Ritchey`s have three tag styles to choose from – Universal, Flat Arrowhead and Curved Arrowhead – all of which are constructed with the triple layer design technology. The Universal tags come in 4 different sizes – Sheep, Small, Medium Calf, and Large Cow Tags– and 12 different tag/core color combinations. Ritchey`s also produces their own T-Lock button that has become increasingly popular over the past several years.

Gene has truly put the best of everything he has to offer into the creation and perpetuation of these tags. The Ritchey family is proud to produce an American-made product that allows producers to better their herd management with a product that has the ability to last a lifetime! 

The Ritchey Manufacturing business also produces identification products for electrical companies, nurseries, vineyards, wildlife organizations and sports camps.

Company details

13821 Sable Blvd , Brighton , Colorado 80601 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Livestock
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

Eugene “Gene” Ritchey and his wife, Jo, founded Ritchey Livestock ID in 1964. Gene was raised on a dairy farm and has been associated with the farming and ranching business all of his life. Because of his innate love and understanding of agriculture, his goal was to make the best product possible - and he did. Ritchey Ear Tags are the only tags, which allow the numbers or letter to be permanently engraved into the dual colored tag. This unique method is done when producers engrave through the top color layer, exposing the center layer - permanently embedding the number or letter into the tag. Ritchey Ear Tags are second to none in the industry. Unsurpassed in retention, legibility and durability, Ritchey Tags save producers both time and money. Ritchey Tags are part of the only identification system that allows for the do-it-yourself or factory-done pre-numbering, while guaranteeing that the numbers or letters engraved remain permanent.

The Ritchey arrowhead tag, first sold in 1964, was a flexible, one-piece tag that used a permanent paint pen to affix herd data. It was the very first tag that was considered to be an easy and economical means of individual livestock identification. The invention of this tag made it possible to maintain production and breeding records for better herd management. ?