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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry
 

Responding Company: Viewtrak Technologies, 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:

Viewtrak Technologies, Inc.
   

 

Hardware

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Web browser, i.e. Internet Explorer 4.0 or better
   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Web browser, i.e. Internet Explorer 4.0 or better
   

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Web browser, i.e. Internet Explorer 4.0 or better
   

 

PDA:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

NA

Recommended for 100 Head
  

NA

Recommended for >250 Head

  

NA

 

RFID Reader:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Lease/do not need - $2.00

 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Purchase Psion - $2.66

 

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Purchase Psion - $1.66

 

 

RFID Tags:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Bovitrak Tag - $2.30   

Recommended for 100 Head
  

CT8 $3.25

Recommended for >250 Head

  

CT8 $3.15

 

Scale Head and Load Bar:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

 

Recommended for >250 Head

  

 

 

Software

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Use Microsoft Excel

 

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Use Microsoft Excel

 

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Use Microsoft Excel

 

 

Central Database:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Membership fee plus an initial entry fee per animal - $200/year, $0.50/hd

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Membership fee plus an initial entry fee per animal - $200/year, $0.50/hd

Recommended for >250 Head

  

Membership fee plus an initial entry fee per animal - $200/year, $0.50/hd

 

Total Costs:

Recommended for 50 Head
  

Price depends on Psion purchase - 3.55 -5.55/hd

Recommended for 100 Head
  

Price depends on Psion purchase - 2.77 - 5.44/hd

Recommended for >250 Head
  
  

Price depends on Psion purchase - $2.52 - $4.19/hd

 

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