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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry
 

Responding Company: Cattlesoft, 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:

Cattlesoft, Inc.
   

 

Hardware

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Any Internet-connected device (desktop, laptop, mobile phone or tablet)  
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Any Internet-connected device (desktop, laptop, mobile phone or tablet)  
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Any Internet-connected device (desktop, laptop, mobile phone or tablet)  
   

 

PDA:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Apple or Android smartphone
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Apple or Android smartphone
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Apple or Android smartphone
   

 

RFID Reader:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Producer's choice (cost varies)
 We sell RFID tags and readers at www.CattleTags.com  
 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Producer's choice (cost varies)
We sell RFID tags and readers at www.CattleTags.com  
 

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Producer's choice (cost varies)
We sell RFID tags and readers at www.CattleTags.com  

 

RFID Tags:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Producer's choice (cost varies)
We sell RFID tags and readers at www.CattleScales.com   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Producer's choice (cost varies)
We sell RFID tags and readers at www.CattleScales.com  

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Producer's choice (cost varies)
We sell RFID tags and readers at www.CattleScales.com  

 

Scale Head and Load Bar:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Producer's choice (cost varies)
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Producer's choice (cost varies)
   

Recommended for >250 Head
 

Producer's choice (cost varies)

 

Software

Recommended for 50 Head
  

CattleMax Commercial Cattle Small Herd
or CattleMax Registered Cattle Small Herd

   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

CattleMax Commercial Cattle Small Herd
or CattleMax Registered Cattle Small Herd

   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Depends on herd type and size:

CattleMax Commercial:
-Standard; up to 500 animals
-Commercial Large; up to 1,000 animals
-Commercial Unlimited; over 1,000 animals.

CattleMax Registered:
-Standard;up to 500 animals
-Registered Large up to 1,000 animals
-Registered Unlimited over 1,000 animals
     

 

Central Database:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Included with CattleMax
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Included with CattleMax
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Included with CattleMax
   

 

Total Costs:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

NA
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

NA
   

Recommended for >250 Head
  
  

NA
   

 

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