Costs of adopting radio frequency identification reader systems and tagging services in livestock auction markets

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dc.contributor.author Bolte, K.
dc.contributor.author Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.
dc.contributor.author Schroeder, Ted C.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-10T17:14:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-10T17:14:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-10T17:14:38Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2270
dc.description.abstract Livestock industry initiatives such as the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), marketing alliances, and production verification programs are leading to increased use of electronic animal identification systems. Livestock markets are one place where animal movement and identification information can be recorded easily. Auction market facilities can differentiate themselves by offering electronic individual animal identification and tracking services to customers. However, facility modifications, installation, and operating equipment needed to record electronic animal identification information at the speed of commerce involves costs. The more animals that the radio frequency identification (RFID) reading technology would be used on, the lower the cost of investment per animal for the livestock market. Thus, auction markets will be reluctant to invest in RFID reading and recording equipment if there is little demand for the service by customers. This concern has likely increased with the NAIS becoming explicitly voluntary. Also, some market operators are concerned that producers will expect livestock markets to offer tagging services if RFID equipment is available for use. The investment required to adopt an electronic animal identification system and how this investment would affect a livestock market’s business are also major concerns. This study examines the investments required for livestock markets to adopt RFID reader systems and tagging services. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2008 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 08-212-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 995 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US
dc.subject National Animal Identification System (NAIS) en_US
dc.subject Radio frequency identification (RFID) en_US
dc.subject Livestock auction markets en_US
dc.title Costs of adopting radio frequency identification reader systems and tagging services in livestock auction markets en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.epage 41 en_US
dc.citation.spage 37 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2008, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 2008 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bolte2 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kcd en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tcs en_US


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