Kansas Trucking Pilot Project Mark Spire

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Published on August 20, 2007

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Kansas AHD/USDA NAIS Pilot ProjectAnimal Transport: Use of mobile technologies to link premise identification, animal location and individual animal identification to semi-loads of cattle or swine during commercial transport:  Kansas AHD/USDA NAIS Pilot Project Animal Transport: Use of mobile technologies to link premise identification, animal location and individual animal identification to semi-loads of cattle or swine during commercial transport Slide2:  Slide3:  Slide4:  Kansas Cattle Demographics:  Kansas Cattle Demographics 1.57 million base cow herd 3.0 million stocker/backgrounders 6.1 million fed cattle 7.1 million cattle harvested Kansas herd is at risk to disease introduction and spread !:  Import cattle from all over United States 48 hours from both coasts No quarantine on interstate shipment Semi-Communal grazing Few Cattle Operations have Biosecurity Plans Kansas herd is at risk to disease introduction and spread ! 2004 Transportation Study - Driver Demographics:  2004 Transportation Study - Driver Demographics 69% of companies have less than 5 drivers High turnover rate with 44% of companies hiring 2 or more drivers in last 12 months The survey was mailed to 353 members of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association and to 50 companies providing services to Excel Corporation 132 surveys were returned (32.8% response) 88 were completed by companies hauling cattle 2004 Transportation Study -Equipment Demographics:  2004 Transportation Study -Equipment Demographics 44% of companies have a single tractor/trailer 55% of trailers are manufactured by Wilson Majority of tractor/trailers have been on road less than 5 years Only 2% of units are equipped with global positioning systems Average number of hauls per trailer - 480 Slide9:  2004 Transportation Study – Haul Characteristics 77% of hauls are within Kansas Type of cattle hauled Calves (andlt;300 lbs.) – 5.5% Stockers (301-650 lbs.) – 21.0% Feeders (andgt;650 lbs.) – 34.5% Fats (to processing facility) – 34.5% Cows and Bulls – 4.5% 6% are mixed loads delivered to more than one location Primary Objectives – NAIS Transportation Pilot Project:  Primary Objectives – NAIS Transportation Pilot Project To assess feasibility of using wireless, internet-based mobile RFID technology in multi- deck commercial trailers to monitor movement of cattle or swine during any relocation process Technical Cooperators with KAHD:  Technical Cooperators with KAHD AgInfoLink Digital Angel Kansas State University National Beef National Carriers Osborne Industries U.S. Premium Beef USPB/NB Supply Chain Cooperators:  USPB/NB Supply Chain Cooperators Colorado Kansas Illinois Iowa Missouri Nebraska New Mexico Oklahoma South Dakota Texas Slide13:  Slide14:  Slide15:  RFID Reader Truck Mount Slide16:  RFID Controller Slide17:  Software Hardware Kansas Animal Transportation Project Slide18:  Kansas Animal Transportation Project Hardware Slide19:  Are you going to Load or Unload? Tap on proper box to indicate if you are picking up or delivering cattle Kansas Animal Transportation Project Slide20:  Transmitted Data Bundle:  Transmitted Data Bundle Transaction number Time/date Driver ID Vehicle ID Origination PIN and GPS Destination PIN and GPS Movement Code AIN (individual or group/lot) ICVI # Brand Certificate # Driver Log:  Driver Log Head Count Type of Cattle Set up time – on- and off-load Environmental Conditions – weather, lightening, electrical motors, lighting – proximity, type Photograph of loadout facilities Problems with animal handling Problems with equipment – reader, controller, wireless, printing Slide23:  RFID Benchmark Testing Apparatus Camera Setup –ProximityOrientationSpeedCollision:  Camera Setup – Proximity Orientation Speed Collision Slide25:  Slide26:  Slide27:  Slide28:  Project Summary (to date):  Project Summary (to date) Driver educational programs (25 drivers) Installed Digital Angel units on commercial trailers Begun collecting data on cattle shipments from feedyard to harvest Using an information management system designed by AgInfoLink, we have begun shipping data packets to animal health authorities – Approx. 300 head 4th Quarter Goals for KAHD Transportation Pilot Project:  4th Quarter Goals for KAHD Transportation Pilot Project Have 10 units installed on commercial carriers Transport 5,000 head originating from a wide geographic area Cattle originate from multiple production sectors Document the performance of equipment Slide31:  Contact::  Contact: Project Administrator: George Teagarden, Commissioner Kansas Animal Health Department 708 S. Jackson Topeka, KS 66603-3714 Office Phone: 785.296.2326 Cell Phone: 785.633.3650 Fax: 785.296.1765 Email address: gteagarden@kahd.ks.gov Slide33:  Primary Objectives:  Primary Objectives to assess the feasibility of using wireless, internet-based mobile RFID technology in commercial multi-deck livestock transports to monitor the movement of cattle during any relocation process To establish premises identification framework Project Goal:  Project Goal 20,000 head tracked Ranch of origin, market, grazing, backgrounding, feedlot, processing

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