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Click here to read the latest leaflet from SRUC detailing the CT scanning services they offer both in Edinburgh and with their new mobile scanning unit.

The CT scanning dates at specific locations are listed in the table below. Please note that the mobile scanner has been provisionally booked for these dates but, as usual, we need to have a minimum of 100 lambs over 2 days for each scanning session with the mobile scanner. Numbers at Edinburgh are more flexible.

Please contact SRUC if you have other requirements for location and date – if their is suitable demand, new dates and sites can be considered

CT Scanning Dates 2019

Scan Date Scan Site Booking Deadline
1st – 2nd May Stoneleigh / Tiverton 1st April
6th – 7th May Edinburgh
28th – 29th May Thainstone 26th April
3rd June Edinburgh
5th June North Sheep
25th June Dunganon Market 27th May
26th – 27th June Loughgall NI AFBI lambs
2nd, 3rd, 4th July Stoneleigh 3rd June
8th – 9th July Edinburgh
12th August Edinburgh
20th August Aberystwyth 22nd July
21st – 22nd August Aberystwyth Innovis lambs
9th September Edinburgh
16th September Edinburgh
24th – 25th September Tiverton 26th August

Please note, any eligible breed can be scanned on any of the dates above providing SRUC is notified in advance. Contact Kirsty to enquire, email: [email protected]

CT Scan Charges

CT scan charges are normally subsidised by the relevant bodies. Unsubsidised charges are as follows:

  • Edinburgh – £70/lamb
  • Mobile Site – £97/lamb

The subsidy will apply to male lambs only and will be for a minimum of 5 lambs per flock, with a selection of sires represented.

Please note their have been changes to CT subsidy for 2019.


£55/lamb to a strict maximum of 8 lambs/flock. Subsidy will be limited to breeds included in The National Terminal Sire Evaluation.


50% of per lamb cost to a maximum of 15 lambs/flock or 10 lambs per flock where a breeder is scanning multiple flocks.


Awaiting confirmation but expected to be the same as QMS.


Are your lambs eligible for CT scanning and the relevant subsidy?

  • A minimum of 5 lambs from each flock is required to allow evaluations to be as accurate as possible.
  • Only male lambs are eligible for subsidy but we are happy to scan both males and females
  • Lambs must be starved for a minimum of 4 hours before scanning
  • Ideally lambs should be back-fat scanned before they come for CT
  • Lambs should be around 17 – 24 weeks of age at CT scanning. Younger lambs must be well grown (around 40kg)
  • Mobile sites have been booked for a minimum of 2 days at each session. We must have 50 lambs per day, booked in for scanning, to enable a session to go ahead
  • Lambs withdrawn 10 days before the scan date will be charged at the full unsubsidised rate

To book your place, or to enquire about CT scanning your lambs, contact Kirsty

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0131-535-3251