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Friday, May 21, 2010

Would ewe believe it...?:"Sheep sent for CT scans to produce better meat"

We've long had meat in a can, but now farmers are bringing us meat that has had a scan.
A CT scanner is being used on sheep in a quest to breed the leanest lambs.
The machine, originally designed to detect human tumors, uses a series of X-rays to create a detailed image of the animals' bodies - letting farmers analyse their flock and pick the best rams and ewes for breeding.Sheep are mildly sedated by a vet and then strapped to a conveyor, with head cushion for comfort, before passing slowly through the scanner.The scans mean producers can breed and sell healthier sheep that produce the leanest meat. It is hoped the technique will help revitalise the £822m-a-year lamb industry, which has seen sales fall in recent years....
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