Sheep Tags

It all starts with the right choice of ear tag

Shearwell SET visual and electronic ear tags for sheep – 99.5% retention rate

Visual Tags
$0.28 inc GST

RFID Tags
$1.43 inc GST

From $0.34 excl GST in Victoria

Shearwell SET tags for sheep identification are light, durable and easy to apply one-piece ear tags. The popularity of these tags is unparalleled, with more than 80 million sold in the past five years alone.

Visual and electronic tags are identical, with an RFID chip fitting securely into a chamber of the electronic tag. The inner surfaces of the tag are smooth and rounded to avoid pinch points and reduce the risk of infection, and both RFID and visual tags are laser-etched for easy reading throughout the life of the animal.

Visual and electronic tags are easy to apply using the same Shearwell applicator. View instructions

The Shearwell SET tag is NLIS-accredited and is widely approved by ministries worldwide for use with sheep and goats. It is UV stabilised and ideal for Australian conditions.

World map with locations of Shearwell ear tag sales

Shearwell SET tags the world over.

The Shearwell SET tag was first developed in 1990. Since then many millions have been sold worldwide, of which some 16.7 million are electronic (EID) tags equipped with an RFID chip. It is the number one selling sheep tag in the UK.

We take real pride in our product, both in its manufacture and in the service we provide to livestock farmers the world over. The Shearwell SET tag is not just a tag, but the first step towards better traceability and easier livestock identification and management.

Austrailian Made logo

Australian Made

  • This product has been manufactured here (not just packaged or assembled); and
  • 50% or more of the cost of making it can be attributed to Australian materials and/or production processes.

  • 99.5% retention rate
  • Laser-etched
  • Lightweight
    for day old lambs
  • Extra sharp pin
    for better penetration
  • Quick and easy to apply
  • Room for growth
  • Covered pin
  • One-piece,
      lifetime tag
  • Fully NLIS-accredited
  • Price includes all
    printing and any
    custom print options
Shearwell SET sheep tag with benefits shown as call-outs

Available Colours

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2015

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Blue

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2016

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Black

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2017

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

White

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2018

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Orange

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2019

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Green

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2020

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Purple

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2021

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Yellow

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2022

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Red

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

2023

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Blue

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Post Breeder

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Pink

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

 

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Grey

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

 

11 colour swatches of available sheep tag colours

Brown

Shearwell SET ear tag – Electronic Tag

Shearwell SET electronic ear tag for sheep – 99.5% retention rate

For fast, accurate identification of your livestock using electronic identification and as the heart of integrated electronic ID and management systems combining e.g. weigh crates, auto drafters and mobile phone apps. With electronic ID, you can ‘read’ the sheep’s ID without having to handle the sheep. Use with Visual SET Tag if double tagging.

A durable, light sheep tag for electronic identification of your sheep. As well as containing an integrated, unique RFID chip with excellent read range, the ear tag is available in 11 colours and has room for extensive visual management information such as holding number, PIC etc. NLIS-accredited.


Shearwell SET ear tag – Visual Tag

Shearwell SET visual ear tag for sheep – 99.5% retention rate

For easy-to-read identification of your sheep for all management purposes when RFID is not required. Use with Electronic SET Tag if double tagging.


A durable, light sheep tag for visual identification of your sheep available in 11 colours. Retention rate above 99.5%. High-resolution laser-etching ensures full legibility of management data even from a distance. NLIS-accredited.







Visual Tag
RFID Tag
Shearwell SET visual and electronic ear tag for sheep – 99.5% retention rate
99.5% retention rate
Totally dependable
Durable
A lifetime one-piece UV stabilised tag
ideal for Australian conditions
One-piece design
Quicker and easier to apply than a two-piece tag
Laser-etched for permanence
Always easy to read
Easy to apply
Quick, stress-free application
– same Shearwell applicator for visual and RFID
Lightweight
Suitable from day old, for life
Contains RIFD microchip
High performance ISO 11784/5 compliant HDX transponder
For a unique, permanent smart record
System-compatible
Rapid-read chips readable by all
ISO-compliant RFID static and mobile readers
Excellent read range
The heart of the electronic ID system
Traceability, security, management

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