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EZid unveils its new electronic ear tag


EZid, a division of Avid Identification Systems in Greeley, Colo., has announced the release of the EZid HDX Electronic Ear Tag for cattle.

The EZid ear tag provides accurate, cost-effective radio frequency identification, or RFID, for cattle in feedlots, dairies and cow-calf operations.

HDX technology delivers the industry’s longest read distance. The design of the EZid tag delivers maximum read performance from the side, allowing for easier, faster scans when using handheld or stationary readers for identifying your cattle.

This electronic ear tag contains an ISO HDX transponder molded into an easy-to-read tag that features a unique identification number. Tag information can be easily read into Excel and Access spreadsheets, or other industry management computer software, providing quick access to individual animal records. These tags work with any ISO compliant HDX/FDX reader.

“Our HDX or ‘Half Duplex’ tags outperform other tags when it comes to read distance,” says Elsie McCoy, manager, EZid U.S. office.

Longer read distance equates to a higher percentage of accurate scans, and this saves labor time.

“For example, when cattlemen are moving cattle from the chute to the truck, they don’t have to go back and re-scan animals missed the first time,” McCoy says.

Andy Wick, owner of Upper Valley Holistein in Austin, Colo., is an early adopter of EZid tags. He says his primary reason for selecting EZid is its superior side-reading capability.

He adopted the ear tags for his 615-cow dairy parlor over a year ago with excellent results. “We are just delighted with the tags,” Wick says. He replaced an older battery-operated necklace system that was expensive and labor-intensive.

Wick says at the fraction of the cost for the older tags, he has implemented an ID system that delivers nearly perfect accuracy every milking.

You can learn from EZid by calling 970-351-7701.

This article published in the July, 2010 edition of THE FARMER-STOCKMAN

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