Scanning Contractors

Pregnancy scanning is a great management tool to improve profits for meat and wool enterprises, particularly those running higher stocking rates and when paddock feed is in short supply.


NSW Scanning Contractors

First name Surname Town State Email Phone Mobile
Paddy Alchin Temora NSW   02 6977 1198 0427 771 198
Boyd Aveyard Trundle NSW   02 6892 1087 0428 921 087
Roger Carmody Deniliquin NSW rgoffice@bigpond.com 03 5881 5515

0428 505 199 or

0438 323 913

Craig Chad Dubbo NSW double_c@bigpond.com 02 6886 5256  
Lachlan Charlton Baldry NSW lachlanacharlton@gmail.com   0432 547 568
Cameron Clark Hay NSW camlynn@dragnet.com.au 02 6993 1988 0427 931 988
Max Coburn       03 5873 4984 0428 661 548
John Connell Lismore VIC   03 5596 2200 0408 523 835
Ian Crawford Walcha NSW   02 6777 6450  
Jock Dunn Hay NSW   02 6993 2046 0427 112 470
Scott & Jackie Eppelstun Grenfell NSW   02 6343 1948 0429 073 998
Darren Evans          
Gary Finn Hay NSW   02 6993 3049 0428 933 048
Doug Fowler Glen Innes NSW   02 6732 1603 0428 500 567
Mick Golby Cooma NSW   02 6452 7119 0427 367 511
Bill Harris Uralla NSW laserwool@northnet.com.au 02 6778 4593 0427 008 690
Nathan  Harris Baradine NSW bligh45@bigpond.com   0427 312 955
Stuart Keith Taralga NSW   02 4843 8123 0408 480 834
David & Charles Kingston The Rock NSW   02 6920 3369 0427 203 368
James Koster Gurley  NSW   02 6754 6873 0427 546 873
Ed Langron Warren NSW   02 6847 3001 0428 473 001
Sue Leahey Thuddungra NSW   02 6383 3554  
Justin May Orange NSW justinmayscanning@gmail.com  02 6362 0445 0499 866 522
Jason McGrath Bowning NSW   02 6227 6363 0421 359 148
Ron Merriman Boorowa NSW   02 6385 3877  
Darren & Sharleen Millstead Coonamble NSW   02 6822 8383 0427 228 382
Jim Milne Euchareena   NSW   02 6364 1046  
George Muckenschnabel Glen Innes NSW   02 6732 1630  
Andrew Naylor Canowindra NSW   02 6344 7118 0427 920 402
Colin Norton Albury NSW     0412 931 529
Trevor & Rebecca Pearce Young NSW   02 6383 3847 0428 933 061
Ray Polack Dubbo NSW   02 6887 7226 0427 877 226
James Preston Temora NSW jwvpreston@gmail.com   0401 743 236
Jon Prins Yass NSW     0427 517 711
Brendan Roberson Lavington  NSW     0427 400 885
Col & Julie Roberson Mangoplah NSW      
John Ryan Yerong Creek NSW   02 6920 7610 0428 692 062
Josh Schirmer Lockhart NSW   02 6929 5262 0428 295 262
Andrew Scott Coolac NSW     0419 208 272
Andrew Sherman Goolma NSW   02 6374 5143 0428 745 143
George Sims Wagga Wagga NSW george.sims@live.com.au   0408 494 834
Tim Spora Armatree NSW   02 6848 5073 0429 485 073
Charles Street Walcha NSW   02 6778 7348 0402 445 812
Tim Vanlieshout Deniliquin NSW rgoffice@bigpond.com  03 5881 5515 0427 816 469 or 0438 323 913
Paul Willersdorf Coolac NSW paul@noblemanagement.com.au  1800 202 599 0428 268 402
Tim  Cole Nyngan NSW info@wrvg.com.au 02 6847 4795

 

             

QLD Scanning Contractors

First name Surname Town State Email Phone Mobile
Damien Pollett Tweed Heads QLD dmpollett@bigpond.com   0447 049 057
Mike Rival Goondiwindi QLD mikerival@bigpond.com 07 4671 2203  
Ben Banks Blackall QLD

rivington.banks@bigpond.com

07 4657 5959 0429 799 807
Bruce Toms Stanthorpe QLD flockscan@gmail.com 07 4685 6075 0418 518 508
Peter Lynch Toowoomba QLD peterlynch@shwds.com.au   0428716455
Tim Cole Warren & Nyngan NSW, & Cloncurry QLD info@wrvg.com.au 02 6847 4795  
Brett & Matt Crowley Brewarrina NSW crowleys@moosnewes.com.au 02 6839 2383 0427 392 383 (Brett) 0457 155 333 (Matt)
Nathan Harris Baradine NSW bligh45@bigpond.com   0428 716 455
James Preston Bendigo VIC jwpreston@gmail.com   0401 743 236

