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What is EID & Why Weigh?

What is EID?

Electronic Identification (EID) means individual animals can be tracked through their entire life cycle via an electronic ear tag.

Whilst the government introduced NAIT scheme has made EID mandatory for cattle and deer, there are greater benefits to be had from employing EID in your farming operation. Tagging animals with an electronic (EID) tag provides an opportunity to better manage the individual performance of those animals.

Over time, an animal’s weight history can be tracked, good and bad performers can be identified and the input of resources managed to ensure profits are maximised.


Why Weigh?

Weighing replaces guess-work with facts, making it a powerful performance measurement tool for farmers. The information provided by Tru-Test weigh scales assists critical decision making about feed, health treatments and herd size management.

On its own, weighing is a valuable addition to your operation. However, with the emergence of EID, an opportunity exists to maximise the potential of the collected weigh data.


Benefits of weighing for your farming operation?

Ensure livestock are sold at the optimum weight grade – closely manage the weight gains of individual animals or mobs and tailor your feed and treatment inputs as required.
  Minimise treatment waste – more accurately calculate drench/pour-on dosage based on the requirements of the individual animal to minimise treatment waste while also maximising the health of your livestock.
Monitor reproductive performance – closely monitoring the weight gain of offspring can help make breeding decisions to maximise reproductive performance.   Identify sick or lame animals early – regular weighing of individual animals means weight loss and other issues that manifest over time are identified quickly.


How does EID work with your weigh system?

With a Tru-Test EID compatible weigh scale and an EID panel or stick reader, animals can be scanned at the time of weighing.

Individual animal weights and other traits can be recorded against each animal’s unique ID number. Information is stored within the weigh scale ready for you to view in the yard or back at the office.


In it together…

The way we see it, nobody is more dedicated to their work than farmers.

It’s a game of limiting factors and it’s hard working out what these are and well, limiting them. Solving problems is our forte and we aim to help you solve yours so you can worry less and enjoy life more. That’s why we’re determined to match your dedication and deliver the world’s best livestock management products.

Products as rugged as you and that give fast, accurate information to help base your decisions on. With over thirty years experience we are getting pretty good at it.

We also believe we can always do better. It starts in our laboratory AKA paddocks, sheds and stockyards. It’s the only place equipment can be developed that truly helps you track progress for better decision making. By listening and observing we figure out what will really make a difference. It’s also here we test each product’s worthiness to make sure it delivers. Every inch is tested, in the harshest conditions and by the people who use the gear.

Our most inspiring meetings take place on our customer’s land. It’s on a fencepost, with a cup of tea in hand, that world beating ideas are formulated and sketched. And by the time we reach the bottom of the cup, the same truth is always revealed - rugged, reliable and practical products that help track progress, making life easier and more profitable.

For us it’s a partnership, and these partnerships are at the heart of our business – from design through to working out which product is best for your needs, and then making sure it works how you need it to.