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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry
 

Responding Company: ScoringAg
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:

ScoringAg, Inc. www.ScoringAg.com  all costs can be seen by clicking on the ( Open an Account ) button.
   

 

Hardware

Recommended for 50 Head
  

YES any computer and any RFID reader including panels or manual input
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

YES any computer and any RFID reader including panels or manual input
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

YES any computer and any RFID reader including panels or manual input
   

 

PDA:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

YES any wireless computer and any reading including panels
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

YES any wireless computer and any reading including panels
   
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

YES any wireless computer and any reading including panels
   
   

 

RFID Reader:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Uses wireless connections to all I.D.ology RFID readers
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Uses wireless connections to all I.D.ology RFID readers
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Uses wireless connections to all I.D.ology RFID readers
   

 

RFID Tags:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

YES and any RFID tag, bolus or chip manufactured, we recommend Dalton for greater reading distance and retention and longevity    

Recommended for 100 Head
  

YES and any RFID tag, bolus or chip manufactured, we recommend Dalton for greater reading distance and retention and longevity
      

Recommended for >250 Head

  

YES and any RFID tag, bolus or chip manufactured, we recommend Dalton for greater reading distance and retention and longevity
      

 

Scale Head and Load Bar:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Yes
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Yes
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Yes
   

 

Software

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Web-based
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Web-based
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Web-based
   

 

Central Database:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

USD 0.55 per record animal at each location. Add $0.25 picture extra or video   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

USD 0.55 per record animal at each location. Add $0.25 picture extra or video
      

Recommended for >250 Head

  

USD 0.55 per record animal at each location. Add $0.25 picture extra or video
      

 

Total Costs:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

USD $27.50 for 50 head without pictures
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

USD $55.00 for 100 head without pictures
   

Recommended for >250 Head
  
  

USD $137.50 for 250 head without pictures
   

 

Comments

It is our strong belief and experience that 5 to 100 head producers can justify the cost of the ScoringAg system.  All FFA chapters and their members and 4-H clubs and their members can ask for free accounts in the www.ScoringAg.com database system.  Call 941-792-6405

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