Typifix tops in Tobermore!

Updated: Mar 28, 2019



EAR tagging suckled calves single handed has been made a simpler and safer job by Tobermore producer Derek McKinney.


“Like most working with a suckler herd I have had near misses and painful injuries that could become the seat of long term health problems,” Derek explained.


“So a safe handling system and using Typifix tissue sampling tags for BVD testing from QuickTag that are easy to apply has been a priority in recent years.


“Ironically I did not appreciate just how good Typifix tags are until some tags from another maker arrived here in error. We have long used Typifix tags, which come with good strong, long handled applicators and are just so reliable.


“The other brand proved unreliable and footery to apply especially working alone with suckled calves.


“Typifix makers QuickTag keep improving their tags and as regards BVD sampling we have never had a single 'Insufficient Sample' report back from the lab.


“With Typifix tags the sample simply cannot fall out and is sealed and secure with no contamination Having used these tags for nigh on six years we will be staying with the proven brand.


“Now obtained from Erica Thom at her recently opened Killeen Animal Health store on the Gulladuff Road, Bellaghy these tags do the job time and again.”