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2011-07-29 08:30:00

Electronic ear tags are being used to provide an early warning system that will help farmers identify sick animals within a herd. The new system, being trialed by scientists at Newcastle University, tracks the feeding behavior of each individual animal, alerting farmers to any change that might indicate the cow is unwell. Using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology - similar to that used in the Transport for London Oyster card - each calf is 'clocked' in and out every time they...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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