Premise Reg. Animal ID Event Record Event Report V = Voluntary V 0 0 0 V* = V for all animals V V 0 0 M = Mandatory V V V 0 0 = No M/V* 0 0 0 M/V* V 0 0 M/V* V V 0 M M/V* 0 0 M M/V* V 0 M M M/V* 0 M M M M
Animals inventoried per yr: Bulls 11 Cows 350 Live calf crop 298 Saved heifers 100 Total inventory 759 Readings per yr: Bulls 1 11 Cows 2 700 Live calf crop 1 298 Saved heifers 1 100 Total readings 1,109 Average readings/yr 1.5
Cost Model (excerpt, Beef cow-calf size=350 ) Labor cost ($/h) 15.00 Visual ID RFID Static RFID Dynamic Time for ID application (s) 10.0 10.0 10.0 Time to transfer codes to DB (s) 5.0 1.0 1.0 Time to register premises (s/yr) 200 200 200 ID set-up time (s) 60 900 900 Average no. of head processed 175 175 175 Time to learn ID tech (s) 600 14400 14400 Data error rate 6.0% 1.0% 1.0% Dynamic (panel) reading efficiency 95.0% Time for extra-readings (s) 23.6 2.6 2.7
ID in general: Labor costs are relatively minor compared to the costs of equipment and materials (ear-tags). ID-Most of the variation is due to size--the larger operations have reduced cost RFID-Most of the variation is due to the costs of equipment – the RFID readers you have. (Most of the variation for the VID is also due to equipment - in this case computer ) Cost Findings
Beef Cow-calf: RFID handheld & Mandatory Compliance benefit in year 0.50 Managememt benefit in year 3.00 Marketing benefit in year 25.00 NAIS scenario Scen. | P.Reg. | A.ID. | Ev.Rcd. | Ev.Rpt. Key 10 | M | M | M | M 1
Introduction BQA History The BQA program connects producers with animal scientists, veterinarians, feed suppliers, animal health companies, packers, retailers, and state and federal regulators. The program encourages producers to use the latest science and technology so their beef will meet quality and safety standards.
A management decision support tool (modifying a cowherd simulation model) to use in educational (extension) settings. Thus, for whatever the variables that describe a particular operation's management, the estimated value of the benefits is projected into the future.