Use early aged scans to get accurate calving dates and make informed decisions for your herd.
It's beef scanning time again and worth considering age scanning your herd. Knowing accurate calving dates enables you to make informed decisions around wintering and grazing management.
When to scan
To get the most accurate aged scan results, it is best to scan your cows at 50-80 days pregnant. This may mean you need to do two aged scans.
If this is not possible, then we can come and do a simple yes/no pregnancy scan 45 days or more after the bull has been removed.
Other benefits of scanning beefies
Detection of twins
Detection of abortions/fertility concerns
Analysis of bull performance
More information for culling decisions
Ability to sell in-calf cattle
More control over the feed budget
Lets not forget the top quality conversation we can bring to the call!
Tag on some extra yard jobs
Scanning is also a great opportunity to tag on some extra animal health jobs while the cows are in the yards, such as:
Body condition scoring
Blood testing for BVD and/or trace elements
Trace element supplementation
Dehorning those niggly few horned animals.
We can do our best to work around TB testing, drenching, and vaccinating too - just let us know when booking us in.