This article was created by the team and is provided to help our fellow farmers and ranchers. We would appreciate the opportunity to help with your cattle identification needs!

EID Spreadsheet FAQ

As a courtesy to all our customers, we provide a CSV spreadsheet with your EID numbers ready to save, print, or import into a device or software program.

1. Why would I need a spreadsheet?

Some customers use EID Readers, Scale Indicators or Software for cattle management.  Most of these programs and devices allow for spreadsheet import for fast, accurate data entry.  

2. What is a CSV file?

CSV stands for comma-separated values file. CSV files are just like Excel spreadsheets, except they strip out the excess formatting that causes some import errors.

3. What are the columns on the spreadsheet?

All spreadsheets will include your unique EID number, Order number, and Batch number for the assignment of your EID tags.  If you ordered TSU units or matched pairs, the matched ID will be included as a column as well.

4. I opened my spreadsheet and the EID number says 8.40000E+, where is my EID number?


Opening the spreadsheet in Excel will corrupt that CSV format, which results in the EID number showing as a formula. You can select the column that is showing in a formula format (8.40000E+), choose format cell, and change it to a number with 0 decimals.  

5. I have a CattleMax account; how can I import these EID numbers?

Watch a short video on importing EID Tag numbers into CattleMax software.

If you are having trouble please contact our team, we would be glad to help.