The Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC). It is a USDA run certification for live carcass evaluation in cattle for reproductive quality as well as a non-invasive tool in grading cattle.
Who Would be Interested in UGC Evaluations?
- Beef cattle breeders who are interested in verifying the quality of their herd
- Show cattle owners
- Breed associations
Who Performs UGC Evaluations in the Texas Panhandle and Surrounding Areas?
There are 120 certified technicians in the United States. Dr. Tommy Perkins of West Texas A&M University has been the primary technician throughout Texas and the states surrounding the Texas Panhandle for over 20 years. In January of 2021, he will be focusing on his academic career, and evaluations will be performed by Tory Welt of PARS. Here is a map of the other providers near the Texas Panhandle:
(List or map if possible: Fletcher, OK 232 miles; Medicine Lodge, KS 289 miles; Clyde, TX 301 miles; Limon, CO 332 miles; there are no providers in NM)
What is the Cost of a UGC Evaluation?
This is dependent upon the distance from Amarillo and a standard cost dependent upon the location of the cattle please call Tory at (833) Breed4U to discuss your specific situation.