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State outlooks for June 2014

New South Wales

Despite cold weather, barber's pole still seems to be active in many parts.  Cross grazing with cattle proves its worth. Zolvix resistance is confirmed in goats.

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Good rain and mild conditions have been excellent for pastures.  Do worm egg counts regularly, particularly in young sheep.

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Not a lot of change - monitor where it has rained.

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Western Australia

It is time to start planning and preparation for lambing and weaning if it hasn't already been done.  It's a critical time of the year for worm management and future pasture contamination. Get professional advice to help examine options.

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Wet and mostly mild conditions have given good pasture growth, despite a few frosts. Surprisingly, most WECs are low. Take appropriate action to prevent developing resistance to long acting drenches.  Do not dock tails too short.

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South Australia

Winter has finally arrived with substantial rainfall in June. Monitor every 1-2 months through winter to determine if a salvage drench is required. While it is too cold for flies, lice will flourish.

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Feature articles

National survey highlights parasite control practices

by Lewis Kahn, Executive Officer, ParaBoss

The average age of sheep producers has increased from 51 to 56 years, the use of worm egg counts was down and practices that will encourage drench resistance are still widely used.  >> Read more.


Optimising shearing and crutching time to decrease flystrike risk

from the FlyBoss website

Time of shearing ranks second behind lambing time as the most critical date in the sheep production system. It is now more important than ever to take flystrike risk into consideration when reviewing the most appropriate time to shear >> Read more.


How is your backlining technique?

from the LiceBoss website

Backline treatments are very popular because of their ease of use, but to achieve good effect, careful application is critical. >> Read more.