New EID Reader puts Gallagher at the forefront of animal
The launch of Gallagher’s new portable electronic ear tag
reader, the HR3, confirms Gallagher’s place as a leader in the
field of Electronic Animal Identification (EID). The HR3 is a
hand-held device that reads the information stored in all CCIA
electronic ear tags, both full and half duplex, and enables the
rapid and accurate identification of individual animals.
Gallagher has been recognized as a world leader in producing
innovative electric fencing and animal performance products for
over 70 years. The company is now leading the way in the
development of animal management systems, such as weigh scales,
load bars and permanent electronic identification readers. The
HR3 is the first portable reader to be produced by the
While there are some portable readers already on the market,
the key difference between Gallaghers and other manufacturers
is that no other company can offer such a comprehensive range
of integrated weighing, data collection and EID products from
weigh scales right through to tag readers.
The HR3 is revolutionary in design and features an ergonomic,
soft-grip handle for comfortable operation, along with
ingenious sight, sound and touch features to identify a
successful tag read in any situation. It is easy to use,
lightweight, durable and portable. The HR3 can store 5,000 tags
in memory and is fully compatible with all Gallagher SmartScale
models. To operate, the Reader is simply pointed at an ear tag
and the trigger squeezed. A beeper sounds and the handle
vibrates to show that the tag read has been successful. The HR3
has an internal rechargeable battery and incorporates Bluetooth
output for cordless operation.
Tag information stored on the HR3 is easily downloadable to
computers using the included computer software.
The HR3 Reader can be used to accurately identify a pen of
animals or it can be connected to a weighing system to
automatically associate weights with individual animals.
When the HR3 is used with Gallagher’s SmartScale 700 weigh
scale system it can help farmers maximize the number of
high performing animals on their farm. Animal growth rates can
be improved by using weight data to decide feeding
programs and consequently profits can be maximized.
This hand held tag reader qualifies for funding under the
Verified Beef Production (VBP) program (contact your
provincial VBP co-ordinator for details).
For more information on the HR3 Hand Held EID Reader please
Gallagher Power Fencing Systems Inc. Box 576, Owen Sound, ON.
by AgriBusiness - May 2008