Present Situation

Animal Identification

Branding gave way to physical plastic tags mounted on the animals in holes made in their ears specifically for this purpose, Though! identification was still done manually.This was the situation for cattle and other commercially raised animals and there was no system however for pets too.Therefore pet owners always had problems when it came to identifying lost pets.

Usually they had to rely on some birth mark or the animal’s response to a name when called out, or the animals affectionate reaction to the owner—a very subjective way of identification indeed.With the advent of RFID technology, the plastic dumb tags began to be replaced with RFID tags. They were still mounted in the same fashion, but now there were several more advantages. The first was that the tags were read easily from a distance, with a hand held reader. The tags themselves were just a number, but this number pointed to a large amount of data in a remote database which contained other information about the animal like age, vaccination and medication record.This made record keeping easy and efficient without becoming a pain for the ranch owner. It also satisfied emerging requirements about traceability and food safety, especially after the mad cow disease and similar scares.