Parasites

As with carcase traits, over time Rick has been working with the tools available to further parasite resistance and resilience in the St Leger flock. These have included:

  • blood testing
  • saliva testing
  • genetic testing

While not recording FEC, these are monitored.

We have a minimal drench and drench resistance programme. No capsules are used. Until last season breeding ewes had gone 5 years without drenching at all.

Again 50k GbV will aid in selecting sire rams with greater resistance and resilience.