TruTest EID Readers

Electronic Identification (EID) means individual animals can be tracked through their entire life cycle via an electronic ear tag. Over time, an animal’s lifetime data can be tracked, good and bad performers can be identified. See and track the benefits of meal to ensure profits are maximised. EID Readers and Tags are the future of animal handling and management. This is evident from the mandatory EID tagging for sheep from June 2019. Our dairy industry is already using EID for dairy drafters, milking robots and automatic calf feeding systems, they are here and growing.

TruTest EID Readers

Cattle/Sheep identification has both visual and management benefits.

By identifying your cattle individually with cattle ear tags, you (and others) can more easily determine which cow is which. In addition, being able to track an animal’s history and performance helps you determine which ones are performing well. With the use of a tag reader, weighing/drafting/sorting becomes a one-person job with auto weight recording. Using Electronic Identification (EID) ear tags can significantly speed up the weighing process. This help to reduce errors from manual input and offer potential labour savings. When read by an EID reader, the EID tag automatically triggers the weigh scale indicator to recognise the animal, record the weight against it. This brings up other information relevant to the animal, depending on the level of indicator you are using.



Using Electronic ID tags has many advantages. One is that it offers another form of identification for each animal. Another plus is that an animal can be easily identified by scanning the tag with a reader, rather than needing to have the animal be completely still to read a visual tag number. Scanning EID tags rather than writing down EID numbers is a tremendous benefit in saving time and minimising errors. As cattle are being worked or loaded into a trailer, their EID tag can be scanned while they are on the move.

The fastest handheld readers in the world, Tru-Test EID stick readers also offer the longest battery life. Nothing should slow you down. All Tru-Test EID readers are 100% water and come with a 2-year warranty. Suitable for cattle and sheep applications.


SRS2 Stick Reader

EID Stick Reader

Keep track of individual animals with the easy-to-use, ergonomically designed SRS2 TruTest EID Readers. Suitable for cattle, sheep and deer, the SRS2 features a large, highly readable screen to display the session count, EIDs and pre-loaded VID numbers. Bluetooth® wireless technology connects with your Weigh Scale Indicator and means you can easily send session information to Datamars Livestock via the Data Link smartphone app.


XRS2 Stick Reader

EID Reader

Maximise individual animal performance and back up critical health, mating and culling decisions by using the XRS2 TruTest EID Readers to view and capture animal information. Suitable for cattle, sheep and deer, the XRS2 features a large, highly readable screen and an alphanumeric keypad for capturing important information from the yard.

Bluetooth® wireless technology connects your reader to your Weigh Scale Indicator and means you can easily share information using your smartphone. Large sunlight viewable 2.7” colour LCD screen makes it easy to read. Capture up to 15 pieces of customised information for each animal, such as breed, sex, DOB and condition score.

XRP2 Panel Reader

A Fixed Panel reader

The XRP2 TruTest EID Readers is built around Tru-Test’s state of the art digital signal processing that gives optimum read range while automatically reducing unwanted interference.

Its revolutionary fast auto tuning provides maximum performance under all conditions. The fixed panel reader environment isn’t static. Small changes in the metalwork or the simple action of opening a metal gate on a crush or crate can affect the reader’s range and read speed performance. Tru-Test’s EID panel readers maintain optimal performance through these changing conditions by returning up to 18 times per second. Ensuring consistent accurate tag reads throughout your weighing session.

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 Tru-Test Weighing & EID

Datamars Livestock

The new free online software system for Tru-Test weigh scales will allow you to track and monitor your animal’s progress by turning weighing session data into an easy to understand graphical summary. Free Base Plan SIGN UP HERE.


For more information on EID readers and weighing contact O’ Donovan Engineering on 0217334066.