The redesigned tag and applicator save time and reduce stress on cattle and crews at arrival processing.
RAHWAY, N.J., Jan. 31, 2024 – Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced the introduction of the redesigned ALLFLEX® A-Tag™ Feedlot V2 and applicator as part of its comprehensive feedlot portfolio.
The updated tag design with a self-piercing tip allows for easier application, faster loading, and improved retention, providing feedyard and stocker cattle operators with a new option for visual identification. The tag is accompanied by a new applicator that speeds loading and requires less force to tag cattle during arrival processing, which helps save time at arrival processing while reducing stress on cattle and crews.
“The cattle industry is evolving, and we’re right in step with our customers in helping them be more efficient and profitable in their operations,” said Bill McCoy, ALLFLEX beef business development manager for Merck Animal Health. “Customizing text, colors and logos on visual ear tags like the new A-Tag provides feedlot managers at-a-glance identification for pen units or lot loads, helping ensure that cattle are identified and grouped appropriately.”
The A-Tag is just one in a series of innovations offered by Merck Animal Health for finishing cattle, from digital identification and readers, to monitoring cattle behavior. Additional product introductions under the ALLFLEX brand include CleanVax™ nozzles and shields for clean, fast and convenient administration of intranasal vaccines to cattle.
For more information about the comprehensive cattle portfolio from Merck Animal Health, visit MAHCattle.com.
Merck Animal Health introduces the redesigned ALLFLEX® A-Tag™ Feedlot V2 and applicator as part of its comprehensive feedlot portfolio. The updated tag design with a self-piercing tip allows for easier application, faster loading, and improved retention.
About Merck Animal Health
At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than a century, we’ve been at the forefront of research, bringing forward medicines, vaccines and innovative health solutions for the world’s most challenging diseases. Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business of Merck. Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, producers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of connected technology that includes identification, traceability and monitoring products. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit www.merck-animal-health.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.