What are the benefits of matched pair tags?

Preparing to add Electronic ID tags to your herd? Make the process easier with Matched Pair tags.

Matched pair tags are a set of tags consisting of an EID tag and a visual tag. With matched pair tags, the 15-digit EID number is also printed on the visual tag in addition to the management number. For example, the animal would be tagged with a small 15 digit electronic button tag. The animal's separate visual ID of 123 can be printed big and bold on a visual tag with her EID number printed right above her tag number. This helps provide a second form of ID.

Do you already have a list of tag numbers you want to be printed on your custom visual tags? Simply email the spreadsheet file to sales@livestocktags.com to include it with any order you place or to have us create a cart for your review and to check out.

Click here to learn how to manually create an Excel spreadsheet with your custom numbers.


Allflex offers the ability to download and print an electronic list of EIDs with your order for record-keeping purposes. This way, your time can be spent on getting the tags in their ears and not needing to worry about writing down which EID number goes with each animal!