New Tipsheet Shows Sheep Producers A Tool for Reducing Parasite Problems

The Barber Pole Worm (Haemonchus contortus) ultimately becomes a major source of concern on every irrigated or high-rainfall sheep operation. It has a proven track record that has resulted in areas of the United States becoming unable to raise sheep or goats. Fecal Egg Counts (FEC) and FAMACHA© are two of the main tools that producers can use to successfully reduce Barber Pole Worm infections.

This new tipsheet, How Fecal Egg Counts Can Help You Fight Parasites, by NCAT agriculture specialist and owner of Montana Highland Lamb Dave Scott, offers advice on using FEC to build resilience and resistance in your flocks. Continue reading