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Queensland worms, flies and lice update - June 2014

Warwick: Arthur Le Feuvre (arthur@paraboss.com.au)

Currently, Queensland seems to be stuck in the land of intermittent rain events, most of them light. Tough times for producers, livestock and worms.

For those producers who have got under a bit of the wet stuff and are putting stock in the yards for some reason, please don't drench 'just in case' or 'well, it cannot do any harm'.

You will either be wasting time and money or breeding drench resistant worms. Do a worm egg count first!

One can only hope that the lessons learned from previous droughts about the benefits of substantial lightening off early have been taken on board. Queensland is now entering the driest time of the year (July/August/September) and it could be a while before useful general rain falls.