How to tag

NAIT RFID tags should be applied:

  • to the right ear
  • to the central/inner part of the ear between the two veins, and
  • with the female part of the tag facing forward.

Ear Tags Correct Placement

This will ensure a high retention rate.

The right ear is preferred as meat processing facilities, sale yards and many farmers use fixed panel readers with scanning capability on the right hand side of the animal.

You should take note of the tag numbers you are using on animals. This will make it easier for you to register the animals in the NAIT system.

Find out how to enter the tag visual information into the NAIT system
Read more on handling cattle and deer