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Search the current list of UGC Certified Field Technicians to find contact information for scanners in your area. Many technicians are certainly willing to travel, but their schedules can fill up quickly prior to the busy season from January-April. Get on their calendars early!
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Wanting to become a UGC-Certified Field Technician?

The carcass ultrasound industry is constantly looking for new technicians to scan cattle, particularly in areas of the country where seedstock producers struggle to locate someone close to their ranch. However, it is strongly recommended that anyone wishing to become a UGC-Certified Field Technician participate in a structured training program prior to taking the in-person exam. UGC Field Certification is usually only offered once or twice a year due to expenses surrounding carcass data collection and image interpretation.
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This organization shall be known as the Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC).

Article 1. Mission
To develop and maintain a national governance structure and protocol for 1) annual proficiency testing and certification for field technicians involved in ultrasound scanning of beef cattle for composition traits, 2) annual proficiency testing and certification for lab technicians involved in interpreting images and 3) validation of interpretation software and hardware systems for use in national cattle evaluation programs.

Article 2. Purpose
This group is responsible for developing, maintaining and governing proficiency testing protocols and standards for beef cattle ultrasound field technician certification, lab technician certification and systems review. [READ COMPLETE BY LAWS]


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