Digital Angel Awarded USDA GPS Tag Contract
Digital Angel [Nasdaq: DOC], of South St. Paul, Minn., has received orders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for 300,000 RFID animal tags and implantable microchips for use in federal programs to study and eradicate transmissible neurological conditions found in captive deer, elk and domestic sheep. Digital Angel tags have implantable microchips called e.Tags, scanning systems, GPS receivers, biosensors and software for data collection. The RFID products selected by the USDA for its program are similar to those being evaluated by livestock producers to comply with industry initiatives and pending government regulations that call for “state of the art” tracking systems to electronically trace the birth origin, diet and movement of animals throughout their life cycle.
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