Allflex, part of the Antelliq Group, has today announced an exclusive agreement to distribute the Gallagher range of data collection and livestock weighing and recording equipment in the UK and Ireland.

With a range of portable, hand-held and permanent, hands-free EID tag readers, plus a wide selection of electronic weighing platforms and data recorders, Gallagher is a global leader in the innovation, manufacture and marketing of livestock weighing and data collection systems. With immediate effect, Allflex becomes the company’s sole distributor in the UK and Ireland.

This announcement follows the August 2018 acquisition by Allflex of Agrident, the German-based agricultural technology company which specialises in the design and production of radio-frequency identification (RFID) data capture systems to automatically identify and track passive tags.

“A reliable tag reader and compatible weight recording system enables livestock farmers to reap the maximum value from their EID tags beyond simple compliance and traceability,” explains Johnny Mackey, national sales manager for Allflex.

“The exclusive distribution deal with Gallagher enhances our ability to provide beef, sheep and dairy producers with the very best animal identification and weight monitoring equipment with which to improve the efficiency, accuracy and profitability of their enterprises.

“Our affiliation with Gallagher also complements our recent acquisition of the Agrident business, as we are now able to supply equipment from both companies to farmers throughout the UK and Ireland.  We will also use our enhanced presence within the sector to make our own Allflex RS420 stick reader more widely available, thus making the Allflex range of EID equipment second-to-none and cementing our position as the experts in livestock intelligence.”