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Tool Separates Two-Piece Ear Tags
"Saving the male part of a two-piece ear and insecticide tags saves you 20 to 30 cents a tag," says Floyd Simpson, a Belmont, Ohio, cattle producer who designed a handy ear tag remover.
It works with all brands of plastic two-piece tags. "The front parts of insecticide tags only last five months before they should be removed. By removing them with this new tool, you can save and reuse the male section. You can also use the tool to take the tags off cattle going to market. Plus, it comes in handy if you make a mistake tagging livestock," says Simpson.
To use the ear tag remover,Simpson gives this explanation: "Line up the dimpled driver pin over the tip of the male tag as it's exposed through the female tag. The forked part of the tool slips between the front of the ear and the tag. Squeezing the tool's handles forces the driver pin through the male tag, separating it from the female portion without hurting the animal or damaging the tag."
Simpson, who is looking for a manufacturer, estimates that the tool will sell for about $20.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Floyd Simpson, Ovas, Inc., 44680 Bel-Cent Road, Belmont, Ohio 43718 (ph 614 686-2510).

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