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New England WormBoss PDS: you're invited

WormBoss is easy and cost-effective

  • reduce sheep deaths and production loss from worms
  • drench less
  • work smarter to work less
  • reduce your cost of worms

The New England WormBoss Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) assists New England producers to apply the WormBoss program on their farms, with subsidized tests and advice.

Get involved as a project participant or just come and watch, listen and learn.

Come along to the information morning to find out the worm control measures important for the coming months and how you can participate in this PDS, including what financial support and advice you’ll get along the way.

If you don't wish to directly participate, you are still welcome to attend each of the three mornings planned for the year to learn how to implement the WormBoss program. You are encouraged to attend all events as different topics will be discussed in detail each time.

This project is funded by Meat and Livestock Australia, under their Producer Demonstration Sites program.



“I can only speak for my situation: I was able to drop 2–4 drenches per year, I get few, if any, deaths from worms, and I’m confident that I’ve got it all under control. It wasn’t hard, it was just new.” Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager and sheep producer, Guyra NSW.
“I can only speak for my situation: I was able to drop 2–4 drenches per year, I get few, if any, deaths from worms, and I’m confident that I’ve got it all under control. It wasn’t hard, it was just new.” Deb Maxwell, ParaBoss Operations Manager and sheep producer, Guyra NSW.

Next workshop:

Tuesday 14 February 2017

8.30 am to 1 pm

Warrane, Armidale

(~25 km northwest of Armidale on Boorolong Rd, then Warrane Rd)
  • Attendance: Free
  • Bring: Chair
  • Smoko provided
  • RSVP Now — Prior registration essential by Friday 11 February

Contact: Deb Maxwell
deb@paraboss.com.au

0437 524 163     


New participants welcome

Project participants are eligible for subsidies for:

  • Drench Resistance Test
  • Worm Egg Counts 


More information:

How does WormBoss benefit?

WormBoss is an integrated program that uses a number of strategies (not just drenching) to control worms.

When applied correctly, this program

  • Reduces deaths and production loss
  • Reduces drenching
  • Reduces labour

This results in your "cost of worms" decreasing by up to 50% in a Merino enterprise.

It requires a change of mindset and a willingness to try different strategies so you can stop drenching all summer and prevent the escalation of worms in the first place. 

Ultimately, you will be more confident and do less work to achieve a far better result.

Why a Producer Demonstration Site?

MLA’s Producer Demonstration Sites program aims to increase the rate of adoption of key management practices that improve business profitability and productivity, by shortening the time lag between innovation and adoption of practices by producers at a local level.

The experiences and key messages of this PDS will be communicated beyond the project participants to promote wider adoption of integrated worm control.

Three workshops per year will be held during 2016, 2017 and 2018 so you can attend each and follow progress and gradually learn what's important at each time of the year.

This PDS group aims to overcome the things that make change hard. As a participant you won’t have to figure it out on your own, you’ll get motivation, support and guidance over the year or more to help you make a really useful change.

However, you are welcome to attend as a non-participant, to watch and learn with us, you also gain the benefit of coming to regular events to see and hear information a few times and ask questions.

The WormBoss program has the flexibility to let you try it out on just one mob at home, rather than your whole flock. This lets you easily compare it against your normal management, and you can extend to more of your property and sheep as you gain confidence.