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A New Technique to Ease Collection of Cattle Electronic Identification Numbers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80927
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00155
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ZigBeef LLC
1414 South Sangre Road, Suite 207 Stillwater, OK 74074
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: A New Technique to Ease Collection of Cattle Electronic Identification Numbers
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2006-33610-16762
Award Amount: $79,947.00
 

Abstract:

The short read range of current cattle electronic identification ear tags threatens to hinder the widespread adoption and utility of the USDA-developed National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Tag readers that require placement within inches of an animal's ear in order to read the NAIS number introduce obstacles at various points in the beef production cycle. This project will determine if beef producers and marketers can obtain NAIS numbers using wireless sensor network ear tags from a rapidly moving herd with greater surety than when using the slower, single-file, short read range identification devices.

Principal Investigator:

John W. Hassell
President
9186060066
hassell@zigbeef.com

Business Contact:

John W. Hassell
President
9186060066
Hassell@ZigBeef.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ZigBeef LLC
1414 South Sangre Road, Suite 207 Stillwater, OK 74074

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No