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Small Farm Summer Livestock Management

Posted by Amanda Walker on 18 January 2017
Small Farm Summer Livestock Management
Caring for your farm animals in summer Caring for livestock on your small farm is year-round chore, but summer brings its own set of issues. Heat stress, increased risk of parasites and the need to supplement the diets of your livestock are all factors that you may need to consider during the hottest part of the year. Heat Stress The extreme heat that we can encounter in many par...
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Why parasite control should be your number one sheep priority.

Posted by Amanda Walker on 13 October 2016
Why parasite control should be your number one sheep priority.
When you have farm animals, unfortunately worms, lice and flies are sure to follow. Infestations can make members of your flock unwell and even cost them their lives. Regular monitoring of your animals will ensure early detection and the subsequent effective management of common pests. 1. Flystrike Flystrike is the insect pest condition that everyone associates with sheep. I...
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Lice Management Tool now available

Posted on 9 July 2013
Lice Management Tool now available
Did you know that lice cost Australian woolgrowers more than $120 million annually? Lice can reduce sheep fleece weight and downgrade wool quality. Retailers face increasing pressure to minimise chemical residues in wool processing as lice continue to develop resistance to chemicals. But don't worry - help is at hand..... LiceBoss is a decision support system from Australian Wool...
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