RFID Detects Health Issues for Calgary Feedlots

By Claire Swedberg

The United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative is offering a solution from A4 Systems that leverages UHF RFID to monitor cattle behavior and thus identify if an animal may have a health problem before an illness can worsen or be transmitted.

The  United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative (UFA) is offering its members a radio frequency identification solution aimed at cattle health management, using hardware and software provided by technology company  A4 Systems. Known as  HerdWhistle, the livestock-monitoring system detects changes in behavior among cattle wearing the RFID sensors, and thereby enables operators to address health issues early. UFA completed a pilot of the technology at a...

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