An EID system improves efficiency and helps you extract more profit from your farm. Some major benefits include:
Easy identification of individual animals
Livestock inventory is more easily managed. All types of stock that carry an EID tag can be quickly identified and held on a software programme. Numbers of stock on hand can be quickly verified.
Fast access to accurate information
The integration of EID readers with weigh scales and computer programmes enables critical information on each and every animal to be quickly accessed and amended or confirmed.
EID devices have the ability to facilitate automatic drafting, provided that an auto drafter is purchased. This speeds up the process and creates a safe working environment to enable accurate drafting to be done based on weight, species or other criteria. Gallagher top end weigh scale models are compatible with automatic drafters and can draft by weight and by identification number.
Management of animal groups and records of trait and activities by individual can be achieved without the use of traditional notebooks.
Full integration with other databases
EID systems are designed to integrate with other databases. This enables information to be quickly transmitted to other agencies.
Accurate record keeping for breeding
EID is well suited to stud breeders and other breeding operations. Huge quantities of information can be stored and linked to each other individual animal enabling accurate record keeping.
Monitor animal health risks
EID assists in reducing the risk of large scale disease outbreaks and will assist in the fight against TB, movement controls and other agricultural impacts.
Full traceability for consumers
EID will enable full traceability from pasture to plate. This will mean that current demand for total traceability of a food source can be achieved. This in turn gives NZ agriculture a further competitive advantage which ultimately should result in higher returns on commodities.