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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry
 

Responding Company: IMI Inc.
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:

IMI Global, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc.

 

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
  

 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

 

Recommended for >250 Head

  

 

 

RFID Tags:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

 

Recommended for >250 Head

  

 

 

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
  

 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

 

Recommended for >250 Head
  
  

 

 

Comments

Total base cost is $200/annual supplier evaluation regardless of herd size.  The hardware cost (tags) will depend on the type of tag ordered by the supplier (visual, EID or a nested pair). Additional programs and claims require additional cost structures.

View other Responses for this company:

Company Info - Tags - Hand Held - Stationary - Scale Head - Software - Data Storage - System Cost

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