The Tag saga is nearing an end!
Cormac Tagging Ltd have become the 2nd company to be given approval for the supply of cattle tags.
Cormac Tagging said,
Today, we are delighted to announce, we have received official notification from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, that we have been approved to supply herd keepers with their complete tagging requirements including new sets of tags with tissue sampling capabilities, electronic tag sets and replacement tags.
Offering Caisley patented cattle tags to farmers in the Irish market, we can finally offer a choice of cattle tag and cattle tag supplier to Irish herd keepers. In the coming week’s we will be able to supply tags, we are just awaiting final sign off our IT system by the Department of Agriculture.
Our cattle tags are widely used in Northern Ireland where the cattle tissue tag is used by over 70 percent of herd keepers. The tissue tag has a less than 1 percent loss rate over the first year. We are delighted that we will deliver massive savings to herd keepers by also offering free replacements of Caisley tags for the one year duration of this contract offered by the Department of Agriculture, delivering massive savings to Irish herd keepers replacing lost tags, in both the cost of tags and time spent by farmers replacing them.
Cormac Tagging are a family run company that have continually delivered quality identification products and service to Irish farmers. Over the last decade we have supplied over ten million Caisley tags to Irish sheep, goat and pig flock owners. We have repeatedly tendered for this contract for the last fourteen years to supply cattle tags to Irish herd-keepers.
Our tag prices are competitive and will continue to be so in the future. We provide first class customer care and look forward to bringing our experience across to the national cattle herd.
We are also giving a free applicator with every fifty sets of tags
The Caisley cattle tissue tag set will retail competitively at €2.68 including ICBF contribution.
Cormac Tagging is also shortlisted for a 2016 Agribusiness Award next week in the Ballsbridge Hotel.
We spoke with Cormac Tagging last week who had expected to be approved by the department last weekend. Ursula Kelly of Cormac Tagging informed That’s Farming;
‘This is the biggest month of the year in regards tagging so we want to just start selling.’
The department gave no reason to Ursula why it has staggered their approvals. Cormac tagging has a background in sheep tagging controlling 35% of the electronic sheep tagging market and hopes that consumers will make the switch.
‘One of the key features of the tag is its a tamper proof tag and its a one action tag, so the sample is safe and contained there’s no need to put it into the vial.’
Ursula said they have had a fantastic response from consumers. Their tags will be priced competitively.
‘We just want to get started there’s 30,000 tags a day bought every November, our product is good, we have a new website ready to launch and our price will be competitive.’