Shearwell helping increase efficiency and producers make better management calls

Shearwell Australia products helping to increase efficiency and help producers make better management calls


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EID tags are revolutionising the way we care for our flocks and helping producers make smarter evidenced based management decisions, informed by accurate on the spot data.

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Innovations in technology can highlight both the positives and negatives in any business situation but knowing where you're at is a plus. Identifying and understanding any deficiencies in a business operation is always a step in the right direction, particularly when you have the right reading equipment on hand.

Shearwell EID tags are revolutionising the way we care for our flocks and helping producers make smarter evidenced based management decisions, informed by accurate on the spot data.

Additionally, they allow producers to track important information about not only parentage of their animals but also desirable traits. This will lead to better decision making during the selection process.

With EIDs, it is possible to monitor and record pregnancy rates, micron count, fleece weights and carcass traits. Perhaps most importantly though, if enough animals are tagged, it can protect the industry as a whole from the constant threat of disease.

Selecting the right EID tag to use is an important part of the process, Shearwell Australia's tags for sheep identification are light, durable and easy to apply one-piece ear tags. The popularity of these tags is unparalleled, with more than 80 million sold in the past five years alone

Visual and electronic tags are similar, with an RFID chip fitting securely into a chamber of the electronic tag. The inner surfaces of the tag are smooth and rounded to avoid pinch points and reduce the risk of infection, and both RFID and visual tags are laser-etched for easy reading throughout the life of the animal.

With the global population set to explode in the coming century and the federal government setting bold targets to increase agricultural production exponentially, we're going to need to find smarter, more efficient ways of doing things.

Shearwell Australia are one of the nation's leading suppliers of EIDs for sheep with competitively priced tags that have excellent retention rates.

"From Stick Readers and software apps and from weighing and drafting systems to mobile panel readers, Shearwell has pioneered new ways of exploiting the potential in accurately identifying each animal in your flock or herd," a spokesperson said.

"'Shearwell's modular EID Readers - with large and small versions are suitable for both sheep and cattle -the EID number can be sent by Bluetooth to a Shearwell app or a compatible weigh scale for fast, hands free recording," they continued.

"Designed to cope with a high volume of animals, these units can be expanded as required. Both large and small versions are available as a pair of antennas with a built in reader; as a single antenna with a built in reader; or as an additional antenna.

"They can be configured quickly and easily within an existing set-up (non-metallic race) for fast, effortless recording of EID tags for both sheep and cattle as stock run through the race."

While EID and visual tags form a core part of their business, Shearwell has expanded to address the many ways farmers can benefit from accurate and permanent livestock identification.

With an unstoppable drive for traceability - matched by an understanding of and a passion for unlocking the information behind each individually recorded animal - Shearwell keeps its sights firmly fixed on the future.

"I expect we will be ordering tags through Shearwell for years to come," James Larritt, another satisfied customer, said.

"They are the only ones that the shearers find difficult to cut out and have excellent retention. Also the data reading has been very satisfactory."

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