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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry
 

Responding Company: Micro Beef Technologies, Ltd.
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:

Micro Beef Technologies, Ltd.
   

 

Hardware

Recommended for 50 Head
  

None, recommend CattleLog Data Services (see below).
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

None, recommend CattleLog Data Services (see below).
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

A PC is required for CattleLog Pro or Express; most customers already have one.  Computer running Windows 2000 or XP with a minimum of 512 RAM

 

PDA:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

None, recommend CattleLog Data Services (see below).
      

Recommended for 100 Head
  

None, recommend CattleLog Data Services (see below).
      

Recommended for >250 Head

  

PDA is available if using ACCU-TRAC Mobile
   

 

RFID Reader:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

None, recommend CattleLog Data Services (see below).
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

None, recommend CattleLog Data Services (see below).
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Price depends on manufacturer and reader model. RFID Reader price range is from $550 to $1150 one time cost
   

 

RFID Tags:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Depends on manufacturer. Average cost - $2.00 @ 50 hd = $100.00
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Depends on manufacturer. Average cost - $2.00 @ 100 hd = $200.00
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Depends on manufacturer. Average cost - $2.00 @ 250 hd = $500.00
   

 

Scale Head and Load Bar:

Recommended for 50 Head
  


   

Recommended for 100 Head
  


   

Recommended for >250 Head

  


   

 

Software

Recommended for 50 Head
  

None, recommend CattleLog Data Services (see below).
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

None, recommend CattleLog Data Services (see below).
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

CattleLog Express free internet download. CattleLog Pro $695   

 

Central Database:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

CattleLog Data Services - $3.25/head @ 50 head = $162.50, one-time. Price includes an EID tag.
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

CattleLog Data Services - $3.25/head @ 100 head = $325, one-time. Price includes an EID tag.
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Data collected via CattleLog Pro or CattleLog Express - $1.25/head @ 250 head = $312.50, one-time.

 

Total Costs:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

$3.25/head @ 50 head = $162.50, one-time. Includes RFID tag
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

$3.25/head @ 100 head = $325, one-time. Includes RFID tag
   

Recommended for >250 Head
  
  

$1.25/head @ 250 head = $312.50, one-time. Does not include RFID tag
   

 

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