Besides, this UHF ear tag
can be printed with a customized logo and sequence number for different kinds of livestock tracking choice.
"I have been ranching in Wyoming and raising cattle for 40 years and have used about every ear tag
made, as well as the ink for them.
What's more, since each animal ear tag
has its unique ID number, livestock owners can easily get the animal's information, such as feeding, location, vaccination, etc.
The Badger Trust said it was now clear that the practice of switching ear tags
to foil bovine TB (bTB) controls was commonplace and not isolated, as first claimed.
With 37 million new calves born each year, it would cost an average of $2.50 each for a radio frequency device ear tag
. According to one USDA economist, the electronic device alone would cost $100 million, not counting labor.
Prosecuting Senior Counsel John Edwards said: "The infected animal had been put on Sutton's farm with its ear tag
changed to one taken from a cow that had been reared on it all its life.
He said the department had since realised that some farmers had purchased more ear tags
than needed, but still failed to ear tag
their animals while some donated the tags.
Some will have a green left ear tag
marked 105607 and some have both left and right ears tagged.
Lee Reynolds, prosecuting for Powys County Council, said that there were about 200 milking cows on the 400-acre farm and during TB testing in 2009 ear tag
discrepancies were discovered.
Brian Bolton, president and CEO of Allflex USA, the largest manufacturer of physical and electronic animal identification tags in the world, estimates 60 percent of all cattle in the United States wear an ID ear tag
at some point in their production lives.
"Most farmers will be blood-testing calves between six and nine months of age, at which point the mother is already back in calf, which defeats the object of the exercise," said Scott Brown, from Murray Farm Care, suppliers of the TypiFix ear tag