Over the past 15 years a number of countries have adopted mandatory radio-frequency identification for livestock. In livestock circles this is known as “Electronic Identification” or EID, and it operates by giving each animal a machine-readable unique number – a modern take on the bar code.
The warmer weather is coming!
At least that’s what I keep telling myself, and this recent weekend that seemed to be true. After several days with chilling rain and hail, morning frosts brought fine, warm days.
The Waikato region of New Zealand, in the middle of winter, is frequently cold, wet, and foggy. No more so in 2014 than in some other years, but this year I had just returned from a visit to the northern hemisphere summer and days warmer than 30°C.