Drovers Animal Identification Directory
 
 
(Note: This is information regarding the animal identification industry. Some methods of animal I.D. are good; others are not. It is up to the savvy reader to arrive at such distinctions.)
 
 
Animal identification, data analysis and information management represent a rapidly evolving service areas in the livestock industry. This list provides contact information for some of the companies serving this growing industry segment.
 
Drovers.com
 
10901 W. 84th Terrace
 
Lenexa, Kansas 66214
 
800-255-5113 or 913-438-8700
 
Fax: 913-438-0655
 
 
 
AgInfoLink 800-282-0570 www.aginfolink.com info@aginfolink.com Traceability Starts Here. AgInfoLink provides information and technology solutions that link the food industry to create more...profitability, value, efficiency, quality and success.
 
Aleis International Pty Ltd 61-7-4668-5941 www.aleis.com Australian company offering radio-frequency identification and stock-management systems. Electronic identification systems include data entry, portable and trace systems, high through-put MultiRead Systems and tamper-proof ceramic rumen pellet.
 
Allflex USA 972-456-3686 www.allflexusa.com Livestock-management systems incorporating the latest design technologies, materials and manufacturing processes. Products include the Allflex Global tag, electronic identification systems and custom laser-marked visual identification tags.
 
American Angus Association’s Beef Record Service 816-383-5100 www.beefrecords.com SPA-certified and offers components for electronic or visual ID, traditional “paper” forms or Web-based interactive forms and reports. It is available to any commercial producer, regardless of the breed makeup of their cow herd or bulls.
 
AngusSourceSM 816-383-5100 www.angussource.com Marketing program for Angus and Angus-sired feeder cattle and replacement females. Angus-Source tags list the state of origin of the cattle, herd location code, 15-digit unique ID number and a five-digit in-herd-management number. A $1-per-head enrollment fee.
 
ANIMART 800-255-1181 www.animart.com Distributor of ear tags and electronic identification systems from all major manufacturers including Allflex, Duflex, Y-Tex, Z-Tag, Permaflex, Hasco and Ketchum.
 
APEIS (Animal Permanent Electronic Identification System Inc.) 402-379-9487 www.apeis.com Suppliers of several information systems including Cattle Trax and BEEF trax, Internet-based cattle tracking and reporting databases utilizing EID as a primary identification method.
 
AVID I.D. Systems 800-336-2843 www.avidmicrochip.com Microchips engineered to provide a sophisticated, yet economical, method for permanent, positive and safe identification.
 
BearingPoint Inc. 703-747-5636 geoffrey.harkness@bearingpoint.com A leading global business adviser and systems integrator, BearingPoint helps organizations around the world set direction to reach their goals and create enterprise value.
 
Beef Concepts Inc./Bovitrack 800-504-4562 www.beefconcepts.com Internet-based, farm-to-retail tracking system designed to reduce supply-chain inefficiencies and capture significant additional value per animal.
 
Bloodhound Animal Identification System 219-942-1962 Patented system for simple, low-cost premises identification and individual-animal identification.
 
Bovigen Solutions LLC 877-BEEF-DNA 504-733-8182 www.bovigensolutions.com Advancing beef science solutions through DNA technology. DNA Diagnostic tests include GeneSTAR Marbling and GeneSTAR Tenderness. DNA Traceability through SureTRAK and DNA Parentage
through SireTRACE.
 
Cal Tag Inc. 866-923-7878 www.caltaginc.com Manufacturers of EZCee Animal Identification Tags, the ear tag that can't fade … guaranteed.
 
Cattlesoft Inc. 877-454-2697 www.CattleMax.com CattleMax beef-cattle-management software for commercial and seedstock ranches of all sizes. Includes EID compatibility, pasture-movement history, and more.
 
CattleWorks® 800-507-2902 www.cattleworks.com, info@cattleworks.com This cattle-management software program is used to assist in managing and optimizing a cattle operation, tracking medical procedures and individual animal tracking within an operation.
 
Computer Sciences Corp. Siebel Systems Inc. 301-921-3372 www.csc.com
www.siebel.com Partnership developing an Animal Tracking System to add value, improve efficiency and reduce costs while addressing the need for outbreak-response management.
 
Dalton USA 800-388-5440 www.daltonusa.com Manufacturers of Visual and Electronic Livestock ID Systems worldwide. RFID I-Tag, Lifetime Supertag and DNA Tissue Sampling Integri-Tag all custom laser marked to your own requirements.
 
DIGI-STAR LLC 800-225-7695 www.digi-star.com Specialized electronic weighing systems offering the ability to electronically link weights to individual-animal records using radio-frequency-identification devices.
 
Digital Angel (formerly Destron Fearing) 816-386-5539 NFogt@digitalangel.com Manufacturers and markets electronic identification devices including external and internal electronic transponders and a range of readers and antennas designed to accommodate a wide variety of livestock facilities and producer price objectives.
 
