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RFID Tagging

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging, is a system that uses radio waves to wirelessly transmit the identity of an object. In the livestock industry, most RFID tags are considered passive tags, opposed to active, since the tags are only activated when they pass within the transmission field of a reader. The technology of passive tags is the first used in USDA-approved RFID ear tags for cattle. There are four basic components of a RFID system used in animal identification:

Transponder: Electronic identification chip embedded the tag which is activated when it passes through the transmission field of a reader

Reader/Transceiver: Retrieves the information stored in the transponder

Data Accumulator: Any device such as a laptop that is capable of receiving data from the reader

Processing Software: Transforms accumulated data to useful information

Sagebrush Tags offers a wide range of animal identification products including ear tags, RFID systems, insecticide ear tags, ear tag applicators as well as custom printed ear tags.