Datamars, Inc. on Monday announced the introduction of its new Z Tags brand Z2 No-Tear-Tagging System for livestock.
The Z Tags Z2 system features a unique new applicator with a kickback jaw that automatically retracts once the tag has been inserted. This patented feature, combined with a flip-out pin, greatly reduces the risk of ripped or torn ears while contributing to faster healing and improved tag retention, the company says.
"Most livestock producers have experienced the drawbacks of conventional two-piece tagging systems," said Stu Marsh, senior vice president of business development for Datamars. "An animal often jerks its head when the tag is inserted, and if you're not quick enough in manually retracting the jaws, there's a high risk of tearing the ear."
With the new system, jaws automatically snap open once the tag is inserted and provide a lower probability of lost tags, he said.
The new Z Tags Z2 No-Tear Tagging system also features ear tags with greater flexibility, readability and durability, Datamars said.
"While much of the credit for better retention goes to the tagger, our new Z2 tags feature flexible polyurethane panels that bend without breaking," Marsh said.
New Z2 tags come in four different sizes – small, medium, large and maxi – and 14 different colors. Producers can choose from laser-printed or blank tags, with the readability of the laser-printed tags guaranteed for the life of the animal.
Find more information about the new Z Tags Z2 No-Tear-Tagging System online.
See product demonstration in the video below.