Worm FEC Gold breeders can help incorporate parasite resistant genetics into your flock . Parasite resistant genetics can help minimize drenching and decrease the risk of drench resistance developing.
REDUCE YOUR WORKLOAD AND LOWER INPUTS
Drenching sheep can be a big job. Reducing drench use on young stock and eliminating drench use on mature animals is possible.
Incorporating parasite resistant genetics into a flock is the 1st step to reducing drench use. A flock of resistant animals that can handle parasite challenge with no impact on performance is possible through a targeted breeding program. These resistant animals are less reliant on drench to control parasites and can save in animal health costs.
REDUCE POPULATION OF RESISTANT WORMS
An undrenched population of animals provides refugia, providing a source of susceptible worms to dilute the population of resistant ones. Mature undrenched animals will ‘ mop up ‘ larva and help reduce paddock.
AVOID FURTHER DRENCH RESISTANCE
By introducing parasite resistant genetics into your flock, you can reduce your reliance on drench, help to protect your drenches and avoid the risk of drench failure developing.
WormFEC Gold breeders have decades of experience and are at the top of their game to provide genetics for parasite resistance and production.
RESISTANCE + PRODUCTION
Rams bred for parasite resistance are also bred for production traits. Genetic selection for resistance does not compromise productivity. Performance recording across all traits gives a clear picture of genetic worth.
FUTURE PROOF YOUR FARM
Drench resistance is a growing problem in NZ and there are no new drench actives on the horizon. Genetics play a role in reducing reliance on drench and sustainable management of current products when used as part of the whole farm system.
Better position yourself to benefit from being able to supply to a market where consumer demand is growing for fewer chemicals in their meat.