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Ready to begin using CattleLog? Here are a few helpful hints to help you get started on the right foot.
  • Set Goals: Start with the cattle you want to collect information on. Think through what you will be doing with these cattle. If they will be sold to someone, you may want to collect information that can help add value when marketing. If you will keep them for some period of time, you may be interested in weight gain, genetics, vaccinations, or basic herd management.
  • Match Your Collection to Your Goals: Write down what information you want to collect to meet your management goals. You will need this list when ordering CattleLog Data Services worksheets or creating protocols in CattleLog Pro. Review this list at least once before it is actually time to work cattle. Most beginners try to collect too much information their first time out. Start slowly, collecting fundamental items (weights, tag numbers, sources) and work your way up from there. On average, our customers collect 8-10 data fields per animal so it is okay to start slowly.
  • Place Your Order: When you're ready to order, call us at 800-858-4330 and we will set up your account at no charge. At this point, we can take your order and make arrangements to send you CattleLog materials or accessories.
  • Follow-Up on Your Goals: Collecting information is just the starting point in your information management process. After all, you can't change what you don't measure. If you collect information, make the time to review these records and identify any adjustments you need to make to your operation. Too many customers ignore the value creation and cost-savings insights that a simple 20-30 minute session in Micro Beef Reports can provide.
  • Ask For Help: Don't be afraid to ask for help. We are here to assist you with this program, so if you need any troubleshooting or just friendly advice, don't hesitate to call us toll-free at 800-858-4330.
Need help getting started? Call CattleLog Customer Service at 800-858-4330. We're happy to answer any questions you may have about CattleLog or animal identification.