The continuous need for improvement in RFID livestock management and production practices is contributing to the increasingly popular use of electronic ID/RFID cattle tags in the cattle industry. RFID tags for cattle are small RFID tags that are placed in the ear. Each RFID animal tags has a unique 15-digit number printed on it, and the number can also be read by scanning the RFID animal tags with an RFID cattle tag reader. These RFID cattle tags are designed to last for the life of the animal.
With RFID livestock management, the new standards are documented as ISO 11784, ISO 11785 and ISO 14223-1 and are used across the United States, Canada, Australia and much of Europe and other areas as well.RFID animal tags provide a simple and easy way to track the individual medical and breeding history of each animal.
How To Track Animals with RFID?
The RFID tags including RFID cattle ear tags, RFID cow tags, RFID sheep tags, small PIT tags, and even RFID glass tags, you can easily identify and track details about your livestock using processes you already use. The new livestock tracking RFID system includes the RFID livestock tags, RFID cattle tag reader, and software to organize your new information.
Cattle identification RFID tag has both visual and management benefits. By identifying your cattle individually with cattle ear tags, you (and others) can more easily determine which cow is which. In addition, being able to track an animal’s history and performance helps you determine which ones are performing well.
Using RFID tags for cattle has many advantages:
RFID animal ear tag offers another form of identification for each animal. An animal can more quickly be identified in the chute (by scanning cattle RFID reader) rather than needing to have the animal be completely still to read a visual tag or tattoo number.
Scanning RFID animal ear tag, instead of manually writing down an ear tag number, offers tremendous time-saving benefits while minimizing errors. As cattle are being worked or loaded into a trailer, their RFID animal ear tag can be scanned while they are on the move.
Feed Control & Health/Breeding Records
RFID tags for cattle can also automate routine tasks. For example, feed machines can be configured to dispense a certain amount of feed per cattle, it can even be different per cattle, ensuring that they achieve optimum growth and health.
Veterinary records and breeding history can also be directly recorded into the database, saving the hassle of manually sorting and organizing these details when it comes time to sell the cattle to a new owner. Often times more accurately than we are able to do manually as things are not lost or forgotten.
Poacher & Theft Protection
Many household pets are now tagged with Low-Frequency RFID animal tags so that they can be identified nationwide and returned home. RFID animal tracking takes this same concept and applies it to the needs of these owners. The long-range UHF animal tracking RFID tags to be used increasing the read range to several meters. Based on UHF technology, which enables multiple RFID tags for cattle to be read simultaneously, more quickly and at much greater distances than typical LF tags can do, The extended read range and read speed significantly reduce operator risk and increase the speed of handling and data collection throughout the entire supply chain.