April Work Outlook: Livestock
Since the last report there hasn’t been much of a change in worm outlook for the South West.
South of Hamilton, persistence of green pick and small rain showers will keep worms cycling in the pasture.
North of Hamilton has been marginally drier, and there have been areas that have managed to get an effective second summer drench. For most areas however, drenching from clinical signs and WEC results is the most effective way to keep pasture burdens low.
It is important not to stop monitoring WEC’s, especially for young sheep as there will still be spiking of wormburdens post rain throughout autumn.