Satisfying this demand while protecting the natural resource base is one of the major challenges facing food production today. To address this, advanced livestock management solutions are needed to strike a balance between productivity and sustainability.
OS ID – the Green Brand; sustainability highlights in numbers
- Yearly reduction of more than 15 tons plastic packaging and waste, due to our patented eco- and user-friendly method of ultra sonic welding of identification tags
- Manufacturing process run 100% by environment friendly hydro power
- Fully electric molding and printing machines, which reduce power consumption by 40% = the annual electricity consumption of 20 Norwegian households
- 100% reuse of cooling energy from our manufacturing equipment
- Plastic bags for ID tags and applicators made of 50 – 100% recycled material
Full product range
Our company offers full animal identification, enabling farmers to track the identity of their livestock and collect valuable data on the animals’ health, welfare and productivity.
We provide intelligent and tamper-proof visual and electronic identification products, ranging from ear tags and radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers to applicators, collars and bells. We also offer tissue sampling solutions using animal-friendly tags for taking biopsies in an easy, cost-effective manner.
The tag numbers
The OS ID identification tags are being manufactured in Os, Norway, where we yearly mold 25 million OS ID tags and print 12 million OS ID tags. These tags are applied to cattle, sheep, goats and pigs (and even reindeer, lamas and alpacas!) in countries worldwide.
Our manufacturing equipment is being run 100% by environment friendly hydro power. With fully electric molding and printing machines, power consumption has been reduced by 40%, which equals the annual electricity consumption of 20 Norwegian households.
We have a 100% reuse of cooling energy from our manufacturing equipment, which covers all heating of our manufacturing premises.
Moreover, the OS ID identification tags are assembled by a patented, eco- and user-friendly production method, ultra sonic welding of identification tags. This unique solution reduces plastic packaging and waste with over 15 tons yearly.
Other innovative product features include the use of high-quality plastic and a unique, patented locking mechanism that makes reuse of the tags impossible.
Meets the consumer demand for food origin information
OS ID visual and electronic identification tags provide traceability down to the level of the individual animal, which is a fundamental requirement for the effective management and protection of the food chain. This also allows farmers to meet the growing consumer demand for information about food origin.
Our products connect to official livestock databases in countries with mandatory tagging schemes, enabling farmers to easily comply with national reporting requirements. In addition, livestock data allows farmers to differentiate themselves in the market based on sustainable management, animal welfare, health and nutrition.
NCE Heidner Biocluster
We are a member of NCE Heidner Biocluster, Norway’s national cluster for bio-economy and sustainable food production.