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February 2014 news

Sheep drench figures – a recent snapshot

Dr Brown Besier, DAFWA, Albany (brown.besier@agric.wa.gov.au)

A recent Sheep CRC phone survey of producers across Australia reveals some interesting trends regarding sheep drench purchases, and an encouraging correlation with active information-seeking to choose drench types.

A major thrust in CRC extension messages is to ensure that drenches are fully-effective (as close to 100% as possible, and at least 95% effective), so very few resistant worms survive to add to future worm populations.  As importantly, drenches known to have high levels of resistance should be avoided unless a recent test shows they are effective.

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For February 2014 state outlooks, please follow the links below:

New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
Tasmania
South Australia