Set to evaluate Advanced ID's radio frequency identification livestock identification technology
Calgary, Alberta — May 26, 2004 — Tyson Foods, the world leader in producing and marketing beef, pork and chicken, in conjunction with Alberta Agriculture — Food and Rural Development, today said it will evaluate Advanced ID's radio frequency identification (RFID) livestock identification technology.
Evaluation of Advanced ID's RFID technology will include the identification of approximately 1,000 head of cattle at the Tyson Foods, Lakeside Beef Processing Plant and Feedlot facility located in Brooks, Alberta.
In addition to Tyson Foods' evaluation, Alberta Agriculture said it will monitor the reading range and retention of Advanced ID's RFID cattle tags within the feedlot and processing plant facilities, and report these results to the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.
Barry Bennett, president and CEO of Advanced ID Corp., stated, "We are excited about demonstrating the unique benefits of our RFID technology to Tyson Foods, which has livestock operations around the world. We are confident our RFID technology will not only meet their requirements, but surpass expectations.
Bennett added that Advanced ID Corp. will also be meeting with senior officials from the Government of Thailand in a few weeks to finalize an implementation plan and timetable to establish Thailand's identification and trace back system utilizing our RFID technology.