EID Equipment

Permanent EID Readers and Portable EID Readers


What are the benefits of EID?

  • Easy identification of individual animals;
  • Fast access to accurate information;
  • Automated drafting;
  • Reduced paperwork;
  • Full integration with other databases;
  • Accurate record keeping for breeding;
  • Monitor animal health risks;
  • Full traceability for consumers.

EID TAGS AND SCANNERS The tags supplied are compatible with ISO 11784 and 11785 (International Standards for Electronic Livestock ID).


The tags are supplied with a male button tag, which is the same diameter as the female electronic tag – the larger the tag, the greater the risk the tag will catch on something.  Therefore the risk of loss rate will increase with the tag size.

A button tag (such as the EID tag) will have a loss rate of less than 0.1%. (A larger panel tag could be as high as 3%).  Other factors influencing retention are:

*           Correct application and location in the ear
*           Conditions of farm and grazing environment

An ‘applicator’ for fitting of the tags, is available




HR5 Hand Held EID Tag Reader and Data Collector  

  • Alpha-numeric-keypad and large screen for quick and easy data entry;
  • Analyse data and upload to your PC in three easy steps using the Animal Performance Software (APS) included;
  • Animal notes can be set to appear when the animal is next scanned;
  • Numeric, text, date and pick-list type traits can be entered e.g. entering an observation using the free text entry field;
  • Choose multiple traits to record against each animal such as breed, sex, condition score and pregnancy status;
  • Visual ID’s can be added, and used to identify and record information against an animal;
  • View animal history.  View past traits, activities and life data recorded against an animal;
  • Add and edit data in the yard using the alpha numeric keypad;
  • Add mothers (Dams) ID to their newborns as soon as the EID tag has been placed in the offspring’s ear;
  • Add birthing details and data such as sex, birthing ease and fate;
  • Personalise session names (such as Week 13 Lambs, Pen 12 Angus, Hereford Cows) making it easy to identify sessions once uploaded into APS software.
  • Half duplex and full duplex ISO compliant
  • Ergonomically designed for ease of use, with trigger action to initiate tag read
  • Protective hand guard and slim design reduces risk of trapping hand or arm in animal handlers
  • Communicates with weigh scale and other data capture devices using Bluetooth wireless connection
  • Internal rechargeable battery
  • Create new sessions on reader to group tag reads from different pens of animals
  • Internal memory for 5,000 tags for later download to computer
  • Last tag scanned is displayed at power up
  • Tag read confirmation provided by loud beeper, vibrating handle, and super bright LED at end of snout
  • MyScale Pro software to download files and store sessions on computer
  • Graphic display module shows:
    • Number of tags read in current session
    • Total number of tags stored in memory
    • Unique EID number of last tag read
    • Battery charge level
    • Reader in record data or transfer data mode.




The Panel Reader BR600/BR1300 is mounted on the side of a cattle/sheep race.  The panel reader can plug directly into the Smart Scale indicator;  or operate on its own (memory of 20 000 id’s).  This device allows you to automate your operations – i.e. as the animal enters the race, it will automatically be scanned.  The ID number appears on the scale indicator, and the weight is automatically captured, then the animal leaves the crush/crate. Since the panel has its own memory it can operate without the scale.  Information is uploaded to your PC via Animal Performance Software supplied with both the Indicator and the GGL panel reader.

The EID Tag Reader Controller is easy to use, extremely reliable, fixed hands-free EID data collection. It's features include:

  • Quick feedback functions - tag counter (stores up to 20,000 tags), beeps for successful tag read & battery charge level
  • Easy EID weigh scale (& other devices) connection via Bluetooth Plus includes adaptor for non-Bluetooth EID weigh scale connection
  • Comes with the market leading integrated farm management software - APS and NAIT Exchange for hassle free data transfer to NAIT
  • Rechargeable internal battery
  • Removable for security, convenient charging or to switch to different sites with other panels installed
  • High grade, long life, waterproof materials for use in all weather conditions
  • ISO compliant - half duplex (HDX) and full duplex (FDX-B)
  • Can be used with the 1300mm or 600mm panels or the Gallagher Sheep Auto Drafter
  • Comes with battery charger, 12 volt battery leads, download software, RS232 communications cable, USB communications cable and user manual.







Need More Information?

Click here to download the Gallagher (AUS) EID Weighing Brochure.








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