SA Scanning Contractors

First name Surname Town State Email Phone Mobile
Stuart Bowd Mt Gambier SA sjbowd@bigpond.net.au 03 5584 7297 0438 849 879
Paul Cousins Burra SA cousinsms@bigpond.com   0407 607 899
Annabel Cox Clare SA avenuridge@hotmail.com 08 8843 4371 0412 265 057
Lucy Crabb Kingscote SA ljcrabb@bigpond.com 08 8559 4225 0427 608 013
Roly & Penny Day Bordertown SA rolypen@bigpond.net.au   0427 582 085
Simon Ellis     simon@ellisfarm.com.au    
Greg Fitzgerald Binnum SA gregfitz@westnet.com.au   0427 944 625
Peter Jacka Wanbi SA psjacka@activ8.net.au 08 8587 4117  
Mick & Sondra Kessell Streaky Bay SA mskessell@activ8.net.au   0417 811 410
Nick Lawrence Bordertown SA pinnaclesuffolks@bigpond.com    
Derek Schulz Wild Horse Plains SA twshulz@bigpond.com   0458 533 821
Ian McConnell Naracoorte SA mcshear@bigpond.net.au 08 8762 2490 0427 622 490
Gail Meaney Keith SA rocktana@bigpond.net.au 08 8755 1164  
Jeff Southall Kingston SA southallj@adam.com.au 08 8767 2791 0427 660 106
Colin Trengrove     trengrove@bigpond.com    
Jim McCure Coojar VIC mccurej@bigpond.com 03 5579 7202 0429 185 759
             

VIC Scanning Contractors

First name Surname Town State Email Phone Mobile
Charles Blackwell East Willaura VIC   03 5354 1509 0418 336 792
Jay Bray Linton VIC embryoscan@vic.chariot.net.au 03 5344 7492 0428 518 185
Alistair Calder Ballarat VIC calderalistair@hotmail.com    0400 072 703
Ashley Caldow Edenhope VIC   03 5585 1283  
Damian Cameron Hamilton VIC   03 5572 1674 0439 765 364
Roger Carmody Echuca VIC rgoffice@bigpond.com 03 5881 5515

0428 505 199 or

0438 323 913

Shaun Cattanach Flora Hill VIC   03 5444 3949 0429 852 160
Jack Challis Benjeroop VIC   03 5457 5272 0427 570 309
John Connell Bradvale VIC   03 5340 3525 0408 523 835
Lucy Crabb Shelford VIC ljcrabb@bigpond.com   0427 608 013
Darren Evans Derrinallum VIC   03 5597 9249 0429 979 249
Jason Gordon Nhill VIC   03 5392 9224  
Chris Graham Nunawading VIC   03 9894 8980  
Rod Hammond Murtoa VIC   03 5385 2618 0429 797 275
Peta Hibberd Mildura VIC peta.dean.zebb@bigpond.com 03 5024 1248 0439 362 993
Sara Higgins East Willaura VIC   03 5354 1509 0439 774 448
Matthew Ipsen Maryborough VIC   03 5461 2016 0417 516 640
Mark Jenkinson Carapook VIC     0428 386 924
Andrew Komen Baddaginnie VIC   03 5763 3298 0418 560 097
Jo  Kuch East Gippsland VIC     0427 498 396
Jim McCure Coojar VIC   03 5579 7202 0429 185 759
Tom Mason Nth Ballarat VIC tommason.6@hotmail.com   0419 664 996
Adam Munro Konongwootong VIC   03 5575 2108 0428 268 686
Sam Plush Wootong VIC   03 5575 2051 0427 752 058
James Preston Bendigo VIC jwvpreston@gmail.com   0401 743 236
Brian Sharrock Hamilton VIC   03 5571 1388 0427 319 932
Carmen Smith Echuca VIC rgoffice@bigpond.com 03 5482 3202 0427 849 918
Joseph Sutherland Dunkeld VIC suthjj@gmail.com   0407 108 679
Tim Vanlieshout Echuca VIC rgoffice@bigpond.com 03 5881 5515

0427 816 469 or

0438 323 913

Simon Walsh Trentham VIC     0428 241 626
             

WA Scanning Contractors

First name Surname Town State Email Phone Mobile
Charlie Russell Broomehill WA russss@bigpond.com 08 9824 1748 0407 836 788
David Swan Esperance WA david@swanvet.com 08 9071 5777 0427 715 787
Tim Stevenson Jingalup WA     0427 008 096
             

Practical Wisdom Notes / Fact Sheets

PW5.1 Impact of Education and Training

In this series:

  1. Postgraduate training—careers and contribution to industry
  2. Delivering innovation to industry: training and skills development
  3. From postgrad to...
  4. Setting up a consulting business

