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  • 1. WISCONSIN LIVESTOCK Costs and Benefits of Implementing RFID Technology I D E N T I F I C AT I O N The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium organized CONSORTIUM a series of dairy pilot herd case studies to demonstrate the practicality, value, and efficiency of utilizing individual animal identification with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The information below captures estimated costs and benefits on three different sized dairies. 60-cow dairy The dairy utilizes DHIA and its paper management reports. The DHIA technician reads the RFID tags on test day and the unique identifiers are reported on the DHIA reports. For startup purposes, the dairy only tags newborn heifer calves. Costs: Total annual cost: $70.50 - Premises ID: no cost - Annual AIN RFID tag Benefits: 30 x $2.35* = $70.50 Potential cost savings, breed registry discount, reduced data - No computer, handheld computer, or RFID reader recording errors, and reduced time for DHIA milk recording (DHI technician reads ID tag during milk testing) 200-cow dairy The dairy uses PCDART herd management software. A handheld computer and RFID reader were purchased to replace paper recording. The entire herd is tagged, as are all newborn heifer calves. Costs: Year one startup cost: $2,525.00 (includes tagging - Premises ID: no cost of newborn heifers) - Startup AIN RFID cost: 200 x $2.35* plus Total annual cost: $235.00 200 replacements x $2.35* = $940.00 - Handheld computer: $600.00 Benefits: (handheld software included with PCDART) Potential cost savings, breed registry discount, faster cow - RFID reader: $750.00 sorting, less time for herd checks, reduced data entry time, - Annual AIN RFID tag 100 x $2.35* = $235.00 reduced error rates, reduced time for DHIA milk recording 800-cow dairy The dairy uses DairyComp 305 herd management software. A handheld computer and RFID reader were purchased to replace paper recording. The entire herd is tagged, as are all newborn heifer calves. Costs: Year one startup cost: $8,985.00 (includes tagging - Premises ID: no cost of newborn heifers) - Startup AIN RFID cost 800 x $2.35* Total annual cost: $1,240.00 plus 800 replacements x $2.35* = $3,760.00 - Handheld computer plus accessories: $1,150.00 Benefits: - RFID reader plus accessories: $1,235.00 Potential cost savings, breed registry discount, faster cow - Purchase of handheld software license sorting, less time for herd checks reduced data entry time, and installation: $1,900.00 reduced error rates, reduced time for - Annual AIN RFID tag 400 x $2.35* = $940.00 DHIA milk recording, reduced time and - Annual license handheld software license fee: $300.00 cost for veterinarian visits * RFID tag prices can range from $1.85 to $2.85 per tag, depending on the retailer and type of RFID tag purchased. This sheet reflects an average price of $2.35 per tag and does not account for any ID related costs already paid by producers. WWW.WIID.ORG Our greatest asset is the cooperation of many