Carcass Ultrasound

Importance in production with Dr. Alison Crane of Kansas State University.

Sign up today, class is limited to the first 30 to sign up. You may bring your stock to be evaluated and scanned. Please enter your information into the form and then you will be directed to the payment portal.

Livestock producers have struggled through the years to measure the car-cass merit of live animals quantitatively to select for superior genetics. Col-lecting loin-eye and fat-depth measurements via ultrasonic technologies is a very accurate tool to predict carcass merit; however, it has not become widely accepted in the American sheep industry.

“Livestock producers have struggled through the years to measure the car-cass merit of live animals quantitatively to select for superior genetics. Col-lecting loin-eye and fat-depth measurements via ultrasonic technologies is a very accurate tool to predict carcass merit; however, it has not become widely accepted in the American sheep industry. Consequently, not enough trained technicians are available to collect this information for seed stock sheep producers.”

The sheep/goat certification school is usually 3 days. Dr. Crane will provide a very in-depth learning opportunity in the two day format, without a certification. Each participant will learn about carcass evaluation and scanning. Enter by filling out the form. After submitting, you will be taken to the payment portal.

Each participant must sign up online. Deadline May 15, 2021 or when class fills. Limited to 30 participants.

Each participant may bring up to 5 head of stock. Any combination of market weight wethers (85-125 lbs), production bucks and/or does. Bucks and does must be one year old or older.

One pen is provided with each entry. Additional pens are $5.00 per pen. Please pay for pens at the time you sign up. No tack pens.

Stock will have to have the loin area shaved to be ultrasound and properly evaluated for the class.

Dr. Alison Crane, BIO

A brief listing of Alison’s Extension and Research interests involve:

1. Mentor and train graduate students with a sheep and meat goat interest.
2. Conduct applied sheep and meat goat nutrition, reproduction, and management research.
3. Provide information and education to sheep and meat goat producers for increased efficiency and streamlined production.
4. Coordinate youth and college sheep and meat goat activities to increase industry knowledge and awareness of career opportunities in sheep and meat goat production.

Kansas State University

June 2-3, 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00pm each day, lunch noon-1:00pm

Stock may arrive June 1, after 3:00 pm.

Gourmet food truck on premises all week.

Please email with any questions: midwestbucksale@gmail.com

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