> FACIAL ECZEMA & WORM RESISTANCE
The stud has tested hundreds of rams over a period of 30 years for Facial Eczema tolerance. We regard ourselves as having one of the highest tolerant flocks in NZ for Facial Eczema. This is judged by the very high levels of Sporidesmin used to test rams. The results speak for themselves.
With increasing pasture growth from better grass species, increased fertiliser application, and the effects of global warming, Facial Eczema has become a major constraint to overall production in sheep in the North Island and in the north of the South Island.
We have numerous clients who have used our FE tolerant rams exclusively over a long period of time and have reduced their incidence of Facial Eczema to virtually nil. The longer you continue to buy rams from breeders who do not test for F.E. tolerance the worse your Facial Eczema problem will become.
We have recently embarked on an intensive programme to breed worm resistant sires, which are then tested for Facial Eczema tolerance.
The longer you continue to buy rams from breeders who do not test for F.E. tolerance or worm resistance the worse your problem will become.
Dr Clive Dalton has given Piquet Hill Stud a simple, long-term protocol for worm resistance, built around the work we have done with Facial Eczema and Production Recording.
Worm Resistance Programme
Piquet Hill Farms Ltd, Te Akau