Friday, 27 September 2019 10:55

Farmers breed for worm resistance

A farmer collective breeding for parasite resistant genetics claim they are leading the pack as drench resistance becomes more prevalent and drench failure is reported NZ-wide.

Published in Management

Effective management of worms in sheep, cattle and other ruminants is no longer a one tool job.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:32

Higher temperatures mean more worm risks

Parasites in sheep will become more of a problem for New Zealand farmers as temperatures rise with climate change, says AgResearch principal scientist John McEwan.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 25 October 2015 16:02

Worms tricked into shedding skins

A new AgResearch science project is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

No drench for heavy ‘uns?

Not treating heavier Merino ewes for worms, and dosing lighter ewes, may help avoid drench resistance, Australian research suggests. The new strategies to control scour worms are being developed at Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 13 December 2014 00:00

Worms, plants filter shed water for reuse

A Northland businessman is developing an environmentally friendly system of cleaning and reusing dairy shed washdown water; he says it will reduce costs and control nitrogen runoff.

Published in Management

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