the year before retiring at the end of April.
  • A new sales representative was hired in the rabies tag department.
  • A new computer system is being launched this summer that will allow us to increase our customer service abilities and enter orders faster.
  • A new NB&T catalog is scheduled to come out this summer that will include previous Hasco products and their new NB&T style number.
National Band & Tag’s president, Faye Wendel, states, “This past year has been both exciting and very busy—and we are so grateful for your patience and continued support during this transition. Our employees have worked incredibly hard over the last year and we are so thankful for their dedication. We also feel very blessed to have welcomed several of Hasco’s employees—they have been a huge asset to our team. Of course, we are thankful to have retained the business of hundreds of Hasco customers, and continue to serve our loyal NB&T customers. We appreciate your business and hope to continue fulfilling your identification needs in the future. Thank you, and keep those orders coming!”

 

166 Years of Tags

National Band & Tag is a family owned business and has been for almost 115 years. We currently have 11 family members from the 4th and 5th generation working at our facility. Combined, our family management team has been working here over 166 years! Our years of innovation, testing, and improving products proves that NB&T is your #1 choice for all your identification needs. Call today for a free quote or to talk with one of our tag specialists about the best identification solution for you.

Meet National Band & Tag’s family management team:

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4th Generation

Faye Haas Wendel: President, (Seated 6th) – 36 years
Kevin A. Haas: Vice-President, Laser, R&D (Standing 7th)– 28 years
Fred E. Haas, III: Vice-President, Operations (Standing 1st)– 23 years
Joe D. Haas, Jr.: Vice-President, Purchasing, Treasurer (Standing 11th)– 21 years
Brad C. Haas: Vice-President, Production (Standing 3rd)– 20 years
Sean C. Haas: Vice-President, Logistics, Secretary (Standing 10th)– 14 years
Christine Haas Schwalbach: Sales (Standing 8th)– 12 years

5th Generation

Alan J. Haas (Lan): Vice-President, Safety & Quality Assurance (Standing 2nd) – 5 years
Alex A. Wendel: Vice-President, Information Technology (Standing 5th)– 5 years
Andrea Wendel Tabor (Andi): Graphics & Web Manager (Standing 4th) – 2 years
Ryan P. Haas: Account Manager (Standing 9th) – 9 months

 

A History of Leg Bands and Ear Tags

Click to download a PDF of our Visual History Timeline.

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LEG BANDS

1595 – The first record of a metal band attached to a bird’s leg was when one of Henry IV’s banded Peregrine Falcons was lost and found later in Malta, about 1350 miles away.

1669 – Duke Ferdinand placed a silver band on a Grey Heron around 1669. The bird was recovered by his grandson almost 60 years later in 1728.

1710 – A German falconer captured a grey heron with several rings on one leg. The bander was unknown but one of the rings was placed on the heron in Turkey, more than 1,200 miles to the east.

1803 – The first records of banding in North America are those of John James Audubon, the famous American naturalist. He tied silver cords to the legs of a brood of Phoebes and was able to identify two of the nestlings when they returned the following year.

1899 – Hans Mortensen, a Danish school teacher, began placing aluminum rings on the legs of bird. He inscribed the bands with his name and address in the hope they would be returned to him if found.

1902 – National Band & Tag is founded and starts selling leg bands for poultry.

1904 – The real pioneer bander in the Americas was Jack Miner who established the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Between 1909 and 1939 he banded 20,000 Canada Geese alone, many of which carried bands returned to him by hunters.

1920 – Frederick Lincoln forms the North American bird banding program that we all know today as the United States Geological Survey (USGS Bird Banding Lab).

2010 – NB&T starts making Replica Bands.

2017 – The oldest banded bird, Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross, has a baby at age 66.

EAR TAGS

1799 – Livestock ear tags were developed in 1799 under the direction of Sir Joseph Banks, for identification of King George III’s Merino sheep flock. Matthew Boulton designed and produced the first ear tags for sheep made from tin.

1895 – Ear tags were incorporated as breed identification in the United States with the forming of the International Ohio Improved Chester Association.

1913 – Ear tags were developed in Canada as a means to identify cattle when testing for tuberculosis.

1945 – The first ear tags were primarily steel with nickel plating. After World War II, larger, flag-like, plastic tags were developed in the United States.

