RFID for animals on heat

Two months ago, Konomi wrote about this interesting Japanese project to RFID tags in cow’s stomach to predict child birth. Now comes the news that researchers of the INRA in Montpellier (France) have devised a method that uses RFID tag to detect when female mammals are in heat.


A tag is injected under the skin of the female sheep. The male is equipped with a tag reader that reads and registers the tag number of the female animals that welcome “sexual intercourses”. The data is then wirelessly transmitted to be analysed by the cattle owners. The system would enable a better management of artificial insimination in cattle.

Via Internet actu INRA.

RFID in animal: RFID in cow’s stomach, RFID tags for stray Delhi cows, e-sheep do it for themselves and Follow the Flocks. I also like Pata negra ham with added GPS.