The type of EID equipment available ranges from very simple stick readers to hand held readers and data loggers, electronic weigh scales and automatic shedding systems. You will need to assess your own situation, the location and type of sheep handling facilities that you use and the benefits you want to gain from the use of EID equipment in order to decide which system best suits your needs. Further information is available in Training Part 2.
Suppliers will be able to provide detail on the different equipment available, guidance on what will suit your farm and how equipment should be used. Asking questions early on can give you a better understanding of EID and how it will benefit your business.
A list of some EID equipment suppliers is shown below.
|Border Software||www.bordersoftware.com||01938 820625|
|Farm Plan Business||www.farmplan.co.uk||01594 545000|
|Stock Trace||www.stocktrace.co.uk||0151 203 2191|
|Farm Wizzard||www.farmwizard.com||02890 923367|
|Livestock EID Solutions Ltd||www.livestockeidsolutions.co.uk||01463 798 506|
|Fearing||www.fearing.co.uk||0845 600 90 70|
|Roxan ID||www.roxan.co.uk||01750 722940|
|Dalton||www.dalton.co.uk||0800 838 882|
|Farm Data Management systems||www.farmdata.co.uk||01467 671457|
|Agridata||www.agridata.co.uk||0844 500 2220/2225|
|Symtag Ltd||www.symtag.co.uk||01934 750410|
|Coxagri||www.coxagri.com||0845 600 80 81|
|PTS Technologies||www.ptstechnologies.com||+65 6749 4474|
|Gavellog Ltd||07831 184176|
|Orchid Farm Tech||www.orchidfarmtech.co.uk||01536 443300|
|TGM Software Solutions Ltd||www.tgmsoftware.com||02892 689681|
|Kiwikit Ltd||www.kiwikit.co.uk||01584 879 959|