Sheep - Spotinor advice please

Trying to avoid pink eye problems, would Spotinor help with reducing headflies flies on sheep? I cant find any information on dosing/quantities for headfly in sheep, only lice and ticks.

How much and where to put it please? Between ears (hair) /top of neck (wool) etc? ( I dont want it dribbling down their faces !)

How long does it last roughly?

Would be using a standard Spot on gun and ewes just shorn. 60kg ewes, no woolly heads.

Thanks
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
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Montgomeryshire
I’m not sure if it will help with pinkeye, but Spotinor/Spot On will certainly control headfly.

Our pure Charollais sheep are driven crazy by them in certain fields (near streams & trees), spending all day trying to shed them off and losing a lot of condition in the process. The Highlanders, with white hair over their heads, don’t seem to worry so much.

I use 1ml of Spotinor, applied to the poll with the Spotinor/Spot On gun, which usually keeps them clear for about a month.
 

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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