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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry

Responding Company: Turnkey Computer Systems, Inc.
Survey Section: Software



Turnkey Computer Systems, Inc.


Develop Software:




Turnkey has developed a Cattle Induction System (CIS) that interfaces with our Feedyard Accounting and Management System.  The CIS system captures EID information along with other identifying characteristics for cattle receiving and/or sorting.  The individual identification information can be received via electronic means or input using a touch screen automatic software system.  The individual data is collated with individual health information and group feeding information for retrieval, reporting, and analysis.


Version Name (1):

Cattle Induction System (Chuteside system for feedyards)



Touch Screen Receiving and/or Sorting System


Version Name (2):






Version Name (3):






Version Name (4):






Interface with RFID Readers:

An RFID initiates the reading of the scale head and a manual or automatic sorting, processing, or receiving  is completed on an individual animal basis


Software Interface With:

Allflex USA and Temple Tag


Records Collected:

Events are recorded automatically, (EID, weight, temperature)  The system then has the ability to set up regimens based on individual or global characteristics.


Manual Entry:



Data Stored:

The Cattle Induction System uses an SQL Server Database engine that stores the individual data for analysis.  The data can then be passed to our Feedyard Accounting and Management System to update cattle inventories, health histories, and movements.


Installation Costs:

This is dependent upon the number of locations and the proximity to a central server for data collection.


Computer Operating System:

The Cattle Induction System is compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.  The Feedyard Accounting and Management System is available in a Linux network or a Windows Server environment.


Training Costs:

On-site training is provided in the initial purchase of the software and hardware


Technical Support:

We provide a 90 day warranty for each application purchased providing for technical and user level support and maintenance.


Technical Support Plan:

We provide a Software Support Agreement providing for telephone support and all software updates for each application purchased.


Cost of Technical Support:

The basic cost of software support is 1% per month for each application purchased.  Third party software including Windows are supported for an additional fee.


Support Non-electronic Ave.:



Software Updated:

Software Support Agreements ensure that our development staff keeps current with the industry needs and standards.  Each customer under a support agreement is updated regularly and as needed. 


Additional Costs:

Only for third party products not under our control, such as operating system software.


If No, Software Recommended:


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Company Info - Tags - Hand Held - Stationary - Scale Head - Software - Data Storage - System Cost

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