Anzac Day and liver fluke etc

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* Anzacs and liver fluke

Anzac Day is coming up (25th April) so it must be April, which is the most important time of the year in south eastern Australia  to treat livestock for liver fluke if you have it.

Use triclabendazole-based drenches at the April-May fluke drench, rotating to a flukicide based on something else at the August fluke drench (if you need to give it).

* Written for WormBoss news:

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"Rainfall has eased off a fair bit in many parts of south eastern Australia since Christmas and this combined with the onset of cooler weather means that clinical parasitism will become less common than say in the last half of 2010.

But clinical parasitism – deaths, dags and obvious illthrift – is just the tip of the iceberg. About 80% of the cost of sheep worms in Australia comes from production losses. Most of this is subtle, well-nigh invisible.

Those farmers who frequently measure worm burdens – and drench efficacy –  by way of worm egg count monitoring (WormTesting) will have a good handle on these subtle but significant losses. The rest could quietly lose anywhere between ‘just’ a couple of dollars to over $10 per sheep per year depending on location, season and commodity prices.

There is one more thing to ponder. Cold weather doesn’t stop worms dead in their tracks. Sure, temperature sensitive worm eggs like those of barber’s pole worm and, to a lesser extent, some types of black scour worm, won’t be able to complete their life cycle in the winter months in cooler areas, eg the NSW tablelands.  But their infective larvae (and the infective stages of liver fluke too), possibly produced in large numbers up until late autumn, can survive on pasture over winter. Some will die along the way, but others will make it through to spring, providing a launch pad for worms when warmer weather comes along.

Add to this the worms left behind inside sheep due to unwitting use of drenches affected by drench resistance.

The bottom line?   You really have to get into a program of regular WormTesting. Don’t  just look at the cost and hassle of WormTesting: consider the bigger picture. It really is time and money very well spent.

S L  19/4/11"

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Regards

SL

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[wormmail]Sheep Connect NSW Newsletter

[WormMail.201104041230] Sheep Connect NSW Newsletter

This is what a SheepConnectNSW Newsletter looks like (see below).

If you want to know what is going on in matters-‘sheep’ in NSW and nearby, then I recommend that your subscribe to the SheepConnectNSW newsletter.

It’s almost as good as ‘WormMail’ and ‘WormBoss News’ … i.e.   pretty good. đŸ™‚

Go to the website: http://www.sheepconnectnsw.com.au/register.html     You can taylor the newsletter to suit your preferences.  

It even contains worm-related stuff.

Regards

SL

PS   SheepConnectNSW Industry Update is on this week (6 April) at Trangie, NSW.

Subject:        Sheep Connect NSW Newsletter


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RCS- Applied Grazing Course – Orange

Dates 04 April 2011 – 07 April 2011
Location Orange NSW
Event focus Resources, pastures and grazing, Enterprise and business planning
Presenter(s) Resource Consulting Services
Costs $1,750

Contact details (Note: Participants must register before the event)

To register for this event please contact Resource Consulting Services on 1800 356 004 or www.rcs.au.com

This is an intensive 4 day course on the principles and practices of grazing management including how to design, manage and control a grazing cell. The course taps into the combined knowledge of the group and summarises the collective experience of graziers throughout Australia.


KLR Marketing School – Orange

Dates 05 April 2011 – 06 April 2011
Location Orange (TBA upon registration)
Event focus Enterprise and business planning
Costs 1st Person is $1540, 2nd and 3rd person $1100 per person

Contact details

Please register via the event link below.

This two-daye school teaches sheep and cattle breaders and traders a unique livestock marketing system that removes the emotion from selling stock. When to sell? When to buy? How to guarentee and profit? These questions and much more are answered in this interactive program.


Sheep Connect NSW Industry Update – Trangie

Dates 06 April 2011 (9am to 3:30pm )
Location Trangie (Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, 7878 Mitchell Hwy Trangie NSW)
Event focus Breeding and selection, Health and welfare, Enterprise and business planning
Presenter(s) Various – please see attached event program
Costs Free – RSVP required

Contact details (Note: Participants must register before the event)

RSVP to Sheep Connect on 02 6391 3954 or email you details to sheep.connect@industry.nsw.gov.au

This seminar, presented as part of the Sheep Connect NSW network, will enable sheep producers the opportunity to interact with various industry authorities and discuss some of the significant issues facing their industry.


Native Seed Collection Day, Boorowa NSW

Dates 06 April 2011 (9:00am to 3:00pm )
Location Boorowa NSW (TBC)
Event focus Resources, pastures and grazing
Presenter(s) Greening Australias Florabank and Communities in Landscapes
Costs Free

Contact details (Note: Participants must register before the event)

For more information or to book a place please contact Kimberley Beattie on 0457 953 777 or email kbeattie@landcarensw.org.au

Are you interested in collecting native seed? Come along and learn from the experts. Greening Australias Florabank and Communities in Landscapes are offering several FREE workshops on native seed collecting in Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands, perfect for beginners and those with a little experience.


Lets Talk Landscape Management, Dareton NSW

Dates 06 April 2011 (8:30am to 3:30pm )
Location Dareton NSW (The Auditorium, Coomealla Club, Dareton NSW 2717)
Event focus Resources, pastures and grazing, Enterprise and business planning
Presenter(s) Please see event flyer
Costs Please see event flyer

Contact details (Note: Participants must register before the event)

For further details or to register for this event please contact Susan Walla (Conference Coordinator) on 03 5021 9460 or 0429 035 961

This event is a Lower Murray Darling Catchment Management Authority conference which covers extensive information on landscape management.


Fly and Lice workshop (A Making More from Sheep Event)

Dates 08 April 2011 – 08 April 2011 (9.00 til 1PM with lunch following )
Location Burrumbuttock
Event focus Health and welfare
Presenter(s) Geoff Casburn
Costs Free

Contact details (Note: Participants must register before the event)

Rod Frohling 0428250725
Geoff Casburn 0428 250725

Making More from Sheep, Healthy and Contented Sheep – Lice and fly workshop.


Soil & Plant Nutrition Workshop, Dubbo NSW

Dates 12 April 2011 (TBC )
Location Dubbo NSW (Dubbo Golf Club)
Event focus Resources, pastures and grazing
Presenter(s) Highly regarded soil guru, Bart Davidson
Costs One day workshop will cost $545 per person.

Contact details (Note: Participants must register before the event)

For further information or to register for this workshop please contact Principle Focus on (02) 6658 0776.

This one day workshop will provide participants with a broad knowledge of soil and plant nutrition.


Managing Scanned Ewes Workshop and Sheep Health Workshop

Dates 10 May 2011 – 11 May 2011 (9.00 am to 3.00 pm )
Location Hay and Hillston (Hay and Mossgiel)
Event focus Health and welfare, Reproduction, Feeding and nutrition
Presenter(s) Chris Shands, Greg Curran, Colin Peake, Sally Ware
Costs Free

Contact details (Note: Participants must register before the event)

please reply by Friday, May 6 to Sally Ware – mobile 0429307627 or sally.ware@industry.nsw.gov.au

Hands on workshop for sheep producers who pregnancy scan their ewes and also an afternoon session on recent sheep health issues.


Sheep Connect NSW

Phone : 02 6391 3954
Fax: 02 6391 3922
Email: sheep.connect@industry.nsw.gov.au

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