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Thursday 19 January 2017

Who is selling Ireland's cheapest cattle tags?

Published 11/11/2016 | 13:47

Image: Getty Images.
Image: Getty Images.

Following the approval of Mullinahone Co-op in recent weeks, Cormac Tagging was this week approved as an official supplier of cattle tags in Ireland.

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It is the first time in many years that the farmers have a choice as to who they purchase cattle tags from.

It comes following the Department of Agriculture decision to move from a single supplier to a list of multiple approved suppliers.

The Department recently published an approval process for the supply of bovine identification tags to cover the period commencing on November 1, 2016, and has invited potential tag suppliers to submit tags for approval.

This process provides for the approval of tags by different suppliers provided they comply with standards relating to the quality of the tag, including technical specifications and security standards set out in EU regulation as well as the details of ancillary services.

Cattle tag Pricing

Mullinahone co-op

Visual and Tissue tag set incl ICBF Contribution - €2.90

Visual and Tissue tag set excl ICBF Contribution - €2.52

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Electronic and Tissue Tag set incl ICBF Contribution - €3.95

Electronic and Tissue Tag set excl ICBF Contribution - €3.57

Cormac Tagging

It is understood Cormac tags have announced a price of €2.68 per new born calf tag set (or €2.30 without the ICBF levy) and they are offering to replace their tags free of charge for the first year of the contract.

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