Tracking possibilities in the poultry sector - A review

Ágnes Tóth, K. Kovácsné Gaál, Z. Turcsán, N. Ásványi-Molnár, B. Ásványi, J. Szigeti, H. Fébel

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In accordance with the regulations, the Cross Compliance law in Hungary is estimated to be put into practice from 2009, with which the tracking, registration and marking of animals, furthermore the food safety will receive a more elaborated role. That is why we provide a full-scale review of traceability opportunities of the poultry sector. The Poultry Information System (PIS) could create a more perspicuous poultry sector, however, its extremely high need of administration is an obligation hard to put up with for the breeders. The means of bird marking, such as the use of leg bands, wing tags, nasal markers, and the individual marking with transponders, based on radio-frequency identification were developed in order to overcome the growing need of complying the rules of food safety. The most up to date mean of marking in the poultry sector is the RFID (radiofrequency identification) technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-336
Number of pages9
JournalArchives Animal Breeding
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2010



  • means of bird marking
  • radio-frequency identification
  • RFID
  • traceability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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Tóth, Á., Kovácsné Gaál, K., Turcsán, Z., Ásványi-Molnár, N., Ásványi, B., Szigeti, J., & Fébel, H. (2010). Tracking possibilities in the poultry sector - A review. Archives Animal Breeding, 53(3), 328-336.