1949 – National Band & Tag invents the style 49 ear tag for cattle.

1953 – The first two-piece, self-piercing plastic ear tag was developed and patented.

1956 – National Band & Tag invents the style 56 ear tag for cattle.

1992 – NB&T assists in getting the first USDA Organic Certification.

2004 – The U.S. Government asked farmers to use EID or Electronic Identification ear tags on all their cattle. This request was part of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

Wet Tumble Your Stainless Steel Tags

We manufacture all our metal tags here in our factory, which means there are different tag finishes that we can provide for our customers.

For stainless steel tags, we like to recommend wet tumbling for a smooth finish. It is only an extra $15/1000 tags (Special Charge H) and it will remove any rough edges on your tag. This is an easy way to ensure that if your tag is dangling and someone grabs it, they will not harm themselves on a sharp edge. If your tag is going to be mounted, then you might not need the wet tumble finish. Polishing is recommend for any stainless steel tags that are going to be used as keychains or be handled often. Not sure which finish is right for you? Just request free samples of each finish here!

Direct from Press
Free – By request
Tags have die cut edges and are covered in an oil residue.engraved tag oily finish

Dry Tumbled (De-Oiled)
Free- Standard Finish
Oil residue is removed, but tags may have a sharp die cut edge.engraved tag dry tumbled

Wet Tumbled (Smooth Edges)
$15/a thousand
Oil residue and sharp edges are both removed, can cause some scratches to the tag.engraved tag wet tumbled

Polished (Premium Finish)
Call for quote
Tags are smooth and shiny, no sharp edges. engraved tag polished finish

Realtor Keychains

These house shaped tags can be custom stamped with your company’s name, phone number, address, website, or any other information you need! Keychains make great promotional items for realtors to give to new home owners. These tags are also useful for:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Retirement communities
  • Vacation rental homes
  • Condominiums
  • Rental Houses
  • And more!

Make sure your tenant or new home owner always has your information on hand with a keychain customized with your information. Three different sizes of house shaped tags are available, along with over 150 other shapes to choose from!

realtor keychain

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What bands and tags do you sell the most?

At NB&T we offer hundreds of bands and tags to choose from, all in a multitude of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. We sell tags to various industries, including, but not limited to: poultry, cattle, lab animal research, companion animals, wildlife conservation and industrial applications.

With so many different tags to choose from, we took a poll amongst our customer service representatives and asked, “What bands and tags do you sell the most?”

(These numbers are not a true representation of our sales overall, but show what our customer service reps get the most phone calls about).

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History of the Orange Brucellosis Tag

At National Band & Tag, we produce orange Style 49 tags for the Brucellosis vaccine. Brucellosis or “Bang’s Disease” is a disease that infects heifers and causes abortion or premature calving of recently infected animals, most often between the fifth and eight month of pregnancy.

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Bangs was the last name of the Danish veterinarian who first isolated Brucella abortus as the causative agent of Brucellosis back in 1897. Once a vaccine was formulated to immunize cattle against Brucella abortus it took on the name “Bangs vaccine.” Bangs vaccination can only be done by a licensed and accredited veterinarian who applies an official USDA orange metal tag and tattoo to the right ear at the time of vaccination. Orange metal ear tags are reserved for Brucellosis vaccines by APHIS under the Animal Disease Traceability Framework, Official Ear Tag Criteria report.

In 1934, the first year of the eradication program, about 15% of the cattle in the United States were infected with the disease. In 1942, the USDA declared Brucellosis to be the worst bacterial zoonotic disease (disease transferred from animals to humans) present at the time.

Currently, all 50 states are Brucellosis-Free. The biggest threat is from Brucellosis-affected wildlife such as elk, bison and deer, which can spread the disease to domesticated livestock.

If you are a veterinarian and need to order your orange Brucellosis Tags, give us a call at 859-261-2035!

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A Few of Our Favorite Tags

Do you have a favorite tag?

At NB&T, we have hundreds of styles of tags to choose from, so we asked some of employees, what is your favorite tag style and why?

Ryan (Global Accounts): Style 60 – “It was the first tag I ever sold, and I like the 60 versus the 61 because it has the dog stamped on it.”  

