One-piece ear tag system released by firm

Y-TEX Corporation, Cody, Wyoming, a supplier of livestock identification and pest control solutions, recently announced the launch of its new Y-Tags One-Piece Ear Tagging System for beef and dairy cattle.

Featuring complete PureLaser permanent imprinting and the unique Surgi-Tip self-piercing tip, Y-Tags represent a major advancement in one-piece ear tagging technology.

Y-Tags are molded from advanced thermo polyurethane and acetyl nylon to withstand extremes in heat and cold, as well as ultra-violet light, moisture and mold. Unlike some tags, Y-Tags are pliable, yet durable, so they hang tough without cracking or breaking. Another feature that sets Y-Tags apart from conventional one-piece tags is the PureLaser permanent imprinting. Y-TEX employs a proprietary process that delivers the deepest, darkest 100 percent pure laser imprint on the market. While other imprints fade over time, the Y-Tags PureLaser permanent imprint is guaranteed legible for the life of the animal.

Rounding out the Y-Tags system is the new Y-Tags one-piece applicator. With its wider jaw, flip-out pin and ergonomic design, the Y-Tags applicator works seamlessly with the Surgi-Tip self-piercing tip to make tagging easier than ever. Studies show that Y-Tags require less force to apply than other one-piece tags, resulting in less producer fatigue during the busy tagging season. Y-Tags come in cow (large), calf (medium) and feedlot sizes as well as a wide variety of high-visibility colors.

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