Scab

Amcnab

Member
Location
mid wales
What’s it like in your area? not good round here ,plenty of dippers around but they’re to tight or won’t use them for sum reason
Sum got in with my ewes last week,how long would it take to show it’s self?
 

JSmith

Member
Livestock Farmer
While your waiting for it to show itself it will be spreading imo, had the same problem here few years back but didn’t realise the neighbours sheep had been for a visit, while I messed about thinking it could only be lice it was just taking hold!! I’m going back to dipping this year for piece of mind, it’s the only cure all, used to think it was a ball ache but having to jab every ewe maybe twice is equally a drain!! Good luck and don’t forget to thank your neighbour👍
 

jendan

Member
I was told 90p/hd the other day. Not sure how representative that is though, it sounded plenty.
£1 around here,for 500+ numbers.But thats with the Golden Fleece in.I think it is about £300 or so for a small tin.
 

neilo

Member
Location
Montgomeryshire
£1 around here,for 500+ numbers.But thats with the Golden Fleece in.I think it is about £300 or so for a small tin.
I thought that, at that price, it ruled it out for blowfly control. Clik costs similar but gives twice the cover of OP dipping, and none of the health risks.

For clearing scab it’s a different argument of course.
 

neilo

Member
Location
Montgomeryshire
yes and they run better,to be fair it's no fun for us or the sheep this time of the year,i would rather not be doing any at the moment but we are off again tomorrow and i think most or the other contractors are still busy
With the amount of scab about these days, no doubt helped on by increasing resistance to ML jabs, I don’t think you’ll be running short of work any time soon.:(

I saw a hydraulic dipping unit that had just been made the other day, commissioned by a contractor that was having trouble keeping up with his Portaquip.
 

onthehoof

Member
Location
Cambs
for that no. i would be £1.50 this time of the year,full wool sheep take out a lot of water and therefore a lot of chemical
I don't need you this year but thinking about doing them next year, would do them autumn.
Does dipping always clear scab and lice
 
With the amount of scab about these days, no doubt helped on by increasing resistance to ML jabs, I don’t think you’ll be running short of work any time soon.:(

I saw a hydraulic dipping unit that had just been made the other day, commissioned by a contractor that was having trouble keeping up with his Portaquip.
Neil Fells lorry with cage dip is a hell of a piece of kit. He’s a damn nice bloke too!
 

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138: Special episode: Covid-19 impact on the Potato sector

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138: Special episode: Covid-19 impact on the Potato sector

Written by AHDB

In this special issue of the Potatoes Podcast we will discuss the impact of Coronavirus on the Potato Markets. A fresh update on how Covid-19 has resulted in an increased demand on the retail market, while the chipping market has suffered the hardest hit. The uncertainty of the current situation will force businesses to...
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