RFID has long been used in the food and livestock industry, and its use continues to grow, due to new legislation calling for electronically readable identification on livestock, mandates from retailers, and an increasing awareness of the number of paybacks derived from RFID.
In the livestock industry, RFID transponders are worn as ear tags on the animals. This enables fully-automated farm management for such processes as feeding, weighing, disease management, and breeding practices.
How it works
BOS offers a number of RFID and mobile solutions to farms, dairies, and ranches. In a turnkey solution, BOS provides best-of-breed RFID tags for each animal, and the farms are equipped with RFID mobile and handheld readers, static wide range readers, the BOS RFID process server, and software applications that manage the information and can be integrated with any ERP system. BOS also offers each of these elements – the RFID hardware components, the BOS RFID Server, and the software – as stand-alone products.
For the pig and hog farm industries, BOS has developed a unique software application, BOS Livestock, that gives the farms the ability to manage, track, support and plan all of the day-to-day tasks in running a livestock operation. The software application supports all animal farming processes, including real-time tracking of the animals and farm equipment. Females are tracked throughout the insemination, pregnancy, birth, nursing, and weaning cycle, and males are tracked throughout the insemination and whelping processes. For meat production, the pigs and hogs may be tracked from nursing, weaning, fattening through the butchery process.
In addition to tracking the animals' entire life cycle, BOS' livestock solutions give farms:
Full-time (24/7) management and control
Ability to maximize farm capacity
Analysis of suppliers
Prevention of animal theft, embezzlement and fraud
With BOS' RFID solutions livestock data collection and cost savings has never been easier. To learn how BOS can help your livestock operation with an RFID solution, click here
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