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Project explores the potential of EID

Is it cost effective to use EID (electronic identification) technology to link kilograms of lamb weaned, back to individual ewes? That's the question a Beef + Lamb New Zealand demonstration farm project is working to answer.

EID tagging has huge potential for improved data recording, especially in stud operations, but at $2.60 per EID tag, plus labour requirements, the value of this technology needs to be evaluated.

AbacusBio consultants Simon Glennie and Bram Visser have been working with Warren Ayers on his Beef + Lamb New Zealand demonstration farm property to evaluate the applications and cost effectiveness of this technology.

Read more about the project in the Beef and Lamb New Zealand report.