How to use?
Radio frequency identification tags can be applied anytime following the birth of the animals. Load the applicator according to the manufacturer’s directions. For example, with round, half-duplex RFID tags, the raised portion of the tag, which contains the transponder chip and capacitor, should point outward so that they will not be squeezed in the jaws of the applicator.Putting excessive pressure on the transponder portion of the tag may damage it and make it unreadable by RFID readers. It is advised that the piercing portion of the tag (male stud) be dipped in an antiseptic or disinfectant solution immediately before tagging to speed the healing process.
Some tags are available with a disinfectant preapplied. The animal’s head needs to be held securely to allow the correct positioning of the tag in the ear. Applying an RFID tag generally takes more force than applying a bangle or metal tag because of the tamperproof design.The RFID tag also is applied to a thicker portion of the animal’s ear than most bangle tags.When applying tags in cold weather, storing the RFID tags at room temperature will keep them pliable