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How can AIT assist in reducing stock theft in pastoral areas?

AIT may not stop animal theft because of important social problems among the pastoralists, but it will facilitate the easier restitution of stolen animals that are uniquely identified with identifiers that cannot be tampered with. Branding and tattooing are rather simple and effective means of identification whereas the application of DNA tissue sampling eartags are more costly but may allow traceability of meat and meat products to the indivual animal.

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Dr Jürgen Claus

AIT and Livestock Recording Expert

Expertise in: 
  • International standards relevant for AIT
  • Principle types of AIT
  • Analysis and specification of AIT work flows, business processes, use cases, data description, business rules
  • Organisation of AIT operations
  • Integration of AIT with livestock recording
  • Technical Specification for the procurement of AIT devices
  • Technical tools and devices for Animal Identification and Traceability