As we increase international trade, standards will continually be refined. With livestock those standards have undergone significant adjustment and expansion to ensure that disease and paracites are not brought into new countries. These 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 tags provide a simple and easy way to track the individual medical and breeding history of each animal.
With tags ranging from cattle ear tags, small animal ear tags and even bee tags, you can easily identy and track details about your livestock using processes you already use. The new livestock tracking RFID system includes the RFID tags, RFID readers, RFID antennas if required, and software to organize your new information. UHF RFID can be used in place of, or with GPS to track animal movements and travel habits if you choose.
RFID tagging of livestock can also automate routine tasks. For example feed machines can be configured to dispense a certain amount of feed per animal, it can even be different per animal, ensuring that they achive optimum growth and health.
Veteranty 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 animal to a new owner. Often times more accurately than we are able to do manually as things are not lost or forgotten.
Many household pets are now tagged with Low Frequency RFID so that they can be identified nationwide and returned home. Livestock RFID tagging takes this same concept and applies it to the needs of these owners. The larger tags allow long range technologies like UHF or Active RFID to be used increasing the read range to several meters or even kilometers/miles.
By leveraging this extra distance you can setup systems to identify suspicious activity, such as animals leaving secure areas or approaching roadway gates/farms edge.