EID and other technological advances in small ruminant research

C Morgan-Davies, H Wishart, NR Lambe, F Kenyon, D McBean, A Waterhouse, DI McCracken

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Abstract

Electronic identification (EID) was investigated in the early 1980s to accurately monitor and track farm livestock movements from one holding to another. Within Europe, legislation governing traceability now requires the identification and registration of most livestock species. In the UK, EID became a mandatory requirement for sheep identification in 2010. Whilst all farmers EID-tag their animals, the potential for using EID technology to improve animal performance is scarcely exploited by small ruminant farmers in more extensive conditions. This article presents findings from studies exploring the possibilities of applying EID technology in small ruminant farming systems, particularly in extensive conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64 - 67
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Animal Health Journal
Volume2
Issue number4
Publication statusPrint publication - 2015

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  • EID technology
  • Small ruminant farming systems

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EID and other technological advances in small ruminant research. / Morgan-Davies, C; Wishart, H; Lambe, NR; Kenyon, F; McBean, D; Waterhouse, A; McCracken, DI.

In: International Animal Health Journal, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2015, p. 64 - 67.

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