Farmers wanted to test new Liver Fluke Detection device! Farming Online www.farming.co.uk are currently working with Liverpool University to develop a better Liver-Fluke forecasting service (updating the Ollerenshaw risk model) Part of the Liver-fluke project involves consulting members of the farming industry to use their knowledge to help improve the liver-fluke model that we develop with the University. Once complete, the liver-fluke model is a service where a user can feed in their location and feed out a liver-fluke forecast for their farm. We are looking for farmers who would be willing to trial the model and provide feedback as there is an urgent need for tried and tested control protocols to highlight risk and ensure animals are not allowed to graze in high risk areas. The aim is to help to decrease the chances of infection which costs the industry circa 300 million pa due to poor livestock performance, sheep mortality,costs of treatment and improve productivity.Farmers need accurate information to manage livestock to minimise risk of exposure whilst dairies, abattoirs and retailers need to know what the expected disruption to the supply chain will be due to fasciolosis and fasciolosis treatments, allowing them to plan accordingly. Would you be interested in getting involved? If so please email us at email@example.com with your contact number and we will get in touch to give you more information, after which we hope you will agree to being involved in this very exciting project! We are also looking to source some fields from willing farmers that are prone to waterlogging - to train a satellite model. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Vanessa Vann on 0870 9090902.