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The Cattle Tags Store App

We are pleased to announce The Cattle Tags App, an app that is designed for the Allflex RS420 and LPR EID Readers. This is the first app that takes the iOS capability of the iOS-compatible EID readers and makes it available for producers working with EID in their herd. 

 

Key Features of The Cattle Tags App

Session Mode - Create a session and scan tags. Optionally enter a visual ID (ear tag) and/or weight. After scanning cattle, you can email your session file (spreadsheet) to yourself or someone else on the ranch. This functionality does not require an Internet connection.

 

CattleMax Mode - Scan an animal's EID tag and have it loaded up in your CattleMax Online account. When an EID is scanned, the matching animal record will be displayed in CattleMax. If the EID number is not found, you'll have the option to add the EID to an existing animal record, or to create a new animal record.

 

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Compatible EID Readers

Currently the Allflex RS420 EID Reader and Allflex LPR Reader are the only readers compatible with iOS (iPad and iPhone). Need an EID reader? You can order a reader right here at The Cattle Tags Store.

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Allflex RS420 Allflex LPR

 

A few common questions

Be sure to install the app on the iOS device (iPhone or iPad) you will be working with.

Q: Is there a charge for this?
A: This app is free. You just need to create an account (for free) to use the app.

Q: Do I need to have a CattleMax account?
A: Not for Sessions mode, but you need one for CattleMax mode. 

Q: Is an Internet connection needed?

If you are using the Sessions mode only, an Internet connection is not needed as the connection is made via Bluetooth. An Internet connection on the iPhone/iPad is needed if you want to email the file to yourself or someone else. In addition, an Internet connection is needed to use the CattleMax mode of the app.

Q: Can I use any EID reader with the app?
A: No. Currently the app is only configured to operate with the Allflex RS420 EID reader or Allflex LPR EID Reader

Q: Is there an in-depth How-To video on using the app?
A: Sure, we have created a 4.5 minute video demonstration of the app.  Watch The Cattle Tags App Tour Video

Q: What devices does it currently run on?
A: iPhone and iPad. 

Q: How about Android, Windows Mobile, Kindle Fire, etc?

A: Depending on interest and response, we may support additional devices in the future.

 

EID and cattle management software

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The CattleMax software makes it easy to track and manage your cattle. It's a complete software for cow-calf ranches of all sizes, with several editions available depending on your needs. Access your cattle records anytime, anywhere, on any device. 

 

 

Notes about the using the app

  • Install The Cattle Tags App from The App Store
  • Ensure your EID Reader is updated to the latest software as well as firmware. You can check for updates from the Allflex EID Tag Manager software (Help > Check Updates for software and then Help > Advanced > Check for Updates for firmware).
  • In The Cattle Tags App, create a session, then select the session to scan EID tags.
  • You will asked to allow CattleTags to access your location. Click Allow - this is needed for getting the GPS coordinates to store with the data. 

New to the idea of EID? Interested in a complete herd management solution, such as EID + software? We can help! One of the biggest things we can help you with is to ask you questions and help you through the answers

 

Need help with the app, or have suggestions? Feel free to contact us.

 

The Cattle Tags App is a Cattlesoft Inc product. Though we are an Allflex authorized reseller here at The Cattle Tags Store, we developed The Cattle Tags App on our own and it's solely owned by Cattlesoft Inc.