Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: Scanning  (Read 2297 times)

Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
« on: December 27, 2012, 02:17:05 pm »
I'm not exactly sure when to get my ewes scanned? Someone said 70days, is that right? What is the cut off period?

Help please :)


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Scanning
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 02:31:04 pm »
My scanner says 70-80 days.


  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Pen Llyn
    • Viable Self
Re: Scanning
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 06:07:21 pm »
They all have different preferred dates - ours says 90 days from the date the ram went in. Best thing is to contact your local chap and ask him.
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  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Scanning
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 06:18:11 pm »
I prefer about 90. But any time between 80 and 100 is fine. 70 to 80 and 100 to 110 days is possible but harder and the later or early lambing ewes can be less accurate.

Twins show up at 45-50days so two cycles forward from there gives you 80/85 days. Pregnant or not pregnant shows up about 35 days. Some ewes show earlier and some ewes show later. Just scanned ours an 200% result well chuffed


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