Sheep Scanning is used to ascertain whether or not a sheep is pregnant (“wet” vs “dry”, known as WD) and/or how many lambs she is carrying (single vs twin vs triplet, known as TSD or Triplets).
We strongly encourage investing in pregnancy scanning as the scanning data allows you to maximise your flock performance with appropriate feed allocations, monitoring a ram’s performance, and determining early and late lambing ewes.
The optimal time for scanning is regarded as 85-90 days post-ram introduction. For example, ewes with a ram joining date of 1 March should ideally be scanned between 26 May and 1 June. Consideration must be given to when mating actually started, especially when joining is relatively early (January and February) and if teaser rams were used.
If you would like to book your ewes in for scanning this year please complete the form below or contact your local Vet Services Clinic.