The Allflex Tag Pen provides durable, visible marking particularly on Allflex visual livestock tags.
The Allflex Tag Pen is available in two colours, white and black and has no pressure build-up.
The Allflex Tag Pen Black is available in both fine and broad tips. The Allflex Tag Pen White is available as a chisel tip only.
Clearly marking visual livestock tags has business benefits by enabling livestock to be identified on-farm, leading to improved management. Using marking systems is an effective way to record and track animal data. It also proves ownership that can be useful if your animals graze at distance and are at risk of being stolen or becoming lost. In large herds, they help producers tell one animal from another.
While there are many numbering systems, one of the most common systems uses a combination of numbers and letters designating the year of birth and birth order. Be careful of using letters that look like numbers—avoid O, Q, V, and I— and combine the remaining 22 letters with numbers to create the livestock marking system. Assign the birth year a letter, say A=2019. Then, assign a number to the animal in order of birth. So, A0022 would mean the fifteenth animal born in 2019. C0007 would mean the seventh animal born in 2021, etc. Using this system, you’re sure to not replicate an animal number over a 22-year span.
To Start Ink Flow: Hold the pen vertically and pump tip onto folded scrap paper or card until the fibre is saturated.
To Mark Tags: The internal valve should be kept partially open by applying slight, constant pressure on the top. This allows the optimum amount of into to flow through the fibre and etch into the surface of the tag.
Write number or letter twice (allow sufficient drying time between) to ensure optimum ink deposit for long life identification. Insufficient ink will cause marking to fade prematurely. The ink in the Allflex Tag Pen reservoir will not dry out.
Important: Keep out of reach of children.
Note: Should ink from the Allflex Tag Pen inadvertently contact other surfaces it may be removed in most instances with Ethanol (C2H5OH). Always check the solvent does not damage the material/surface before applying.
Allflex Tag Pen Product Code: Black (00194) & White (00195)