Accredited Technicians

The following technicians are accredited to collect ultrasound scanning and structural soundness information on cattle for submission to BREEDPLAN.

Ultrasound Scanning Technicians

 Australia and New Zealand
 North America - Also see Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC)
 South America
 United Kingdom
 South Africa

Structural Scoring Technicians

 Australia and New Zealand

Ultrasound Scanning Proficiency

Genetic analysis of the ultrasound scan data in BREEDPLAN relies on the proficiency of the scanning technician to  get consistent and repeatable results that reflect the carcase trait. Technicians are therefore required to undertake and pass proficiency tests on a regular basis in order to have their data analysed in a BREEDPLAN analysis. 


Structural Scoring Proficiency

A proficiency test for scoring structural traits has been conducted.  There is no test scheduled at present.
People wishing to do structural scoring should view the BREEDPLAN tip sheet Understanding Trial Structural Soundness EBVs  or talk to an existing technician.

For general information on ultrasound scanning or structural scoring, please contact Jack Allen on 02 6773 3023 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it