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PLEASING RESULT: Glen Wilkinson, Snowtown, said a mild summer and lack of feed degradation were contributing factors in achieving a good scanning percentage.

PLEASING RESULT: Glen Wilkinson, Snowtown, said a mild summer and lack of feed degradation were contributing factors in achieving a good scanning percentage.

The number of SA sheep producers carrying out pregnancy scanning on their ewes has been on the increase in the past few years, and good ewe conception rates this year are giving people plenty to smile about.

Cousins Merino Services director Michelle Cousins said good seasonal conditions and an ever-increasing focus on ewe nutrition had meant many ewes were in good condition leading into and during the summer joining period.

Ms Cousins’ Burra-based business provides services such as pregnancy scanning to farmers right across the state, and she said good scanning percentages were being…



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