The latest tips and techniques for controlling internal parasites in sheep and beef will be presented at a talk in Warkworth on Tuesday, February 23.
The Wormwise workshop will cover the life cycle of worms, drenching options, how to manage drench resistance, and refugia – the practice of leaving some worms untreated in a bid to slow drug resistance.
Guest speaker will be Ginny Dodunski, from Totally Vets, which has branches in Fielding, Awapuni and Taumarunui, and the day is being hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Extension manager for the northern North Island Veronica Gillet says managing internal parasites is one of the biggest challenges farmers face.
“Research shows that there is widespread resistance to several drench families across both sheep and cattle,” she says. “Most farms have worms that can survive one or more worm drenches.”
The event runs from 10am to 3pm at Shoesmith Hall, Shoesmith Street, and lunch is included. Pre-registration is essential due to Covid-19 protocols, and anyone who has cold or flu symptoms on the day is asked to stay at home.