Are there any companies that offer tags, readers and herd-management software for animal tracking?
Many companies offer tags and readers for tracking livestock, but relatively few offer software. One company that offers a complete solution is Avante. The company’s Livestock-Trakker includes tags, readers and software for animal tracking.
Agriculture technology company TekVet offers an active RFID cattle-tracking system that includes health monitoring and a website that displays details about an individual animal’s history and health condition (see TekVet-IBM Cattle Tracker Uses Active RFID Tags, Satellite Communication). DVM Systems offers a similar solution. Both use a temperature sensor that provides early illness detection and breeding alerts to ensure that animals are cared for properly, and both offer some basic herd-management software.
Many ranchers buy the necessary hardware and software and then utilize generic RFID software that associates tags with assets (in this case, animals).
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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