AgriWebb allows you to import CSV files of the individual animals on your farm. The best way to import these animals is to export a separate CSV for each breed to make it easier when importing. Each CSV can only contain either Sheep or Cattle.

If you don’t have an exported CSV you can download the AgriWebb animal import template file to get started. Fill in the template on Excel with your animals and then export the document as a CSV file to import into AgriWebb.

Customers located in the United States can begin adding animals via a CSV file by downloading the AgriWebb US animal import template.

Understanding the CSV Template

Mandatory Columns (Green highlight within Template): Fields such as Breed, Sex, Date of Birth and Weaned are mandatory fields required when importing new individuals.

Recommended Fields (Yellow highlight within Template): Fields such as Electronic ID, Visual ID, Location, Has Offspring, Fertility, Weight, Date Last Weighed and Management Group are all recommended fields to include when importing new individuals.

  • Has Offspring Field: Select Yes in this field to ensure Female individuals that have previous has calves are not added in as Heifers

  • Fertility: This field is specifically important when inputting Steers into the system. To ensure the Age Class of these individuals is not added as Bulls, select Neutered within the Fertility column.

Feel free to follow along with the steps in the article or the video below. For more videos like this, navigate to the AgriWebb Academy from mobile or web app.

Upload your CSV

On the Web App, select the Livestock section from the navigation panel on the left

On the Individuals tab at the top of the page, select Add Animal in the top right, and then Import.

Choose sheep or cattle.

On the Import CSV page, choose Start in the bottom left corner.

Select Upload from computer or drag and drop the csv file into the box.

Map the Columns to Import

We will attempt to identify all the columns in your CSV document and match them with AgriWebb animal properties. Incase there are columns we don’t recognise, you can review the mapping and make changes.

The required fields for importing are Breed, Birthdate, Sex and the weaning status. Note: These fields determine the Age Class of the animals. For further information on how this is calculated see Livestock Age Classes.

For each animal property you wish to import that has not been automatically mapped, you can choose one of the following input methods.

Additional fields can also be imported such as VID, EID, Date on Farm, Fertility Status, Has Offspring, Tag Colour, Tattoo, Brand, Weight, Last Weighed Date, Dam and Sire EID's and VID's.

Note: EID field only accepts a 15 digit number, suggesting the RFID number of the RFID tag.

An electronic Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) has both an NLISID and an RFID number.

An NLIS number is printed on the outside of ear tag, can only be read visually by looking at the number. If you wish to also record this number we suggest placing in the Name column.

An RFID number is assigned to the electronic RFID chip inside a device, can only be read electronically when scanned by a tag reader.

Visual ID field is suggested to be used for the coloured ear management tag. This is easily read and animal identified in the paddock to then search within AgriWebb.

Fix Errors

If we are unable to identify any values in your CSV you will be able to provide a valid value. This could be due to missing or invalid data in your CSV. In the below example Breed and Last Weighed Date were empty.

Preview and Complete

You will be shown a small preview of your data to be imported. If all the columns look correct you can select Import to create your animals. You will be returned to the animal list to view them.

Review conflicts with existing animals

You will not be able to import any animals in your CSV that have an EID or VID that matches an animal already in AgriWebb. You will be able to review these animals before proceeding with the Import. If the conflict is a mistake you can update your CSV and import it again.

Resolve conflicts within your CSV

As you cannot have duplicate EIDs / VIDs in AgriWebb, we will identify any conflicts in your CSV and you can choose which animals you want to import. If you identify any of the conflicts as errors in your data, you should update your CSV and upload it again.

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