RFID at the Speed of Commerce

Cindy Zimmerman

Increasing the frequency of RFID could be as revolutionary for the dairy industry as FM was for radio. A company called Eriginate has developed the technology to move RFID at the speed of commerce by using ultra high radio frequency (UHF) to tag identify large groups of moving animals, compared to the common electronic systems today that use low frequency …

Animal ID, Audio, Charleston-Orwig, Video, World Dairy Expo

USDA Ends National Animal ID System

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA is abandoning the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and changing strategy to a state-based system. “After concluding our listening tour on the National Animal Identification System in 15 cities across the country, receiving thousands of comments from the public and input from States, Tribal Nations, industry groups, and representatives for small and organic farmers, it is apparent that a …

Animal ID, usda

National DHIA Hosts Annual Meeting

News Editor

With a theme of “Sustainability through data-driven decisions,” National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) held its 44th annual meeting March 4-5, in Boise, Idaho. Session topics included milk recording, management and analysis, animal identification systems, genomics, dairy beef quality assurance, worldwide dairy update and new economic realities. “National DHIA is not talking sustainability; we are continuing on long-standing actions toward …

Agribusiness, Animal ID

IDairy Urges Mandatory Animal ID

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IDairy was on Capital Hill today, urging members of Congress to reconsider a mandatory National Animal Identification System (NAIS) to serve as a collective insurance policy in the event of an animal disease emergency. Dairy producer Karen Jordan, DVM, from Siler City, North Carolina, testified that the dairy industry “collectively believe(s) that our industry will be best served when all …

Animal ID, Government, Industry News

IDairy Urges Use of 840 Tags

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IDairy, a coalition of 6 dairy organizations, reminds dairy producers that 840-RFID tags are an easy way to provide customers, and ultimately consumers, with the proper Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) documentation. The new COOL regulations went into effect on September 30, and retailers are now required to notify their customers of the country of origin of beef and veal. …

Animal ID, Industry News

70% Registered with NAIS

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IDairy is pleased to announce that 70% of the United States’ 59,000 commercial dairy producers are estimated to have registered their premises as part of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Today more than 42,000 dairy producers are estimated to have registered their premises under NAIS. During the past year, IDairy worked with state and federal officials to promote dairy …

Animal ID, Industry News

Idaho Dairy Goes Ruggedly Wireless in the Corral

Laura McNamara

The idea of gaining two extra hours in dairy farm management each day without working extra hours seems like a dream, right? What about cutting the time employees spend searching for animals… in half? Well, Scott Haag at Box Canyon Dairy in Wendell, Idaho says a set of MobileDemand rugged tablet PC’s makes those dairy farm dreams an everyday reality. …

Animal Health, Animal ID, Audio, Dairy Business, Equipment, Health, Video

100,000 Tagged Registered Jerseys

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Attention Registered Jersey breeders! Is one of your herd destined to be the 100,000 Registered Jersey identified with Allflex double-matching approved ear tags during 2008. If so, you will win a year’s supply of Double Matched Pair sets of JerseyTags™ with HDX High Performance EID tags, up to a maximum of 500 sets, plus a stick reader from Allflex USA …

Animal ID, Industry News, Jersey Association

National FAIR Recognized by USDA

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And the news from the Holstein Association USA is also outstanding – the Association is one of the first to be recognized by USDA as an official Animal Tracking Database. A cooperative agreement has been signed between USDA and Holstein Association USA giving National FAIR (Farm Animal Identification and Records) official approval as a compliant Animal Tracking Database under the …

Animal Health, Animal ID, Government, Holstein Association, Industry News