Dectomax

JSmith

Member
Livestock Farmer
The amount of scab about in recent years is nearly enough to put you off buying in sheep from markets, right pain in the arse at the wrong time!! If you want to jab them dectomax them twice, two to three weeks apart as it will only kill live lice so second jab is to catch the egg hatch that they are already carrying!!! Move to a fresh field after jab if you can so they aren’t picking up eggs off scratching posts an fences!! Right ball ache, dipping is a lot easier in the long run and very effective with good practice
 

Beulahsheep1

Member
Livestock Farmer
The amount of scab about in recent years is nearly enough to put you off buying in sheep from markets, right pain in the arse at the wrong time!! If you want to jab them dectomax them twice, two to three weeks apart as it will only kill live lice so second jab is to catch the egg hatch that they are already carrying!!! Move to a fresh field after jab if you can so they aren’t picking up eggs off scratching posts an fences!! Right ball ache, dipping is a lot easier in the long run and very effective with good practice
Thanks for the advice👍🏼
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
The amount of scab about in recent years is nearly enough to put you off buying in sheep from markets, right pain in the arse at the wrong time!! If you want to jab them dectomax them twice, two to three weeks apart as it will only kill live lice so second jab is to catch the egg hatch that they are already carrying!!! Move to a fresh field after jab if you can so they aren’t picking up eggs off scratching posts an fences!! Right ball ache, dipping is a lot easier in the long run and very effective with good practice
You’ve also got to keep the fields the sheep have been on clear for 20 days(I know they say 18 but better safe than sorry) use 1.5x the dosage if using dectomax for scab.

I don’t buy from markets and until they sort out the scab issue I won’t either. Unless you have a dipping tank at home You can’t choose to bring stock home that don’t fetch what you want for them or they bring scab back with them.
 

Tim W

Member
Location
Wiltshire
You’ve also got to keep the fields the sheep have been on clear for 20 days(I know they say 18 but better safe than sorry) use 1.5x the dosage if using dectomax for scab.

I don’t buy from markets and until they sort out the scab issue I won’t either. Unless you have a dipping tank at home You can’t choose to bring stock home that don’t fetch what you want for them or they bring scab back with them.
My vet reckons that if people didn't buy in stock her work would be halved
If we had a rotational grazing/clean grazing system as a base for the UK flock she would be out of business
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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