DHI Computing Service Inc. 800-992-1344 www.dhiprovo.com DHI-Provo develops and supports dairy-herd-management software including DHI-Plus® for Windows, EZfeed™ feed-management system, DHI-Plus for consultants (AccessDHI), eReports and PDA Plus™ for a Palm or Pocket PC.
 
Eidap Inc. 780-467-2707 www.eidap.com EIDAP Inc. markets RFID products to the animal marketplace in North America, including companion animals, livestock, zoo animals, fish and exotics. EIDAP Inc. distributes ear tags and stationary and hand-held readers for the cattle industry that meet the requirements of ISO standards.
 
eMerge Interactive Inc. 866-239-2665 www.cattlelog.com eMerge Interactive Inc. provides CattleLog, a USDA-approved Process Verified Program providing individual-animal data collection and reporting that enables livestock tracking, verification and branding.
 
EZ-ID 877-330-EZID (3943) www.EZIDAvid.com A wholly owned subsidiary of Avid Identification Systems Inc. offers RFID ear tags, rumen bolus and microchip transponder implants, as well as hand-held and stationary chute-mounted readers and scanners for livestock, fisheries, and traditional and non-traditional production animals.
 
Farnam Companies Inc. 800-511-4744 www.FarnamLTS.com www.ztags.com Featuring Farnam Livestock Tracking SystemsTM “One Call Does IT All”TM New ZTM No-Snag TagsTM — Providing a complete line of livestock tracking solutions including tags, readers, data management, software and service for all species and all types of tracking situations.
 
GLA Agricultural Electronics  800.346.1182 www.gla-ag.com  GLA manufactures the M750 Thermometer which allows for RFID tag numbers to be stored into the thermometer with a RFID reader. The M750 will allow storage of up to 256 ID and temperature records.
 
Global Animal Management Inc. 800-235-9824 www.mygamonline.com Provides information-management tools to support National Animal Identification System guidelines, movement, age, health and process verification, GAM™ Portal and MetrixPro® software for group and individual-animal identification, data collection, storage and analysis.
 
GlobalVetLink LLC 515-296-0860 www.globalvetlink.com Provides eHealth certificates for animal-health regulatory management using secure Internet tools.
 
GrowSafe Systems Ltd. 403-912-1879 www.growsafe.com RFID engineering, OEM and system-integration company offering RFID systems to individually identify animals with attached or implanted electronic identification tags. Measurement devices and integrated external sensors acquire information without direct contact or line-of-sight.
 
Hereford Verified 816-842-3758 jwilliams@herefordbeef.org, www.herefordbeef.org The American Hereford Association and Certified Hereford Beef’s genetic, source and age verification program that pools a network of seedstock producers, commercial producers, feeders and a licensed Certified Hereford Beef packer by providing a market, feeding and carcass data, and premiums.
 
I.D.ology 800-395-5585 www.id-ology.com Productivity tools utilizing RFID in electronic solutions. Speeds information gathering and automatically extends the controls available to management for more precise and timely actions.
 
IMI Global 816-858-4796 www.imiglobal.com Providing customized integrated livestock software to help customers, from ranchers to retailers, establish their own source- and process-verification systems to meet government regulations, create brand identity, gain cost efficiencies and command a higher price for their products.
 
Ketchum Manufacturing Inc. 613-342-8455 www.ketchum.ca ketchum@sympatico.ca Your source for Reyflex RFID ear tags, Reyflex DNA tags, Reyflex ear tags, Reytags, Kurl-lock Metal ear tags, high-speed tattooers and permanent tattoo inks.
 
Livestock Tracking LLC 509-547-4180 www.l-tracks.com edward.l.wells@eltopia.com Providing a cost-effective and user-friendly Web application for capturing premises information, Non-Producer Participant information and animal information to support USAIP traceback requirements.
Specializing in the privacy of the information and the security of the data.
 
Leader Products Pty Ltd www.leaderproducts.com.au Australian supplier of visual and RFID tags.
 
MaGiix 208-777-1530 www.magiix.net Producer of the MaGiix RFID/Temp bolus, an RFID temperature-sensing bolus transponder providing temperature measurement and permanent ID.
 
Maxxam Analytics 905-890-2688 www.maxaam.ca Genetic Identification Division: DNA testing laboratory using DNA analysis to provide genetic information for livestock production, management and traceability.
 
MetaFarms 651-905-7438 www.metafarms.com MetaFarms is a market and technology leader in on-demand enterprise management software (ERP) for animal agribusinesses. i-Production is a comprehensive suite of animal enterprise management applications to help businesses conquer the complex challenges of on-demand information management and sharing that information.
 
MFA Health Track Beef Alliance 888-514-2333 www.mfahealthtrack.com A source- and process-verified feeder-cattle program through MFA Inc. out of Columbia, Missouri. Since September 2000, the alliance has applied individual ID tags, both visual and electronic, to almost 130,000 calves and has a database of treatments and pulls.
 
Micro Beef Technologies 800-858-4330 www.microbeef.com MicroBeef Technologies, the world’s largest real-time computerized fed-beef management systems manufacturer, has 33 years of food-safety-technology innovation and pioneered beef’s first individual-animal food-safety-assurance tracking system.
 
