What is a EID reader?

Tru-Test EID readers deliver information about your livestock rapidly, by reading electronic ear tags on animals that are on a weigh platform, or running through a race. Individual animal information captured against EID tags can help inform your animal health, mating and culling decisions.

How do EID readers work?

What is EID and how does it work? EID tags contain a microchip that can be automatically read by specifically designed equipment. They record individual numbers on the device and match that tag with all information relevant to an animal.

Do cattle need EID tags?

EID/RFID tags are suitable for both dairy and beef herds and are DEFRA approved tags.

How do you read EID tags?

Each EID tag has a unique 15-digit number printed on it, and the number can also be read by scanning the tag with an EID reader. These tags are designed to last for the life of the animal.

What does Eid stand for?

feast, festival, holiday
Eid in Arabic means “feast, festival, holiday.” Eid is a worldwide festival and celebration for Muslims. During the calendar year there are two Eid’s that are celebrated by Muslims. Eid ul Fitr, which means “festival to break the fast”, is at the end of the holy month of Ramadan in which Muslims fast for a whole month.

What is the function of an Eid?

An electronic identification (“eID”) is a digital solution for proof of identity of citizens or organizations. They can be used to view to access benefits or services provided by government authorities, banks or other companies, for mobile payments, etc.

Which ear do EID tags go in?

left ear
EID ear tags should, where possible, be attached to the left ear. Replacement ear tags applied on a holding other than the one where the animal was born must be red, unless they’re replicas, in which case they can be any colour.

Which ear do you tag a pig?

Swine tags should be placed with the number on the outside of the ear and the button on the inside. Tags can go in either ear.

Which ear does the EID tag go in?

What does RFID stand for?

Radio Frequency Identification
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) refers to a wireless system comprised of two components: tags and readers. The reader is a device that has one or more antennas that emit radio waves and receive signals back from the RFID tag.

Can a Tru-Test Eid reader be used on a sheep?

Tru-Test EID readers deliver information about your livestock rapidly, by reading electronic ear tags on animals that are on a weigh platform, or running through an alley. All Tru-Test EID readers are rugged, reliable, 100% water and dust proof, and come with a 2-year warranty. Suitable for cattle, sheep and deer applications. Need help?

Which is the best Eid Stick reader for cattle?

Tru-Test offers portable ERS, SRS2 or XRS2 EID Stick Readers or the fixed XRP2 EID Panel Reader which has antenna options for cattle and small livestock setups. Want to know more about the benefits of EID?

How many animal tags can an Eid reader read?

It can store up to one million scanned tags and reads up to 1,100 tags a minute with a read distance ranging from 33cm to 35cm depending on tags being scanned. Alerts can be set for pre-selected animals. How much does it cost? Does it read both FDX-B and HDX tags?

How does the Eid reader work for farmers?

Readers link to a weigh head via Bluetooth to collect weigh data and this data can then be used in two ways – transferring directly to mobile phone app or tablet using other software, or the data can be stored and analysed in the weigh head and transferred to a computer.