Tackling worms to reduce sheep drenching and mortality (B.AHE.0045)
An integrated worm control program has been developed for Merino sheep in the summer rainfall region of NSW's New England region and shown to successfully reduce drench frequency and mortality due to worms, and offer a cost improvement of about $1.80/head/year.Similar guidelines for meat sheep in eastern Australia are currently lacking.
Research undertaken by The University of New England
What are we doing?
This project will address meat sheep and their lambs and take into account their genetic makeup and production differences from wool sheep. Researchers will develop integrated worm control programs that lift the limits imposed by worm infection for sheep meat production systems in the New England, Central West and South West regions of NSW and the north east and western districts of Victoria.