Midwest MicroSystems LLC 800-584-0040 www.cowsense.com info@midwestmicro.com Software solutions for age, source and process verification including complete herd-management and analysis. Cow Sense, Cow COMM Pocket Cow Sense and PIC software interface with RFID, bar codes, scales, Pocket PCs and securely transmits/receives data.
 
MMI Genomics Inc. 800-311-8808, ext. 3016 www.mmigenomics.com A division of MetaMorphix Inc. offering DNA Certified Beef programs for ranches, feedlots and packers. Tests include parentage verification, MMIG Polled, MMIG Black, MMIG Tender.
 
National FAIR (Farm Animal Identification and Records) 802-254-4551 www.nationalfair.com National animal-ID system established in 1999 in cooperation with USDA/APHIS/VS in order to trace animals from farm to market to processing. National FAIR currently has 1.3 million animals on over 10,000 farms in 47 states enrolled.
 
Optibrand 970-490-6022 www.optibrand.com Specializing in highly secure and reliable animal identification, Optibrand’s products emphasize the use of a biometric identifier combined with GPS date and location stamp. However, the system can record any live animal identifier—radio-frequency ID tags, retinal patterns, bar-coded tags, etc.
 
Osborne Industries 785-346-2192 www.osborne-ind.com Pioneered the practical use of RFID for the past 15 years, worldwide, in the pork industry and has participated in a number of demonstrations for the use of RFID in the beef business. Osborne is ready to provide functional RFID, hand-held data loggers, readers, antennas, etc.
 
Pardalis Inc. 877-696-3282 www.pardalis.com Provider of the Beef Information Marketplace. This Web-based information exchange enables beef producers to trade source and process information with others along the beef-supply chain and is compatible with ID and cattle-management systems.
 
Premier 1 Supplies Ltd. 800-282-6631 www.premier1supplies.comSupplier of a wide range of animal-identification systems including customized laser-imprinted ear tags.
 
PYXIS Genomics Inc. 312-455-0602 www.pyxisgenomics.com Proprietary, genomics-based products and solutions to enhance animal health and performance. Pyxis is developing novel products in three sectors of the agribusiness and health industries: Meat Traceability, Performance Traits and Health Products.
 
Red Wing Software 800-732-9464 www.redwingsoftware.com Cow/Calf by Red Wing Software is a complete herd-management tool with analytical reports that track individual-animal information, veterinary history, weaning, yearling, etc., for bulls, cows and their calves.
 
RMS Research Management Systems USA Inc.800-223-7032 www.rmsusa.com NAIS-compliant premises-registration and livestock-identification systems for source and process verification; program development and implementation services; and data-collection tools for all users, ranch to plant.
 
SAIC Science Applications International Corporation 703-292-6363 www.saic.com Developers of RFID system-integration and tracking systems for multiple industries. Products include ePermits, an electronic permitting system for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that tracks animals entering the country.
 
ScoringSystem Inc. 877-684-0018 www.scoringag.com The only complete global database with Point-to-Point Traceback™ of agricultural products for each individual entity throughout the food-supply chain, providing source verification and adding value at an extremely low cost.
 
SEQUENOM 858-202-9000 www.sequenom.com Providing genetic-analysis products that translate genomics science into biomedical research, molecular medicine and agricultural applications. Cornerstone is the MassARRAY system, a DNA-analysis platform.
 
Sterling Solutions 406-586-5182 www.sterlingtraceback.com An affiliate of Sterling Marketing Inc. offering a market-driven source-verification program designed for simplicity and compliance with domestic and international standards. Sterling Solutions is a USDA Process Verified program.
 
Temple Tag Ltd. 800-433-3112 www.TempleTag.com Livestock Identification Products including tags, applicators, hot-stamp machines and service. Now in an alliance with Digital Angel providing RFID tags, reading systems and service to the livestock industry.
 
Tru-Test Inc. 800-874-8494 www.tru-test.com Electronic weighing equipment, software and accessories for measuring and tracking individual-animal performance.
 
VeriLogik 910-290-5265 www.verilogik.com www.vac-trac.com Fully integrated “one-stop shop” in the animal-ID business offering third-party verification, not just certification, of source, age, process, inventory and production capabilities. Requires no laptop or PDA or additional software. RFID tags, data-capture systems, data storage and data management.
 
VeriPrime 620-873-7175 www.veriprime.com A member-owned food-safety utility company. Members are paid to implement food traceability and assurance services via a food-safety surcharge paid by consumers.
 
Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium www.WIID.org WLIC will implement an animal identification and information system in Wisconsin following nationally established standards. WLIC fosters cooperation and understanding among specie organizations, industry, consumers, government agencies and educational partners.
 
Y-Tex Corporation 888-600-YTEX (9839) www.ytex.com Manufacturer of visual ear tags, custom tags, electronic tags and pest-control products. The TechStar II™ Animal Management System includes TechStar II™ RFID tags, a variety of readers, BeefLink ™ Software and HerdData™ Software for Palm OS.
 
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