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Beef Stocker USA 2012 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry

Responding Company: Intelleflex
Survey Section:
System Cost 

The following question was posed to each company:

Your firm has just been contacted by three different producers interested in incorporating individualized animal identification using RFID in their beef cattle operation. The three different herd sizes are 50, 100, and greater than 250 head.

Please recommend EXACTLY what individual hardware (brands, models) and software components (and associated costs) each producer would need to purchase in order to employ your recommended complete RFID system.

Following is their response:


 

Company:

Intelleflex
  

 

Hardware

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Recommended for >250 Head

  

 

PDA:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Recommended for >250 Head

  

 

RFID Reader:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

1 Reader (4 Antenna Pairs) $4,000

Recommended for 100 Head
  

1 Reader (4 Antenna Pairs) $4,000

Recommended for >250 Head
  

1 Reader (4 Antenna Pairs) $4,000

 

RFID Tags:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

50 tags - $500

Recommended for 100 Head
  

100 tags - $1,000

Recommended for >250 Head

  

250 tags - $2,500

 

Scale Head and Load Bar:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Recommended for >250 Head

  

 

Software

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Recommended for >250 Head

  

 

Central Database:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Recommended for >250 Head

  

 

Total Costs:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

$4,500

Recommended for 100 Head
  

$5,000

Recommended for >250 Head
  
  

$6,500

 

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