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Experience with an Electronic Identification System for Cattle

Author
  • Allen Trenkle (Iowa State University)

Abstract

An electronic identification system involving placement of transponders in rumen boluses was evaluated in thirty feedlot steers. All the devices were retained and remained functional in the steers. Twenty-eight of the devices were recovered at the packing plant. Two of them were lost because of an incomplete understanding that attempts were being made to recover the boluses from rumen contents. Use of rumen boluses is a practical alternative for electronic identification of cattle that is permanent and nearly tamper proof.

Keywords: ASL R1726

How to Cite:

Trenkle, A., (2001) “Experience with an Electronic Identification System for Cattle”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2001
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