Am I mad !

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Would really like to go back to using these. Once only treatment. No issues for soils or insects and they have worked well here in the past.
but the price !!! ☹️
 

Old apprentice

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Arable Farmer
I used them years ago exelentry product never any issues with lung worm after.
Lowered the worm burden signifìcantly

Before these were made in used to inject 3 times with lavemasol
 
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vantage

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Pembs
View attachment 1030719Would really like to go back to using these. Once only treatment. No issues for soils or insects and they have worked well here in the past.
but the price !!! ☹️
Used them for years, had 60 First Grazer delivered today actually. Excellent for developing immunity, no negative affects on soil biology, unlike Ivomec type products, labour saving, tax allowable, apart from being a tad expensive, what’s not to like?
Try Downland for a price.
 

O'Reilly

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How do you all know that there is no effect on soil biology?

I would have thought that a rotational grazer would hardly use any wormer anyway, I have only used one dose per year for a long time, and didn't use any last year. I know my calves are older by the time they go out, but even so. Do use huskvac though.
 

Farmer Keith

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Location
North Cumbria
Do them with dectomax here, 0.23p a ml bought in February. They need two doses but I don’t think handling them mid summer does them anyharm whatsoever, nice to run them over the weights and see that they’re preforming to. An Autumn born calf costs £2.75 for the season and a spring calf about £1 less. Economically it works but it not addressing the issue of soil health I’ll admit.
 
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cumbria
Used them once yonks ago when huskvac was unavailable for some reason.
Did the job but you couldn't half tell when they needed to pulse.

Haven't needed to use any wormer for years. Closed herd autumn bias bonus I guess.
 

Farmer Keith

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Location
North Cumbria
Nope, just husvac.
Do FEC's and whatnot. Never shown a need for wormers.

I'm just guessing but closed herd and dedicated youngstock ground might have something to do with it 🤷🏻‍♂️
This is where we need to get to I think, never done a fec count but fairly sure they’d manage without being wormed, it’s the huskvac element we need to put into place for lungworm, had a mate have an awful do with it a few years ago, anybody know what it costs?
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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