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crobertson

  • Joined Sep 2015
Sheep scanning fee?
« on: November 28, 2019, 08:46:20 pm »
Hi folks

I'd like to get our ewes scanned this time as we haven't previously and think we can manage them better knowing what they are carrying.

I've been quoted £80 for someone to come and scan 10 ewes but have no idea if this sounds about right?

Thanks in advance!
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landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 09:14:45 pm »
Yes I would say that's pretty good. Takes as long to set up to scan 10 as it does for 100, and obviously you don't have the economies of scale.
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tommytink

  • Joined Aug 2018
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 09:16:10 pm »
I’ve heard a pound a sheep but like shearing there may be a set up fee? That was from someone with 100 plus sheep though. We’re prob getting ours done at the same time as them which keeps cost down. I don’t know if smaller numbers equal higher cost??

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 09:17:40 pm »
I've been quoted £80 for someone to come and scan 10 ewes but have no idea if this sounds about right?


Yes, IME that's about right for small numbers.
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crobertson

  • Joined Sep 2015
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 09:51:47 pm »
Brill, thank you all ! :)

Hopefully it'll help as previously as after a few years of tweeking we still had slightly large single lambs and slightly small twins when trying to feed without knowing. I think our singles will be fine on just good meadow hay and crystalyx.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 10:27:34 pm »
Sounds about right. I’ve been quoted £70 minimum charge

Twotwo

  • Joined Aug 2015
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 05:32:46 pm »
That’s what I pay .... £80 for 100 ewes and under. I have 14 but think it’s worth it re knowing what to feed.

sheeponthebrain

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Turriff
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2019, 08:39:03 pm »
can you not latch on with a neighbour when they do theirs?

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2019, 08:59:43 pm »
Biosecurity will be compromised if you take your sheep onto a different holding... it may be worthwhile to pay the 80 pounds.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2019, 09:31:56 pm »
Biosecurity will be compromised if you take your sheep onto a different holding... it may be worthwhile to pay the 80 pounds.

The sheep scanners I’ve seen don’t clean their equipment between flocks...
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2019, 10:41:57 pm »
Biosecurity will be compromised if you take your sheep onto a different holding... it may be worthwhile to pay the 80 pounds.

The sheep scanners I’ve seen don’t clean their equipment between flocks...


The scanners I have met definitely have.


As a note technically taking sheep to another holding for scanning shearing etc and then bringing them home is very naughty, as once they arrive at the neighbours the 6 day standstill is in place

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 08:15:58 am »
The only equipment my scanner brought was his monitor, battery and scanning head.  I provided the catching and holding facilities and he charged me £35 for 10 ewes.  I was on his route between home and another job.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Sheep scanning fee?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 09:42:52 am »
Biosecurity will be compromised if you take your sheep onto a different holding... it may be worthwhile to pay the 80 pounds.

The sheep scanners I’ve seen don’t clean their equipment between flocks...

Or 13 days if you are in Scotland.

The scanners I have met definitely have.


As a note technically taking sheep to another holding for scanning shearing etc and then bringing them home is very naughty, as once they arrive at the neighbours the 6 day standstill is in place

 

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