Dairy Herd Management articles:

Onset introduces new temperature sensor
Onset has introduced the new TMC6-HE air temperature sensor. Ideal for a range of energy monitoring applications – from monitoring the efficiency of solar thermal systems to tracking building energy use – the sensor’s copper-plated probe ensures high-accuracy measurements and faster response time than previous models. The sensor can be easily attached to water pipes, hot water storage tanks, boilers and is compatible with a number of Onset HOBO U12 USB data loggers.

EZid releases electronic ear tag for cattle
EZid, a division of Avid Identification Systems, announced the U.S. release of its EZid HDX Electronic Ear Tag for cattle. The EZid ear tag provides RFID identification for use in feedlots, dairy parlors and cow/calf operations. The use of HDX technology delivers the industry’s longest read distance. And, unlike other tags on the market, the design of the EZid tag delivers maximum read performance from the side  -- allowing for easier, faster scans when using handheld or stationary readers. This electronic ear tag contains an ISO HDX transponder molded into an easy-to-read tag that features a unique identification number. Tag information can be easily read into Excel and Access spreadsheets or other industry management software, providing immediate access to individual animal records. These tags work with any ISO compliant HDX/FDX reader, making them easy to implement.