News Releases

Faster sheep DNA testing with new Australian GeneSeek lab
Sheep breeders using DNA testing to improve their genetic selections can look forward to faster turnaround times for test results thanks to Neogen Corporation’s decision to establish a genomic testing laboratory within Australia. GeneSeek Australasia, a wholly owned subsidiary of United States-based parent company Neogen, has acquired the assets of the Animal Genetics Laboratory (AGL), based at the Gatton campus of the... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/faster-sheep-dna-testing-with-new-australian-geneseek-lab-04-09-2017.php
Dramatic increase in early season searches on RamSelect
Inquiry for rams through RamSelect has never been stronger with a dramatic increase in the number of buyers searching the site so far this season compared to last year. More than 1129 ram searches were conducted on RamSelect during July, compared to just 154 at the same time last year. Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/dramatic-increase-in-early-season-searches-on-ramselect-22-08-2017.php
DNA testing to drive new era of ewe competitions
The traditional ewe competition is set to enter the innovation era with the inclusion of DNA Flock Profile tests as part of next year’s Doug Bicket Memorial Ewe trial in Parkes, NSW. The Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) will provide DNA profiling for all flocks entering the 2018 competition, currently valued at $800 plus GST per flock, as a means of supporting improved genetic selection... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/dna-testing-to-drive-new-era-of-ewe-competitions-18-07-2017.php
The predictive power of ASKBILL immortalised in song
An off-the-cuff comment and a spur of the moment decision to “have a go” have resulted in the sheep industry’s new predictive app, ASKBILL, being brought to life in song by Uralla musician Rhonda Brooks. Performed in a bush ballad style by Coffs Harbour musician Mal Winckle, the track is proving a popular addition to the ASKBILL website, helping to capture producers’ imagination as to the possibilities on offer... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/the-predictive-power-of-askbill-immortalised-in-song-10-07-2017.php
RamSelect moves towards commercial business model
The popular RamSelect app will move to a commercial funding model ahead of this season’s ram sales, as a first step towards ensuring the genetic selection tool’s financial viability and availability to producers in the long-term. RamSelect Plus is an easy to use web-based application, www.ramselect.com.au, which allows ram buyers to find and rank rams based on Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) that match their own... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/ramselect-moves-towards-commercial-business-model-03-07-2017.php
Faster, more accurate DNA Parentage and Poll test to be released in July
Sheep breeders will have access to a faster, more accurate DNA test for parentage and poll/horn status from July, which also includes new features to detect a range of genetic defects. First launched in 2012 by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), the DNA Parentage and Poll test has proven very popular with sheep breeders seeking to improve their genetic selections through more precise... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/faster-more-accurate-dna-parentage-and-poll-test-to-be-released-in-july-26-06-2017.php
‘Eye opening’ DNA Flock Profile delivers new breeding insights at Beechworth
DNA testing to obtain a genetic flock profile has changed the way Victorian Merino breeder Stuart Warner not only looks at his flock, but how he will approach his genetic selection decisions in the future. As a registered deliverer of Bred Well Fed Well and RamSelect workshops, Mr Warner has a close understanding of the power of Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) as an objective genetic selection tool. Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/eye-opening-dna-flock-profile-delivers-new-breeding-insights-at-beechworth-05-06-2017.php
The power of prediction now in sheep producers’ hands – just ASKBILL
A new app launched today will give sheep producers the power to see their stock’s future, all from the palm of their hand. The app, available at www.askbill.com.au, was made live to the public today, marking the start of a limited offering of the ASKBILL platform as part of a pre-release user feedback program – a vital step in putting the finishing touches to the product prior to ASKBILL’s full commercial release later... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/the-power-of-prediction-now-in-sheep-producers-hands-just-askbill-22-05-2017.php
To see your livestock’s future, just ASKBILL – new app live from Monday
Sheep producers and farm advisers are set to be wowed by the predictive power of the Sheep CRC’s latest flock-management app, ASKBILL, which will be released to industry on Monday. The web-based app, www.askbill.com.au, has been designed to draw on information generated by biophysical models that use daily downloads of climate data and forecasts to provide estimates for individual farms of the risk of flystrike and... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/to-see-your-livestocks-future-just-askbill-new-app-live-from-monday-16-05-2017.php
DNA Parentage raises the bar for ASBV accuracies
DNA Parentage testing of progeny from multiple sire mating groups significantly improves the accuracy of breeding values associated with their bloodlines, a new trial has found. A genomic validation trial conducted in conjunction with Australian Wool Innovation, Sally Martin Consulting, Moses & Son, and Bluechip Livestock, used Sheep CRC DNA tests to identify parentage of the progeny of 300 ewes that had been joined in a... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/dna-parentage-raises-the-bar-for-asbv-accuracies-27-03-2017.php
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