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New Company Touts Affordable And Efficient Livestock RFID Ear Tagging System
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:06:54 CDT
Affordable and efficient ultra-high frequency ear tags from a new company in Missouri will save livestock producers time and increase animal production said Matt Poindexter, Harrisonville, MO cattle producer and representative for LivestockLens.
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Poindexter was recently interviewed by Radio Oklahoma Agriculture Network Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd.
The Missouri rancher is one of the founders of the new company and walked KC through the process of using his companyís ear tags.
When tagging a newborn calf, type into a tablet computer the ear tag number, the motherís ID number, birthweight, name of bull and sex of the calf, he said.
You can now track that calf through its entire life, he said.
We try to make it less time consuming and easy to use, Poindexter said.
The main reason to use this system is you now have all your records in one place, he said.
With sale barns now using readers, when your calf is run through their sale ring, the entire vaccine and sire history of that animal is available, he said.
If you sell direct to a backgrounder with a reader, he can scan your animal and if agreeable, the backgrounder keeps the records and you get to see how that calf has performed.
Weíve been able tie together sale barns, feeders and packing houses so the cow-calf guy can see the carcass data and everything it costs to get that calf there, Poindexter said.
Poindexter said their system is more affordable than many of the other similar systems on the market.
Our UHF (ultra-high frequency) tag is $1.60 and most other RFID tags are $2.50, he said.
He added beginning in July the tags will be manufactured in Missouri, giving the company 100 percent control.
For more information about the company, click here.
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