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Holstein NI announces Dalton ear tag deal for club members:

Holstein NI has joined forces with cattle identification giant, Dalton, to offer its members the opportunity to purchase plastic tags at a discounted rate. The deal also includes free replacement tags.

John Martin, secretary of Holstein NI said:“Dalton has already entered into a similar deal with various cattle breed organisations, including the British Blue, British Charolais, British Limousin and Highland Cattle societies.

“Club members can purchase tags at 10% less than the retail price, and the club will also benefit by receiving a commission based on the total value of tags sold.”

Dalton was established in 1947 and was the first company in the world to patent and produce two‐piece plastic ear tags. Sixty years later it has remained a family‐owned business, and is recognised as a world‐wide brand.

Daniel Brierley, managing director of Dalton ID Systems Ltd added:”Our tags are DARD approved and manufactured in the UK to strict ISO 9000 standards. In addition to the discounted price, Holstein NI members will also receive a free tag applicator with their first order.”

He added:“Most importantly we are offering Holstein NI members free replacement tags. Independent trials have proven a 99% retention rate for our Supertags®, and as such know they’re very reliable.”

Mr Brierley added:”As electronic ID is expected to be implemented before 2014 we offer a range of electronic I‐tags in both FDX and HDX, as well as a selection of tag readers. Holstein NI members will receive special offer discounts on the purchase of electronic tags and readers which are already compatible with many on‐farm computer programmes used by livestock farmers.”

Farmers can order tags, a free catalogue or samples by using the Freephone 0800 838 882 number which is available Monday to Friday; online 24hrs a day at www.tags4u.com/ni ;  via Farm Wizard software; or the dedicated Freefax order line 0800 731 1957. Orders placed before 3pm daily are usually dispatched on the same day.

The Dalton tag offer is only available to members of Holstein NI. Membership costs 20 per year, and anyone interested in joining Holstein NI should contact secretary, John Martin on mobile: 07711 041 128.

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