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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry

Responding Company: Fort Supply Technologies
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:

Fort Supply Technologies
   

 

Hardware

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Third party PC $400
Third party cables $10

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Third party PC $400
Third party cables $10

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Third party PC $400
Third party cables $10

 

PDA:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

PDA (Non-Rugged) such as HP IPAQ $700
or
Rugged IP 64, Psion WorkAbout Pro   $1100
or
Fully Field Rugged IP 67, Archer or Nomad $1600 to $1700
 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

PDA (Non-Rugged) such as HP IPAQ $700
or
Rugged IP 64, Psion WorkAbout Pro   $1100
or
Fully Field Rugged IP 67, Archer or Nomad $1600 to $1700

Recommended for >250 Head

  

PDA (Non-Rugged) such as HP IPAQ $700
or
Rugged IP 64, Psion WorkAbout Pro   $1100
or
Fully Field Rugged IP 67, Archer or Nomad $1600 to $1700

 

RFID Reader:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Integrated with  rugged PDA $550-$700
Separate hand wand which reads to the PDA $900-$1200
Panel reader systems $1,500-$20,000

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Integrated with  rugged PDA $550-$700
Separate hand wand which reads to the PDA $900-$1200
Panel reader systems $1,500-$20,000

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Integrated with  rugged PDA $550-$700
Separate hand wand which reads to the PDA $900-$1200
Panel reader systems $1,500-$20,000

 

RFID Tags:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

GAM, Destron, Allflex, Y-Tex $2.00

Recommended for 100 Head
  

GAM, Destron, Allflex, Y-Tex $2.00

Recommended for >250 Head

  

GAM, Destron, Allflex, Y-Tex $2.00

 

Scale Head and Load Bar:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

DigiStar, True-test $1,500-$5,000

Recommended for 100 Head
  

DigiStar, True-test $1,500-$5,000

Recommended for >250 Head

  

DigiStar, True-test $1,500-$5,000

 

Software

Recommended for 50 Head
  

FaST EID “basic”  $475
or
FaST EID FULL,  first year unlimited updates and support $925
or
FaST Age-Source “basic”  $150
or
FaST Age-Source FULL, first Year unlimited updates and support $425
 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

FaST EID “basic”  $475
or
FaST EID FULL,  first year unlimited updates and support $925
or
FaST Age-Source “basic”  $150
or
FaST Age-Source FULL, first Year unlimited updates and support $425
 

Recommended for >250 Head

  

FaST EID “basic”  $475
or
FaST EID FULL,  first year unlimited updates and support $925
or
FaST Age-Source “basic”  $150
or
FaST Age-Source FULL, first Year unlimited updates and support $425
 

 

Central Database:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

User Fees Depends on features as described above. Please contact Fort Supply Technologies.

Recommended for 100 Head
  

User Fees Depends on features as described above. Please contact Fort Supply Technologies.

Recommended for >250 Head

  

User Fees Depends on features as described above. Please contact Fort Supply Technologies.

 

Total Costs:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Cost vary depending on features selected and use of tools. Please contact Fort Supply Technologies for the configuration which works best for your operation
 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Cost vary depending on features selected and use of tools. Please contact Fort Supply Technologies for the configuration which works best for your operation
 

Recommended for >250 Head
  
  

Cost vary depending on features selected and use of tools. Please contact Fort Supply Technologies for the configuration which works best for your operation
 

 

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