Tracking Animal Movements and Health Records

Developing an online tool for the entire value chain tracking animals’ movements through IoT technologies, in order to improve animal welfare.

This Flagship Innovation Experiment (FIE) is committed to improve animal welfare through a reliable online tool, self-registering animals’ movements and health records for efficient traceability under advanced security requirements. An open-access data platform collects and organises the information on each animal’s individual movement or behaviour by using Internet of Things (IoT) as well as Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies.

Furthermore, the tool offers the possibility to register the data for a significantly higher number of animals simultaneously, thereby increasing the speed and accuracy of tracking processes. The FIE serves the entire value chain, from farms to stores, as its integrated information system dramatically decreases the number of paper forms currently used to process and store information about holdings, stocks and, most importantly, animals and their well-being.