Datamars Agri officially approved to supply cattle tags to farmers

A third cattle tag supplier, Datamars Agri, has been officially approved by the Department of Agriculture to supply identification tags and BVD tissue tags in Ireland.

It follows Mullinahone Co-op and Cormac Tagging, who received approval to supply tags to farmers last year.

Datamars has been serving farmers in over 100 countries for 25 years and has announced its Irish Office Datamars Agri is now open.

Richard Nolan, General Manager of Datamars, said that it is the company’s ambition to offer farmers an alternative supplier of high quality cattle tags at highly competitive prices with superior customer service.

The Leinster-based company’s tag range includes visual, tissue and electronic tags. These tags are currently widely used in the UK, Europe and in nearly 100 countries around the world.

Klaus Ackerstaff, CEO of the Datamars Group, said that he is extremely excited to be offering not only the internationally proven portfolio of tags to Irish farmers, but also an excellent service and local support.

Datamars Agri offers a user-friendly online experience for ordering tags and a highly efficient and easy to use tag ordering process.

The company is looking forward to meeting the needs of farmers in Ireland, large and small over the coming years and invites farmers to visit their website for more information and product details.

Last year, the Department issued a tender for more than one supplier of cattle tags to Irish farmers. As a result of that process, farmers can now order from three suppliers.

Applications from tag suppliers for approval to supply ear tags will be assessed against the requirements of EU regulations relating to cattle identification.

The new arrangements will remain in place until December 31, 2017.