RFID Solutions for Livestock Industry

By: GAORFID Technology Solutions Team

It is well known that the adoption of RFID is happening around the globe. But where are the success stories and in which market sectors? One industry that has realized the benefits of RFID technology for several years is the Livestock industry.

There are a host of challenges facing livestock farmers today. The livestock owners faces increased competition in global markets, disease control and better breeding practices to name just some of the issues. In the past, other technologies, such as bar coding were attempted to track livestock. There are, however, problems with bar codes, such as the time and labour to scan each bar code, and the bar codes were often dirty or damaged, making it difficult or impossible to read them.



RFID technology answers the needs for livestock owners who look to improve profitability and reduce risk in the herds they manage. RFID systems are being used as a means of identifying farm animals and collecting data far more quickly and efficiently than can be done by writing down numbers by hand or scanning a barcode on a plastic tag in an animal’s ear. Government agencies too, around the world, are in favor of RFID, because it enables them to link a unique identification number for each animal to a database that includes information specific to that animal, including date of birth, inoculations, sex and breeding specifics.

The GAO RFID Livestock Solution:

As a fast growing company, GAO RFID has been specializing in the livestock identification. A GAO RFID Tag (Readable/ Write-able) would dramatically improve the ability to track livestock with long range and high throughput capability and maintain accurate and up-to-date information. Being able to identify animals and link them to the herd they came from and every location they went to in the supply chain helps control the spread of diseases, such as BCE, bovine tuberculosis, hoof-and-mouth and other diseases. Several countries, including Canada, are moving forward with national ID plans that require RFID.

To learn more on how GAO RFID can help you manage your herd for greater profit and less risk; please contact us at sales@gaorfid.com.

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