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Joe (VP Purchasing/Office, Treasurer): Style 1005-1 – “We manufacture hundreds of thousands of these each year. They are our most profitable style of tag, which is why they are my favorite!”  

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Natasha (Sales Representative): Style 1242 – “Butt-End Bands are my favorite because they can be completely customized.  A lot of my repeat customers use them as business cards or promotional items. I enjoy working with them to find the best layout, size and color for their use.”  

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Aris (Bilingual Sales Representative): Style 890 – “The Zip is my favorite wing band because a lot of my customers like the style, colors and options available. I love recommending design options if they are unsure of what they want. My customers always end up happy with the final product.”  

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Linda (Office Manager): Style 516 – “The large paw print tag is my favorite because it reminds me of my three basset hounds. The new turquoise color is also my favorite color that we offer.”  

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Kim (Sales Representative): Style 265 – “I like the small dog bone, style 265, instead of the two larger dog bone styles because it is petite and dainty.”  

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Fred (VP of Operations): Style 14 – “Barcoded 14’s [Rectangle with rounded edges] are my favorite tags because 14’s are versatile, and come in different sizes. The barcode also makes it high tech.”  

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Chris (Sales Manager): Style 173 – “I like the fun fire hydrant shaped tags. We have four sizes to choose from but I think the largest one, style 173 is the best because you can fit the most information on it.”  

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Eddie (Poultry Department Manager): Style 893B – “The 893B is my favorite tag because it is the only brass wing band that we make. They are different from what my department normally produces.”  

893B

 

Katie (Office Assistance): Style 515 – “The small paw print is my favorite because it’s cute and can fit on both dogs and cats.”  

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Sallie (Hasco Consultant): Style 440 – “I love hearts in general, but the 440 is my favorite because it is the one we brought over from Hasco.”  

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Medical Case Tags

Looking for a bar coded ID tag for your hospital’s rigid sterilization containers? We can make you a custom barcoded medical case tag to fit your container!

Our UV Stable Black Aluminum material will last for years and ensure the best readability of your barcode. Keeping track of assets and managing inspections in the healthcare industry is of the utmost importance. Tags can be customized based on the containers, and we can work with you so that the tags are compatible with your current instrument tracking system.

One of our current customers, a Systems Analyst in the Surgical Services states, “I am confident the tags would be a major benefit to other health systems. Your [NB&T’s] tags are an excellent enhancement to using P-touch labels and are far more cost effective, better for the environment, etc.”

Looking for a sample or a free quote? Call us today! 859-261-2035

instrument case tags

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Atlas Seal – Our Most Popular Adjustable Leg Bands!

The Atlas Seal 305A and 305AL are top sellers amongst adjustable leg bands because of the flexible sizes they can adjust to, the variety of colors they are available in, and the secure rivet that closes them. These leg bands are great for multiple species of birds, especially popular for poultry.

305A-305AL

Material: .020 Aluminum

Stamping and Numbering:
Standard stamping is up to a 6 digit embossed consecutive number. Special stamping is available (for example names and phone numbers).

Use the boxes below to find out how much stamping you can fit on your band. One box equals one character. Staying inside the green is a $10 set up charge, and if your stamping goes into the orange boxes, it will be a $20 set up charge. Stamping will be made as large as possible. (Stamping based on a 4 digit number). For tag pricing and other special charges, Click Here.

305A:

305A stamping limits

305AL:

305AL stamping limits

The 305S applicator is required to seal the rivet.

Our Available Colors:

anodized legband colors

enamel legband colors

**** Colors may vary based on material available****
Please note: enamel colors will last, while anodized may scratch

Why We Love Tags, And You Should Too!

Tags come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and materials. They are used for hundreds of different applications that are a part of our everyday lives. One of the main reasons why NB&T loves tags, is because they can be completely customized to meet your identification needs. A few other reasons why we love making tags for our customers is because with proper identification, you can:

  • Quickly identify hazardous material
  • Keep employees safe
  • Comply with regulations and laws
  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Appear professional to customers
  • Keep accurate records
  • Have proper asset management
  • Protect your pets
  • Conduct accurate research
  • And more!

If you need help figuring out which type of tag is best for you, we recommend browsing through our website, checking out past blogs for helpful tips, or calling and talking to one of our sales representatives. Let NB&T be your #1 solution for all your identification needs!

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