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April 2013 news

Want to get the equivalent of a $5.20 price rise/head?  Here’s how!

Lewis Kahn, Associate Professor Animal Science, University of New England

We all know there are two types of concerns for sheep producers.  Those that are outside our control and those that are within our control.  It’s common to focus on those concerns outside our control because, given we can’t do anything about them, there is no extra work and it’s a scapegoat that dominates our conversation. 

Think about issues like the weather and prices for sheep and wool.  It’s natural to think this way but there’s not much we can do to influence these factors: so why do we do it? Now if you want to remove all those outside issues and concentrate on controllable issues – (feeling better already?) - one of the big issues is worm control.

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