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ParaBoss News - October 2018 - State Outlooks

The roundworm life cycle (Source: Sheep CRC)
The roundworm life cycle (Source: Sheep CRC)
Liver fluke, livestock and kangaroos-can you help?
Liver fluke, livestock and kangaroos-can you help?
Big Moves: Planning to stop mulesing
Big Moves: Planning to stop mulesing


The Quick Quiz

This quick quiz tests your knowledge of sheep and goat parasites and their control. 

  1. Are worm eggs able to wait for months and then hatch when conditions are favourable?
  2. What is the correct length to which tails should be docked, and why is this important?
  3. How often should existing sheep on a property be checked for lice?
  4. Why is it recommended to use adult cattle in alternating grazing of goats with cattle?

>> Check the answers.

Liver fluke, Livestock and Kangaroos - can you help?

Farmers with sheep, goats, cattle or alpacas within 200 km of Armidale are being asked to help build knowledge on the prevalence of liver fluke in this area including kangaroos co-habiting these grazing areas and their impact on dispersal of liver fluke in livestock. >> Can you help?

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State Outlooks for October 2018

Along with summer rain come the flies and worms. Many regions are still very dry or drying out in the approach to summer.


 

New South Wales
>> full report

Worm numbers are variable across the state and very dependent on the individual farm management system and the weather events. Coccidia burdens are being seen in confinement–fed and feedlotted lambs. 

Victoria
>> full report

Egg counts have been quite variable highlighting the need to closely monitor  weaners and light-conditioned ewe mobs into November.

Queensland
>> full report

Now that there have been storms, producers should undertake worm egg counts in mid–November.

Western Australia
>> full report

If a drench is needed then consider leaving some of the best-conditioned adult sheep undrenched.

Tasmania
>> full report

Although some mobs of ewes and lambs are a bit daggy, overall they look good.

South Australia
>> full report

During confinement feeding, sheep should be monitored for condition score, fly strike and worm burden to ensure that the diet is producing the desired results.


For October 2018 state outlooks, please follow the links below:

New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
Tasmania
South Australia