The Breech Strike Prevention Update is held every two years by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and as the name suggests updates industry and others on the progress in breech strike prevention. The audience included representatives from the sheep industry, Australia wide, the RSPCA as well as a number of animal welfare/rights groups. A representative made … Read more
Brucellosis in rams is currently the subject of much discussion and is being blamed for low lamb marking percentages. For some sheep producers, this may be the case. For most, brucellosis will not be solely responsible for the low percentages. Why? The reasons lie in the nature of the disease and the fact that brucellosis … Read more
Queensland sheep producers understand the importance of: regular Worm Egg Counting (WEC) and monitoring, identifying what specific worms are present, and knowing which drenches are working on your property with regular Drench Resistance testing. With the closure of the Queensland Government Wormbuster Laboratory, there have been many people querying who else provides these services … Read more
A simple ram health checklist The five ‘Ts’ – Teeth, Toes, Tossle, Torso and Testicles The importance of good ram management is often underestimated. Look after your rams and their ram paddock to keep them healthy and in good condition all year round! However, the last 7-8 weeks prior to joining is the most important … Read more
Leading Sheep have been informed that some sheep drench retailers have been recommending drenching sheep every 6 weeks. This is labour intensive, wasteful, expensive, guaranteed to select for increased levels of drench resistance in the worm population resident on your property and if drenches are used for which the worm population is currently resistant, your … Read more
Hear from Maxine Lyndal-Murphy from the DAFF Wormbuster Laboratory talking about choosing the right drench, when to drench and how to prolong the useful life of your drench. You will also hear from three producers about their practical experiences in managing for worms – Phil Bell “Miltonise” St George, Mark Murphy “Karbullah” Goondiwindi and Noel … Read more
Hear from Justin Bailey, Technical Services Manager with Novartis Animal Health about the sheep drench Zolvix. This webinar was recorded on the 7th October 2010.
Hear about how to best manage worms in the pastoral zone with Maxine Lyndal-Murphy (DAFF, Brisbane). This webinar was recorded on the 18th February 2010.
After the rains comes the pestilence and pains… Sheep producers are now in their second, third or even their fourth good summer season in a row, following the recent high rainfalls and floods. Some issues for sheep producers to keep an eye on are: ram fertility and impacts for joining, fly strike and worms risk, … Read more
Timely Tips for Spring/Summer 2011 Given the high probability of above average long-term rainfall and the continuing La Niña conditions, producers need to watch out for conditions favouring high flystrike risk. It is best to be prepared well ahead of time so you don’t get caught out. During high fly periods, chemical availability and supplies … Read more