Smart tag research offers sheep pedigree, welfare and stock theft benefits

A solar-powered ‘smart’ tag. SOLAR-POWERED ‘smart’ sheep tags that offer reproductive, animal welfare and stock theft benefits are being developed by Australian Wool Innovation. AWI’s general manager of research, Dr Paul Swan, told wool growers at AWI’s 2016 annual general meeting that the farm automation and software development area underpinned many of the developments in AWI’s strategic plan. He said the ability to build maternal pedigrees with ‘smart’ tags underpinned AWI’s reproduction and genetics programs, and the ability to monitor stock remotely underpinned the health and welfare program. The developments AWI was making in ‘smart’ sheep tags for shareholders were…

Source: Sheep Central
Smart tag research offers sheep pedigree, welfare and stock theft benefits