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Latest Facial Eczema Spore Counts

April 1, 2021

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

  • Hinuera Monitor Paddocks – 16,600 spores/gram
  • Matamata Monitor Paddocks –  198,000 spores/gram
  • Te Poi Monitor Paddocks –  3.300 spores/gram
  • Tirau Monitor Paddocks –   no samples this week
  • Walton Monitor Paddocks –  140,000 spores/gram

Not all monitor farm data could be collected this week but counts on available monitor farms have increased.  Matamata and Walton are extremely high due to recent heavy rain and warm weather. If your area is not represented this week, consider the risk high until proven otherwise. Clinical cases have continued to be diagnosed, reinforcing the need for close monitoring of stock and preventative measures.

Remember that spore counts vary from farm to farm and the only way to know your risk to check your grass for spores.

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