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To Benchmark or Not?

Use of Livestock EID for Benchmarking Analysis This is number three in a series of articles about practical application of EID (electronic, or radio-frequency identification of animals) in pastoral livestock farming. If you haven’t already, you may wish to read the first and second articles.

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Value from EID in Pastoral Systems (part 2)

In my first post on this topic I explored some ways that people seek to apply electronic identification (EID or RFID tags) on pastoral farms. We looked at using EID to support bio-security and disease control, and for inventory management. Thanks to all those who shared that article with others.

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Farming innovation and good data practices

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. What better way to celebrate a return to […]