New livestock EID measures announced by Michael Gove

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by JP1, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. JD-Kid

    JD-Kid Member

    http://leaderproducts.co.nz/pdfs/FDX_vs_HDX.pdf
    our sheep tags all HDX think early ones FDX and had poorer reads
     
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  2. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    had a quick look at readers seems they are up around 500 quid even for a simple thing, seems a lot to me for what they do
     
  3. The Beef

    The Beef Member

    UK sheep tags are FDX - from what you are saying that might be part of the problem over here which aggravated some UK farmers.
    Its a shame if that is the case. Obviously the powers that be need to research thoroughly and implement the best technology out there.
     
  4. JD-Kid

    JD-Kid Member

    agree price is high for something so simple hence saying wny not a reader/wand pluged in to smart phone
     
  5. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    is such a thing available ?
     
  6. exmoor dave

    exmoor dave Member

    Location:
    exmoor, uk
    The stick readers link to phones by Bluetooth.

    The problem with a reader actually being run from a phone is that it would rinse the phones battery
     
  7. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    so i would tag a sheep....then read it.....and it would tell me that it was indeed my sheep:rolleyes:
     
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  8. JD-Kid

    JD-Kid Member

    if the tag read's
     
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  9. JD-Kid

    JD-Kid Member

    no stand alone power for wand and use the phones smarts to run the app for recording all the small wand dose is reads the code with simple to replace off shelf batturys
     
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  10. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    make you look if it told you the sheep belonged to someone else
     
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  11. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    if it didn't read would it still be my sheep:scratchhead:

    it couldn't tell me that because i think that would be a breach of data protection laws;)
     
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  12. you cant beat stand alone power for yer wand.....(y) :LOL:
     
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  13. unlacedgecko

    unlacedgecko Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    I expected you to have a lot more sheep.

    What age do you tag your lambs at?
     
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  14. JD-Kid

    JD-Kid Member

    2500 ewes and 800 odd hoggets
    tag later due to lambing out doors so can't match ewes to lambs unless used DNA testing
    tag at weaning but take off bottom end lambs frist only tagging ewe lambs out of better ewes mostly twinners lamb in breed groups so can put in sire type against the lambs to follow breeds and also for putting lambs in to mateing groups later in life
     
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  15. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    I see in the NFU mag that Batters is all for it which don't surprise me :rolleyes:
    It will combine the animals lifetime movement records, meds and assurance, Bloody WLA by the fecking back door if she has anything to do with it, worst days work they done when they voted her in, she most likely said oh its fine the farmers will pay for it.
    you can tell her I said that to if you like @Guy Smith
    as she don't seem to want to show her mush on here herself
    Sort the bloody useless job out AFTER they leave the farm THATS where the problems are and where traceability falls down and leave us the feck alone till they have, won't bloody happen cos them buggers are not such an easy target
    bring back MR all is forgiven
     
  16. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    With you on that one.
     
  17. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    Only option you have is to cancel your NFU membership @Henarar because Batters will support anything that costs her members money and increases work/ drives out older NFU farmer members, you have seen nothing yet for the damage she is going to cause the industry!

    NFU wont listen to members like you and with every passing day it just gets worse!

    I don't think you will get a reply from Guy Smith because from the information I have been told Minettes inner team have told him to stop posting on social media like TFF.

    I would love to know what @An Gof thinks about all this ref the thread topic as he has been a staunch supporter of the NFU and would never hear a word against the union and even claimed that his views are taken into account by the NFU top team etc which has gone to them via local office holders, quite clearly this is not the case because I have spoke to many NFU members about EID tagging in cattle and for every 10 you ask 9 are against EID.
     
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  18. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    so why did they vote her in:scratchhead:...easiest way to pay for new system is to cancel nfu membership...but will they:scratchhead:
     
  19. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    They know more about cattle movements than human movements, its ridiculous.
     
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  20. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    Agree with you 100%.
     
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