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Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the battery life time of an Eartag?
The battery life time of an Eartag is 2 years. The battery is easily exchanged and the Eartag can be reused afterwards.
Do Eartags get lost? When/how often?
Eartag losses can happen at sharp edges or slots, where the animals can hook in. If you put on the eartag correctly the losses will be mimimized.
What do I do with the Eartag if I sell a cow?
The Eartag can be easily remounted from a cow before leaving and can be reused for another cow.
Why an Eartag is used instead of a neck or leg sensor?
Based on the position at the ear the rumination of the animals can be measured as well. An additional advantage to neck or feed collars are the simple mounting and that no adjusting at weight gain or loss is necessary. The transponder on neck collars can slip out of position and influence so the quality of data.
Does a radiation exposure happen of the Eartag? The system?
The radiation exposure of an Eartag is minimal. In comparison with a Smartphone it is 1/1000.
What is the Eartag measuring?
According to the equipment of the system the Eartag is measuring the activity, rumination and position of animals in real time. These data will be recorded around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.