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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry
 

Responding Company: I.D. ology
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:

I.D.ology
   

 

Hardware

Recommended for 50 Head
  

PDA – Phone – (Cost~ $100)
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Laptop PC-Win Vista (cost ~ $600)
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Laptop PC –Win Vista (cost ~ $600)
   

 

PDA:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

PDA – (Cost~ $100)
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

2495 i-PAQ Bluetooth Interrogator & Dock (cost ~$400)
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

2495 i-PAQ Bluetooth Interrogator & Dock (cost ~ $400)
   

 

RFID Reader:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

LightningROD Reader  $795
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

LightningROD Reader $795
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

LightningROD Reader $795
   

 

RFID Tags:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

50 tags ($1.95 per tag) = $97.50
   

 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

100 tags ($1.95 per tag) = $195.00

5 year TSP Subscription ($1.35 per tag)
   Plan to save with up front purchase

Recommended for >250 Head

  

250 tags ($1.95 per tag) = $487.50
5 year TSP Subscription ($1.35 per tag)   

   Plan to save with up front purchase

 

Scale Head and Load Bar:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

NA
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

NA
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

WOW System call for quote
   

 

Software

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Included  

Recommended for 100 Head
  

(cost = $75)
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

CattleTrax (cost = $75)
   

 

Central Database:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

No charge to $.60
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

No charge to $.60
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

No charge to $.60
   

 

Total Costs:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

$992.50
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

$2065.00
   

Recommended for >250 Head
  
  

$2282.50
   

 

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