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Latest Facial Eczema Spore Count results 22.1.21

January 22, 2021

Spore counts on the rise

  • Hinuera: No spores seen
  • Matamata: 53,000
  • Te Poi: No samples processed
  • Tirau: 65,000
  • Walton: 3,000

As anticipated, spore counts on monitor farms have risen in the last 7 days. With the most significant changes seen on our Matamata and Tirau monitor farms where paddocks were recorded at 53,000 and 65,000 respectively. We are still seeing large variations across the 35+ samples processed this week with results ranging from 0 – 65,000spores/g.  This is a timely reminder that spore counts vary from farm to farm and while monitor farms give us important trend data, they should not be treated as your farm’s absolute potential risk.

 

If you have not yet done so, we recommend you start supplementing your stock with Zinc as counts are only going to increase with the recent rain and warm weather.

A REMINDER IF YOU BRING IN THREE GRASS SAMPLES FOR TESTING YOU CAN HAVE A FOURTH FREE!

 

If you would like to know more about the various ways in which you can supplement your stock with Zinc, feel free to pop into the clinic and chat to the team.