Paraboss - worms, flies and lice update July 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Farmers have reverted to talking about rainfall in points so that it can be more easily quantified, and it also sounds better! That said there has been a green tinge across most of the State since the start of this month. In contrast, the season in the south east and Adelaide hills has been good to exceptional.

Monitoring over the past two months reflects rainfall with relatively low counts in the upper half of the State and generally moderate to high counts in the south east. The long dry autumn/early winter has limited worm larvae pickup and worm egg counts have been mostly low in dry and lactating ewes. Whereas producers in the south east are well advised to monitor stock to ascertain the need for a drench both pre-weaning and before summer.

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