This article was created by the CattleTags.com team and is provided to help our fellow farmers and ranchers. We would appreciate the opportunity to help with your cattle identification needs!
CattleMax User - EID Interface Options
The CattleMax cattle software offers a variety of options for working with Allflex EID readers and tags.
As a CattleTags.com customer, we will email your list of assigned EID numbers to you in spreadsheet format (CSV file) for each of your orders. If you did not purchase from CattleTags.com, but they are Allflex tags, you can still obtain your spreadsheet on the Allflex website. There is an option to "Find EID Numbers". Following the link to the Allflex website will enable you to easily generate a spreadsheet of the EID numbers you purchased.
Downloading the EID numbers directly into CattleMax: This is an ideal method if you want a quick and easy way to get the EID numbers into CattleMax.
Already have cattle records entered and want to add in EID numbers? You can download the spreadsheet of EID numbers and choose which animal record to link with each EID number. While you'll need to manually choose which animal the EID belongs to, you won't need to type in the EID number!
Adding in visual and EID numbers at the same time (new cattle records into the software)? Ideally, you will have purchased Matched Pair tags - this will make the process so much easier since the Allflex EID spreadsheet for matched pairs includes a column for the visual ID next to the matching EID. CattleMax can create new cattle records based on the visual and EID numbers. Click here to learn how to use spreadsheets to import your new animals.
The leading Electronic ID readers include a memory capability.Easily scan cattle EIDs, then download the scanned list onto your computer. This reduces the need for additional equipment at the chute if you will just be recording details such as medical treatments. In CattleMax, after downloading the list, you can easily make cattle groups and apply records to all of the animals, including pasture movements, vaccinations, and more.