Cattle branding comes to the 21st Century

So in the old days, you would get yourself a Branding Iron with your “mark”, heat it up and then slap it on the side of your cattle.  Nice!  Well  Somark Innovations of St. Louis, MO  has novel use of RFID by creating a
Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink for use in Cattle .

Not to sure about the secondary target markers .. military personnel!


St. Louis, MO – January 9, 2007 – Somark is proud to announce the successful testing of Biocompatible Chipless RFID1 Ink in cattle and laboratory rats. The test proved the efficacy of injecting and reading a Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink “tattoo” within the skin of animals. The
technology will be initially leveraged to the livestock industry to help identify/track cattle and thus mitigate export trade loss from BSE2 (a.k.a. Mad Cow Disease) scares.

Secondary target markets include laboratory animals, dogs & cats, prime cuts of meat, and military personnel. The company, which is currently raising a Series A equity financing, will license the technology to secondary target markets.
Ramos M. Mays, Chief Scientist, is excited with the results. “This is a true proof-of-principle and mitigates most of the technological risk. This proves the ability to create a synthetic biometric or fake fingerprint with Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink and read it through hair.”

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