Of sheep and men and canine cyborgs

Before I arrived in New Zealand late last year, I found the NZ On Screen website to be a treasure-trove of Kiwi culture. I learned about the language they speak here, NZ’s fascinating history and the political and comic genius of Billy T., but mostly I’ve used it as a research tool. For example, The […]

Agricultural traceability initiatives in Canada, NZ and USA

[image credit: Biomark] The first RFID livestock tracking device was developed in 1979, but increasing public concerns over food safety coupled with decreasing technology costs have recently made RFID-based agricultural traceability both more desirable and more feasible. A good introduction to global traceability efforts can be found in this Review of Selected Cattle Identification and […]