Electronic Identification (EID) is the technology that enables an animal's ear tag to transmit a unique animal ID number to an electronic reader.
The ear tag/reader system works automatically - no manual recording is needed. Trying to read ear tags visually is no longer a problem, as the ear tag/reader still picks up the tag's signal even when its covered in water or dirt.
NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) is an animal identification and tracing scheme linking people, property and livestock.
By enabling individual animals to be tagged with electronic ear tags and traced, NAIT enhances New Zealand’s ability to respond more quickly if there is a biosecurity threat such as a disease outbreak.
NAIT is mandatory for cattle and will be mandatory for deer from 1 March 2013.
To find out more about the NAIT scheme and how to comply visit www.nait.co.nz
Also, visit our Gallagher NAIT Exchange Software page to find out how this new FREE software allows you to easily transfer your animal data to NAIT.
Teamed up with weighing and EID reading equipment; your EID tags will become the lynchpin in an automated and accurate recording system.
The cost of setting up a weighing and EID system will be more than offset by the savings you'll make in time, effort, labour and money.
The increased accuracy of the system will enable you to see which animals are performing and which are not - so you can do something to improve production and realise stock value.
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