It remains dry over much of the central and northern areas of NSW and into southern Queensland, but there have been showers in temperate regions. Rain, increasing temperatures coming into spring, and young sheep are three good reasons to monitor stock for worms and coccidia and to develop a fly management plan in the run-up to lamb-marking.
Spring will bring maximum pasture growth and parasites. Monitor lambs as significant reductions in final slaughter weight can occur if moderate worm burdens persist during the growing period. Devise a flystrike management plan ahead of the main risk period.