Guangzhou, China - The latest in animal ear tags, used to identify individual animals within a farmed group, is versions with radio frequency identification (RFID). Chinese electronics manufacturer DAILY RFID, based in Guangzhou, has launched animal ear tags for pigs, sheep and cattle incorporating radio frequency ID, without batteries, for use in farm livestock tracking programmes.
The Chinese company said that a recent report from USDA (the US Department of Agriculture) on its RFID Animal-Tracking Project, stresses the importance of correct RFID animal tag application, both for tag retention and to prevent infection.
DAILY RFID has recently unveiled hygienic LF 134.2KHz RFID ear tags made from thermoplastic polyurethane, which it says reduce the chance of infection. The TPU is an antimicrobial type to prevent growth of bacteria.