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.
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.
Tag applicators can be purchased through your local farm supply store. Be sure to ask for the correct applicator for the tags you are buying. You may want to seek tag manufacturer's advice regarding which applicator is compatible with the tags you have.