Design of AIT systems

AIT offers multiple opportunities to manage and improve the different fields of application. Under the specific circumstances of a project it is necessary to find a balance between the range of AIT functionalities and their degree of application and the available technical, human and financial resources.  The core functionalities of an AIT system are given in the figure below.

In the course of a project a range of options have to be considered and assessed such as for the identification devices, individual or group identification, the timing of first registration of an animal, the implementation of an animal inventory and /or the application of an animal document or an establishment register.

In order to structure the different options ADT and UBK have defined 5 different principal types of AIT systems, which varies from intensive (Type I) to basic (Type V).

 

 

Form of ID

Movement recording

Registration of movements in database from

Type 1 Intensive

Individual ID

All

Birth to death

Type 2 Advanced

Individual ID

All

Birth farm leave to death

Type 3 Light

Individual ID

Partial

Latest stages of movements to death

Type 4 Intermediate

Group ID

All

Birth farm leave to death

Type 5 Basic

Group ID

No

No

 

The principal types are aiming to assist the consultative process to find the appropriate entry level for designing an effective AIT system according to the envisaged purposes and technical needs and available resources.