Merial revealed a combination RFID tag and tissue collection device for use with the IGENITY profile for cattle ranchers. Producers can now collect a tissue sample needed for the comprehensive IGENITY profile and apply an RFID tag in one simple and efficient step.
RFID tags are becoming an essential, and in some states a mandatory, tool for cattle ranchers. They are instrumental for participation in source and age verification programs, export markets and more. The RFID tag from IGENITY can be read with any standard RFID reader. Producers can use the tag to attach a valuable data set, including the comprehensive IGENITY profile, to a specific animal. The IGENITY profile provides multiple-marker analyses of economically important traits from a single tissue sample.