The following companies manufacture animal identification tags that are approved by the
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India ranks first in livestock population and milk production in the world. The Government of India is implementing various schemes to improve the genetic potentiality of these animals but the results are not very encouraging. One of the important constraints is non-availability of performance data of individual animal at village level. Experts all over the world stressed the need for performance recording of animals as the core requirement for productivity enhancement. Data showed that the countries that have started recording performance data have doubled the productivity of animals in 25 years. Record keeping on pedigree, production, reproduction, feed, health and costs is essential for sound decision-making in selection of animals with greater genetic producing ability to develop a better future herd. Some organised farms in private sector in India have adopted RFID based animal identification and farm automation management system, e.g., Chitale Dairy in Pune, Lakshya Dairy in Haryana and Kopordem Farm at Valpoi in Sattari Taluk in North Goa. Sangamner Milk Union, Maharashtra has decided to attach RFID tags to 100,000 animals in near future to begin tracking and to ensure accuracy of the data related to each animal.
Electronic identification (EID) tags are becoming an ever-more common tool for individual animal identification.
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An ear tag is a plastic or metal object used for of domestic and other animals. If the ear tag uses Radio Frequency Identification Device () technology it is referred to as an electronic ear tag. Electronic ear tags conform to international standards and working at 134.2 kHz, as well as -6C operating in the UHF spectrum. There are other non-standard systems such as Destron working at 125 kHz. Although there are many shapes of ear tags, the main types in current use are as follows: DATCP provided Animal Identification Number (AIN) tags is now available.
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In 1945 Destron Fearing™ created the Country's first commercially marketed visual identification tags for livestock. This is the foundation of today's animal identification solutions for producers worldwide. Destron Fearing™ continues its tradition of leadership by manufacturing a range of innovative visual and electronic identification products, helping a range of livestock producers, companion animal owners, horse owners, wildlife managers and official agencies manage animals.The Animal Identification Management System (AIMS) is a Web-based program used to administer official animal identification numbers and devices and other events associated with an official identification numbers. All distribution records for the Animal Identification Numbers (AINs) devices are maintained on AIMS. The recording of other official identification devices based on the National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES) and AINs with the manufacturer codes and the USA prefix may be recorded on AIMS if the State or Tribe elects to use AIMs for these tag records. Additionally, scrapie flock-ID tags are ordered through AIMS. All records entered on AIMS require a Premises Identification Number (PIN) or a Location Identification Number (LID). Cattle identification has both visual and management benefits. By identifying your cattle individually with cattle ear tags, you (and others) can more easily determine which cow is which. In addition, being able to track an animal’s history and performance helps you determine which ones are performing well.Is there a protocol governing the placement of tags within an animal’s ear?
Yes. See illustration for typical tag placement. For exhibitors of colored breed cattle with tattoos, World Dairy Expo recommends those tagging cattle to determine a placement that will not obscure or make unreadable, an important official identification number for show check-in purposes. Depending upon where a breed tattoo is already located, it may be necessary to place an accepted WDE-defined ID tag for health check-in, in the left ear.