EID & Weight Indicators

Farm Matters is compatible with a range of electronic identification (EID) devices and weight indicators ranging from the simple ear tag reading with the Shearwell SDL400S to the more advanced data-centric Gallagher HR5 and Agrident AWR300. The table shows the full range of Farm Matters compatible EID devices.

EID Reader Data
Console Features Price†
Agrident AWR250 USB  Bluetooth   Four Star £631
Agrident AWR300 USB  Bluetooth   Five Star £790
Allflex RS420 USB  Bluetooth   Three Star £713
DataMars TracKing-1 File Format One Star £314
FOFIA PT280 USB  Bluetooth   Three Star £468
Gallagher HR4 USB  Bluetooth  File Format   Three Star £836
Gallagher HR5 USB  Bluetooth  File Format   Five Star £1,599
Real Trace RT100 USB One Star £101
Shearwell SDL440S Bluetooth   Two Star £550
Tru-Test SRS2 USB  Bluetooth  File Format   Four Star £648
Tru-Test XRS2 USB  Bluetooth  File Format   Five Star £987
Discountinued EID Readers
Agrident AWR210 USB One Star N/A
BioControl via Stock Trace File Format One Star N/A
Royal Tag I-Read File Format One Star N/A
Shearwell SDL400S Bluetooth   Two Star N/A
Syscan-ID LiveTrack Wand USB Three Star N/A
Tag-ie1 USB Three Star N/A
Tag-ie2 USB Three Star N/A
Tag-ie3 USB Three Star N/A
Tag-ie4 USB Three Star N/A
Tru-Test XRS USB  Bluetooth  File Format   Three Star N/A
Weight Indicator Data
Console Features Price†
Allied Weighing X3 USB  Bluetooth   Three Star -
Pharmweigh Senior/Auto USB  File Format   Three Star -
Tru-Test EziWeigh File Format   Three Star £981
Tru-Test XR5000 File Format   Five Star £2,391
Discountinued Weight Indicators
Allied Weighing LP7510 USB   Three Star N/A
Tru-Test XR3000 File Format   Five Star N/A

For more information on devices compatible with Farm Matters please get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

†Prices taken from various retailers on 31st October 2022 and are accurate to the best of our knowledge, although prices may vary over time and depending on retailer. Prices exclude VAT.

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You can try the full version of Farm Matters live free with no obligation. To get started simply download and install Farm Matters. Then follow the setup wizard to get you up and running. In order to populate your cattle or use the CTS web services you will need your CTS user ID (formatted as NNN-NNN-NNN) and password. Download Farm Matters


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