Look Who's Using WormBoss
With 20,000 head of sheep to manage, Shane Curtis’s priority is keeping ahead of worms, but not by drenching unnecessarily.
Small changes to grazing management resulted in a big reduction in the worm burden, as well as significant savings, for NSW sheep producer Nigel Bourne.
Tackling sheep worms has become easier and cheaper for sheep producer David Stillard, who has embraced the online advisory tool WormBoss.
A microscope in the home office and worm tests that can be done as dinner is being prepared have made the management of parasites a lot simpler.
Don Perkins doesn't remember worms being much of a problem in sheep when he was growing up on ‘Nelyambo’, near Dirranbandi, Queensland.
A return to strategic summer drenching as part of a comprehensive worm management program is combating resistance on this property.
Seasoned Victorian sheep producer David Headlam couldn’t believe his luck when he won $1000 worth of consultancy fees to spend on flock health.
Wetter than usual conditions, coupled with warm temperatures, means 2010 promises to be a bumper year for sheep producers.
Drench capsules and more regular egg counting is helping Wayne Lewis of Fleming Grove Poll Merino Stud, stay on top of parasites in his 6,000-strong flock.
When it comes to dealing with worms and worm resistance on these Esperance properties, knowledge is paramount.