Electronic identification ear tags (EID ear tags), also called radio frequency identification (RFID ear tags), take all the features of a visual ear tag and combine it with the assurance of data integrity, as well as traceability. All tags can be verified visually or through scanning. HDX tags utilize half duplex technology that can be read from a greater distance and are beneficial for automated systems. FDX tags utilize full duplex technology and are a cost-effective option. We offer a variety of the best cattle ear tags in HDX and FDX to make your herd tracking, processing, and recordkeeping as seamless and efficient as possible. Each tag is assigned a unique number, making the tracing of health and all pertinent information quicker and easier. Instead of manually recording data in a spreadsheet, information like weight can be saved from the scale directly on to your computer, which is then stored and easily synced at the chute ensuring the accuracy of the animal’s data.
EID tags are small “button-like” tags that are placed in the ear. Each EID tag has a unique 15-digit number printed on it, and the number can also be read by scanning the tag with an EID reader. These tags are designed to last for the life of the animal.
Using Electronic ID tags has many advantages:
It offers another form of identification for each animal. Sometimes visual tags get lost, become snagged on a fence, etc, whereas EID tags are small and are designed for high retention rates.
An animal can more quickly be identified in the chute (by scanning the tag with a reader) rather than needing to have the animal be completely still to read a visual tag or tattoo number.
Scanning EID tags, instead of manually writing down an ear tag number, offers tremendous time-saving benefits while minimizing errors. As cattle are being worked or loaded into a trailer, their EID tag can be scanned while they are on the move.