Our ear tags are manufactured in Germany by Caisley International gmbh; all our tags exceed the BSi PAS44 standard required in the UK, and we are audited by UKAS, ICAR and BCMS to ensure compliance is maintained.
Working with a range of industry partners, we deliver innovation and efficiencies for livestock producers – i.e.: Genus, Lely, DeLaval, UNIFORM-Agri, Arla and Waitrose; giving you more opportunities to reduce costs and increase margins.
Nordic Star presents a unique offer to the UK livestock sector; we are the only ear tag supplier with our own UKAS accredited labs able to test for BVD and DNA. We are also able to provide all livestock farmers with access to NMR’s data portal Herd Companion, whether or not you are a customer of NMR.
BVD tissue samples are tested at NMR’s Hillington site near Glasgow, with 48 hour turnround of results, whilst the DNA tissue samples are processed through the NMR lab at Four Ashes near Birmingham, the DNA data being passed on to AHDB to be converted to PTA’s.
Both BVD and DNA (Genomic) results can be accessed through NMR’s Herd Companion web site (www.herdcompanion.co.uk); a username and password will be needed, but is free to any UK livestock farmer. Viewing BVD data online helps the decision making process, and herds that milk record can use the independent genomic planning software that is available through the Genomic planning area of the website.