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Stockscan Ultrasonic Scanning Technology

Livestock Management Software for Prime Lamb Industry
Australian Stockscan Services Pty Ltd is run by many dedicated sheep breeders who understand the Prime Lamb Industry.

The company has developed equipment and software in conjunction with leading industry professionals that provide practical computerised information, with reports and solutions that enhance on farm livestock practices.

Stockscan aim to provide breeders with measurements that are directly beneficial to the Prime Lamb Industry.

Services include:

  • Stud Ram and Ewe eye muscle area scanning
  • Flock Ram EMA Scanning
  • Data Processing
  • Reporting

Stockscan Ultrasonic Scanning Technology
Stockscan’s technology is able to assist farmers by accurately identifying flock performance animals in various ways.

Identification through scanning on-farm for conformation of superior flock ewes and better performing flock rams, farmers will benefit from the following:

  • Increase returns on terminal lambs and replacement ewe’s lambs
  • Correctly identify replacement ewes based on known conformation data
  • Obtain economic gains through higher meat productivity per hectare of pasture
  • Selectively combine known productive traits of both ram and ewe, by measuring their progeny through scanning
  • Client feedback has indicated that Stockscan is user friendly, cost efficient and gives accurate informative results
  • The data obtained is being very well received by the end users of both Stud and Commercial Prime Lamb Producers of Australia

Australian StockScan Services have a growing client base with breeders seeing the importance of measuring Eye Muscle:

  • Depth
  • Width
  • Fat
  • Being able to give Total Eye Muscle Area Measurement

General Information on Ultrasonic Scanning Measurements
Scanning Measurements is an ultrasonic rib muscle scanning in live sheep. Scanning for performance traits in animals has become a significant on-farm measuring tool for over 10 years within the stud industry.

Scanners assess sheep at around 8 to 12 months of age for:

  • Weight
  • Eye Muscle Width (A)
  • Eye Muscle Depth (B)
  • Fat Measurement (C)

This allows for calculation of the Eye Muscle Area (EMA).  Eye Muscle Area (EMA) to weight (LW) ratio is also calculated.

For more information on this ultrasonic scanning technology, contact Australian Stockscan Services Pty Ltd. To view pricing and to book your next stockscan, please view the attached booking form.

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