EID Benefits You!
Individual segments of the industry have adopted EID technology more rapidly than others. However even cow-calf producers are now demanding automated record keeping and inventory control tools. Individual identification methods like visual panel tags (placed in the ear or brisket), branding, tattooing and ear notching require the human interpretation before the data can be acquired.
EID, on the other hand, offers numerous advantages at low cost:
How Does EID Work?
Electronic ID is synonymous with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). RFID is accomplished through the use of two main components: a transponder and a scanner. The transponder contains an integrated circuit (micro chip) and capacitor attached to a small antenna system. The transponder can then be encapsulated within a female tag or button for external application. The enclosure helps the transponder withstand environmental conditions. When the scanner or reader comes within range of the transponder, it "energizes" the transponder at a specific radio frequency. The transponder then transmits its unique code or identification number to the reader, which interprets and relays the ID to a computer.