The carcass evaluation and ultrasound certification program is an in depth 3 day program. On June 2 & 3, 2021 Dr. Alison Crane will be giving an in-depth, hands opportunity to learn about carcass evaluation in meat goat stock and ultrasound of the loin. There will not be a certification for this clinic. A hand out will be available and the opportunity for those in attendance to have their stock evaluated with Dr. Crane and the use of the ultrasound method.
"Livestock producers have struggled through the years to measure the carcass merit of live animals quantitatively to select for superior genetics. Collecting 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/goat producers."
This is for breeders that want to collect data on their stock to advertise growth rates and production. Each participant may bring up to 5 head of stock. That may be market wethers at slaughter eight, 85-125 pounds, bucks and/or does, that are close to or over one year old, on up. Each participant will receive one pen. Additional pens are $5.00 each. No tack pens will be available. Please purchase additional pens at the time of sign up