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Symtag was established in 1988 by Alan Symonds. After spending many years as an agricultural rep, he identified a gap in the sheep identification market and developed the one-piece plastic eartag.

Symtag is still a family run independent business that supplies sheep and cattle identification tags to farmers and exporters throughout the United Kingdom.  It is based in Somerset, overlooking the fields of the Cheddar vale.

Alan Symonds, Managing Director says, "the business has built up steadily since it began. Over the years we have improved the company by introducing modern, up to date technology in both the workshop and the office. I started off in a shed at the bottom of the garden, then moved to a cow shed, and am now in a tin shed!".

Symtag prides itself on the relationship it builds with its customers and the personal service they provide. 

Symtag is now managed on a daily basis by John Symonds, Alan's Son and Dave Ackrill, Alan's Son-in-Law, so it remains a family owned and run business.  Alan also often pops onto the Symtag stand at the shows.

Orders placed before 1pm are usually despatched the same day, either by first class post or Parcelforce.

Cattle tags ordered by 3.30pm, on request, are usually despatched that day.

Christmas Opening Hours:

Closed from 16.00 on Thursday 21st December and re-open 8.30 am Tuesday 2nd January.

Normal opening hours are:

Mon - Thurs 8am - 5pm (office from 8.30am)
Fri - 8am (office from 8.30am) - 4.30pm.

Meet the team: