The Centralized Ultrasound Processing Lab   |  The Gold Standard

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The Cup Lab®, LLC is the original ugc approved centralized ultrasound processing lab.

  Originating from the CUP Lab at Iowa State University we currently provide carcass ultrasound interpretation for progressive beef producers in the United States, Canada, and South America. Rooted in research, we have become the "Gold Standard" for interpretation of carcass traits using ultrasound.

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The CUP Lab®, LLC is the largest third-party unbiased interpreter of carcass ultrasound images in the world. Always ensuring customers superior service and the most reliable and accurate ultrasound information available. We have spent years working to improve all aspects of the technology and have become the standard in carcass data collection on live beef cattle. UGC certified field technicians capture images and barnsheet information chute side; using The CUP Lab® UICS software which is then transmitted to the lab via the internet or postal mail. Once we receive the payload of images and barnsheet information, our highly experienced UGC certified lab technicians interpret the ultrasound images. The interpretation data is cross checked before it is combined with the barnsheet information and ultimately reported to our customer. The entire process is accomplished using our exclusive state of the art database program and interpretation software. What used to take weeks, now takes hours! Unmatched accuracy, superior service every time! 

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CUP Lab will closed December 23rd -26th and Monday, January 2nd.  Happy Holidays!

Holly Schuler, Director of Operations for CUP Lab and Kelli Retallick, Director, Genetic Service for Angus Genetics, Inc teamed up to create a FAQ document to assist technicians and educate breeders about how ultrasound and genomic data work together.



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