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Sagebrush Tags offers a wide variety of custom printing options for ear tags.

Custom printing of tags allows you to uniquely identify your animal, which is helpful for a variety of reasons including:

  • As a management tool
  • As advertising to help promote your heard
  • To help prevent theft

Some customers choose to use different colors of tags to designate different herds, sex of the animal, or year of birth. You can also use the international year/letter designations for animal identification. You may view the chart here. A special thank you to the Beef Improvement Federation for allowing us to use this chart on our website.

When custom-printed tags are ordered, we will have them professionally printed by the manufacturer and then shipped directly to you, the customer. Your custom printed order will usually arrive within 2-4 weeks of the order date, although it can sometimes take longer January through May, and September through November, as these are the busiest times of the year for the tag companies. If you need them sooner, please let us know and we can check with the manufacturer to see if they can meet your deadline. We will try to keep you updated on current processing times periodically via our Facebook page.

Pricing for most of our custom tag orders is based on a custom print per side- usually $0.25 to $0.50 per tag. There will be an option in the ordering boxes on many tag ordering pages, which will allow you to add custom imprint options. Product ordering pages that don't offer custom print options may still be able to be custom printed- feel free to contact us and ask.

Be sure to let us know what information you would like on the tags, where you want it and approximately how large, etc.

You are welcome to contact us directly for pricing and information on custom printing options.

File Upload:

There will be a place to upload the files (images, templates, spreadsheets) at checkout, or you can Contact Us.

Logo or brand submission format:

Preferred submission format for logos or brands is black and white .jpg or .pdf. If you are unable to provide the logo or brand in a black and white .jpg or .pdf format, we are still usually able to make a very nice looking image for you, however, be aware that it might take longer to process.

Facebook picture submission:

If you are ordering custom print tags, please feel free to take a picture of the tag and/or a picture of your animal(s) wearing the new tags and post your picture to our Facebook page. (Posting your pictures to our Facebook page will serve as permission for us to also post the pictures to our website gallery, should we choose to do so.)

Set-up Fee:

Most manufacturers will require a one-time setup fee for logos and brands. Prices range from $31.00 to $40.00 per set up. If you need custom logos or custom fonts on two sides of the tags or different logos or fonts for more than one group of tags, this could require additional set-up fees.

If you order the same format and information a second time, you will usually not have to pay the set-up fee again. If you choose hot-stamp printing, there will sometimes be a set-up fee. We can check on this for you based on your unique situation.

Small Order Fee:

All custom orders of less than 50 tags (or less than 200 feedlot tags) will be charged an additional $5.00 small order fee (sometimes this is $10.00 on the engraved Ritchey tags - we can let you know at the time of ordering). Please choose the correct option for this from the list choices at checkout.

How to order:
  • You may order from our online STORE. See more specific links to pages for ordering custom print tags below each manufacturer info section (below).
  • You are welcome to Contact Us by phone or email to get the order started.