Worms, flies, and mosquitoes are in abundance. There are warnings about taking short cuts when monitoring, about the public health issues arising from some chemicals used to treat lice, and the diseases carried by mosquitoes.
With sustained dry weather and increasing temperatures, the end to a long worm season is close but don’t take your eyes of the worm-control ball before a summer drench is given to young sheep and goats.
The nature of parasites is to limit productivity when least expected and this highlights the need to be vigilant with monitoring, and not to assume all is well because feed is abundant. Breech-strike has been reported in some areas.