Nov 4, 2021
Each VelTrak tag contains a RFID chip with a unique number on it. This is what is picked up when a buyer scans your velvet to raise a Velvet Status Declaration for you to approve.
If a tag is close enough to be picked up by the scanner, it will be included on the VSD, regardless of whether or not it is attached to a stick of velvet.
Two things can be done to reduce the risk of unused tags being accidentally scanned:
- Keeping them at least 5 metres (16 feet) away from any areas on the farm where scanning occurs, and
- Keeping them in a metal container with a lid, until they are to be used. A biscuit tin or metal toolbox is suitable for this, as the metal helps stop radio waves from reaching the tags.
If unused tags are accidentally included on a VSD and it is approved by the farmer, then they are locked into VelTrak and cannot be used again.