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    Empty BVD samples

    This year I've had 6 empty BVD sample tags out of a batch of 50. In previous 3 years I had only 1. Just putting it out there to see if anyone else having similar problems. The tag companies and AHWNI say it runs at a rate of less than 1% but I've read on southern forums of farmers getting higher empty rates this year.

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    Re: Empty BVD samples

    What tags are you using? We switched to Shearwell this year and have had no empty samples in 85 used so far. Previously we were getting about 2 in 50, although the reason for switching was more about tag retention.

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    Re: Empty BVD samples

    I'm using Shear well got another 50 to use but not impressed. Also the hollow pin tag seems to year easily.

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