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Ear tagging; if it isn't done right, tags can be torn out on a hay twine or heavy brush or lead to infected ears, or possibly eye irritation from the tags hitting the eye when the ears are twitched. Chris Richards, Oklahoma State University beef cattle specialist, says ear tags are usually classified into 1 of 3 styles: 1-piece plastic, 2-piece plastic and metal. "These tags vary in shape, size, color and method of attachment to the ear," he says.Here are proper tagging techniques recommended by Richards and OSU animal science personnel: Properly secure the animal. Movement of the animal's head...
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