Troubleshooting - Duplicate IDs and fixing errors

It is critical that animals can be uniquely identified in the herd. Duplicate IDs should be fixed in the Datamars Livestock web app.

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Written by Rosemary Stone
Updated over a week ago

An animal should always have a unique ID within the herd so that the correct animal can be physically drafted (sorted).

To resolve duplicate IDs, we recommend:

  • removing the old VID tags from both animals, attaching new VID tags and updating both animal records in Datamars Livestock with the new VID details OR

  • editing both animal records in Datamars Livestock by adding a prefix or suffix e.g. 10-red tag or 10-friesian or a year of birth e.g. 10-2023.

To edit an animal record using the web app:

  1. Click on My herd then Animals to view all animal records.

  2. Click on an animal then edit the VID details as described above.

Watch the video to learn:

  • Why it is important for all animals to have unique IDs

  • How to fix up duplicate IDs and other errors using the Datamars Livestock web app.

Having trouble?

  • Phone the Datamars Smart Farming support team:
    AU 1800 248 774
    NZ 0800 248 722
    US +1 (888) 431-0957 (toll free).
    UK +44 20 4571 7717
    IE and EU +353 (21) 242 8844

  • Ask us a question in the blue messaging tool on the bottom right hand side of your screen.

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