Black marking pen for cow ear tags. Weather resistant.
White marking pen for cow ear tags. Weather resistant.

Tag Marking Pen

Sale price$8.00



This livestock ear tag ink pen has a deep penetrating dye formulation that stands up to the environment and time. This pen is for Ritchey's write-on tags and is meant for a producer's shorter term livestock identification needs.  Typical ink longevity is usually between 2 to 3 years.

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Custom Ear Tag Design

We've tried our best to help make designing your own custom ear tag as easy as possible. However, sometimes, tech is tricky. Please see this instructional video - 3D Custom Ear Tag Design Tool

Our 3D ear tag design tool isn't equipped to handle images ... yet. But we can definitely permanently engrave your family's cattle brand on your tag. Simply email us at or call us at 1-800-EAR-TAGS so we can help you out. We have a fulltime graphic artist to ensure your brand is correctly drawn and you're happy with how the tag will look.

We offer numerous different color combinations for your ear tags. Since 1964, yellow/black has been our best seller by far followed by white/black, red/white, and black/white.


Production lead times are currently running 3-5 business days for blank tags and less than 4 weeks for custom engraved tags. Once a tag is ready, the amount of time to deliver the tags depends on where you are. Domestic orders will take 5-7 business days to arrive. Overseas deliveries can take anywhere from 7-16 days. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email.

Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout. We run discounts and promotions all year, so stay tuned for exclusive deals.


If you have any additional questions about your ear tags, feel free to contact us at or 1-800-EAR-TAGS. Real people are always here to help our valued farmers and ranchers!

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