The Texel Sheep Society has teamed up with Allflex to give farmers attending two major sheep industry events, NSA ScotSheep, Ballantrae, Ayrshire and the NSA Sheep Event, Malvern, the chance to win one of two EID readers to help with flock management.
To be in with a chance of winning an Allflex RS420 EID reader and iLivestock app package valued at more than £800 visitors to the events will need to visit the Texel Sheep Society stand and take part in the relevant competition.
Texel Sheep Society chief executive John Yates said the routine use of electronic identification as a management aid has the potential to significantly improve flock productivity.
“Knowledge is power and nowhere is that more true than in sheep production. Being able to more accurately monitor flock performance and record both vet treatments and flock information is crucial to maximising flock productivity and profitability as well as improving legislative compliance.”
EID comes with a great many benefits which can help sheep farmers make more informed management decisions and improve both their selection and marketing options, explained Mr Yates. He added that the Texel Society was grateful to The Allflex UK Group for their support and was looking forward to meeting commercial producers at this summer’s specialist sheep events across the UK.
Johnny Mackey, National Sales Manager for Allflex said; “We are working to encourage more farmers to take advantage of the benefits that compulsory EiD tagging offers.
“It makes sense to tag lambs at birth and use the data that EID can provide right from the start of the life cycle. This allows farmers to quickly build up a profile about that animal’s likely future performance and make informed management decisions accordingly.”
“The Allflex RS420 EID reader and associated iLivestock software package can be a valuable tool in helping sheep farmers to maximise the benefits of EID in their flocks.” said Mr Mackey.