Sheep industry can reduce flystrike to zero says new report

Vernon Graham
Updated May 12 2020 - 10:39am, first published May 11 2020 - 6:00pm
DAMN YOU LUCILIA: A new report says the Australian sheep industry can eliminate flystrike caused mainly by the Lucilia cuprina blowfly.
DAMN YOU LUCILIA: A new report says the Australian sheep industry can eliminate flystrike caused mainly by the Lucilia cuprina blowfly.

Completely eliminating flystrike in the sheep flock is achievable but will require breeders to stop assuming mulesing and chemical treatments will remain available forever.

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Vernon Graham

Vernon Graham

National machinery and property writer

Former editor of The Land, former Fairfax Media Agricultural Editor

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