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Will livestock soon be joining the tattooing craze?

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Somark Innovations recently tested their tattooing identification system, and are making preparations to bring to market. Sheep, horses, and cows can all be tattooed with Somark's scannable ink--much the way a UPC barcode is scanned at a grocery store.

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Co-founders of Somark Innovations Ramos M. Mays, left, and Mark C. Pydynowski, right, recently tested their tattooing technology on cattle and laboratory rats. They plan on marketing the identification system to the livestock industry, and possibly even the military. (Courtesy of Mark C. Pydynowski)

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Somark Innovations recently tested their tattooing identification system, and are making preparations to bring to market. Sheep, horses, and cows can all be tattooed with Somark's scannable ink--much the way a UPC barcode is scanned at a grocery store.

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Somark Innovations recently tested their tattooing identification system, and are making preparations to bring to market. Sheep, horses, and cows can all be tattooed with Somark's scannable ink--much the way a UPC barcode is scanned at a grocery store.

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Somark Innovations recently tested their tattooing identification system, and are making preparations to bring to market. Sheep, horses, and cows can all be tattooed with Somark's scannable ink--much the way a UPC barcode is scanned at a grocery store.

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Somark Innovations has developed a tattooing system that can identify sheep, horses and cows with an ink that can be scanned much the way a UPC barcode is scanned at the grocery store. The system may help officials control outbreaks of mad cow disease and provide the food industry with a safer product.


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