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Worming

Research has shown that de-worming the herd prior to or shortly after turn out can increase weaning weights. Consult your veterinarian for the best vaccination and de-worming protocol for your herd. Common infections for Cattle include:

Roundworms

Peak risk periods for worm infection occur during the warm and wet conditions from spring through to autumn, which provide the right environment for larvae to survive in the pasture and infect stock. The life-cycle of most worm species slows over the cooler, drier winter period, but rainfall at any time can boost worm numbers.

Roundworm species include:

  • Small intestinal worm (Cooperia spp)
  • Barber’s Pole Worm (Haemonchus placei)
  • Small brown stomach worm (Ostertagia ostertagia)