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Latest Spore Count Results

March 8, 2019

Spore counts hold similar levels to last week as the dry spell continues.

Grass samples tested this week from the MVS Monitor Farms have shown the following:

  • Hinuera –   1600  spores/gram
  • Matamata –  16,000   spores/gram
  • Te poi – 15,000 spores/gram
  • Tirau – 10,000 spores/gram
  • Walton – 23,000 spores/gram

Most farmers are now sending culls and feeding increased amounts of silage and meal to milkers. Because of this higher than usual reliance on supplements eczema risk is still relatively low for this time of the year.

Everybody is now waiting with ‘baited breath’ for any significant rain. Once this much anticipated rain does arrive, we expect spore counts to increase rapidly.

Reminder: MVS provides a herd dry-off service. Given current climatic conditions we expect an increased demand from farmers requiring our services to assist dry-off. Please phone the clinic ASAP once you have a date so we can co-ordinate scheduling to meet everyone’s requirements.

Remember to see us first for competitive prices on all your zinc requirements this season.

Phone Abby and Gavin in our Retail Team on 07 888 8197 to pre-order your zinc boluses now.