How does an EID Reader work?
Commonly referred to as Electronic ID, EID or RFID (radio frequency identification), the ear tag incorporates an air coil antenna system enclosed within a small female tag. This durable construction helps the transponder withstand tough environmental conditions. EID ear tags for livestock are considered passive tags because they have no battery or power source of their own. The tags are activated when they pass within the transmission field of a reader. These tags are available in a tamper-proof design and can be paired with visual ID tags with the matching 15-digit EID number printed on the visual tag as well.
Using Electronic Identification (EID) ear tags can significantly speed up the weighing process, reduce errors from manual input and offer potential labour savings. When read by an EID reader, the EID tag is recorded in the cattle scales along with the animal weight. Over time, an animal’s weight history can be tracked, good and bad performers can be identified and the input of resources managed to ensure profits are maximised.