Improving worm control in organic sheep farming by using faecal egg counts

RELACS project partners Soil Association and Scotland Rural University College developed practical guidelines for farmers and farm advisors on using faecal egg counts to improve worm control in organic sheep farming.

The latest project practice abstract describes how faecal egg counts can be a powerful tool determining the levels of worm infections on farm and thus significantly improving parasite control strategies.

Read the full practice abstract on the project website and follow @RELACSeu on Twitter and Facebook to stay informed about the latest project developments.

Practice abstracts contain practical guidelines for different actors of the food and farming system to solve a given problem. Publishing partners are the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM Organics Europe.

RELACS seeks to promote the development and adoption of environmentally safe and economically viable tools and technologies to reduce the use of external inputs in organic farming systems.

Roaming sheep – Credits: Soil Association

RELACS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773431. The information contained in this communication only reflects the author’s view.

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