WRS Livestock Scanning Services

Scanning Sheep to Measure Eye Muscle Area and Fat Depth

Using ultrasound scanning technology to test for Eye Muscle Area (EMA) and fat depth in sheep has been proven to be a reliable indicator of how much meat will be yielded in a sheep's carcass, which of course affects the price paid by the works.

All recorded sheep should have their live body weight recorded at 200 days. Muscle scanning is therefore usually undertaken somewhere between mid February and the end of April.

What We Bring

We bring all of the equipment required to do the scanning:

  • A special scanning crate, and Prattley panels that we can connect to the end of your race in covered yards, or set up in your woolshed.
  • A weighing and data recording system.
  • An invertor generator to provide our own power, so we can set up our equipment anywhere on your property (you may wish us to scan different mobs in different locations).

What You Need to Provide

You will need to provide enough staff to bring in the sheep to be scanned and keep them flowing through the race.

In our experience 2 staff is generally enough.

Booking a Scan

If you would like to receive a free quote before booking a scan, you can get a free quote here.

If are ready to go ahead with your booking you can book a scan here. Before your booking is finalised we will always contact you to establish the date that works best for both of us and confirm the cost.

 

Scanning Sheep to Measure Eye Muscle Area and Fat Depth

 

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MUSCLE SCANNING

Scanning Sheep to Determine Eye Muscle Area and Fat Depth.
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