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Production of chemical-free wool in Tasmania


Horton, JD and Bailey, AN and Horton, BJ, Production of chemical-free wool in Tasmania, Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding, 50, (4) pp. 560-566. ISSN 0043-7875 (2002) [Refereed Article]


A major factor in the avoidance of chemical flystrike treatment on sheep flocks may be the ability of farmers to tolerate a relatively high number of cases of strike. In any one season, some Tasmanian farms produce wool without any flock-based chemical treatment for ectoparasites. However, each year it may be a different group of farms due to the vagaries of lice and fly infestation. Properties that accepted the increased level of risk involved in not applying pre-emptive treatment were those with sufficient available labour to manage ongoing strike by individual treatment. For wool to be completely nil-residue, any sheep individually treated with chemical must be identifiable at shearing and their wool kept separate from the main lines.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Sheep for wool
UTAS Author:Horton, JD (Ms Jeanette Horton)
UTAS Author:Bailey, AN (Mr Andrew Bailey)
UTAS Author:Horton, BJ (Dr Brian Horton)
ID Code:69690
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-05-13
Last Modified:2011-11-30

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