Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Got Worms? Workshop, Whitehall MT


The Barber Pole Worm is the most common nematode present in flocks virtually anywhere in the US. If you are using chemical or organic dewormers, you really need to know about creating refugias so your deworming agents will not become subject to resistance. If you wish to greatly reduce your dependence on dewormers, come see how to graze to control worms.

We hope you can come! 4H and FFA members are encouraged to attend!

Dinner will be potluck side dishes. The main course, lamb, is on us, with our pleasure!

Title:     Got Worms? Workshop

When:  Sat July 30, 2016   9:00AM

Where: Montana Highland Lamb

Dave and Jenny Scott

680 Hwy 55

Whitehall, MT  59759



                Cost is $15.00 which includes the FAMACHA card.

                Limited to 25 attendees.


Dr. Whit Stewart of MSU Sheep Extension and NCAT Specialist Dave Scott will discuss FAMACHA and Integrated Parasite Management in the classroom and with hands-on learning. The classroom discussion will be approximately one hour as will the practical demonstration of scoring lambs using the FAMACHA technique.  Also included will be a grazing walk demonstrating grazing strategies to control parasites. 
Topics covered will be:

·         The life cycle of the Barber Pole Worm

·         The Importance of FAMACHA scoring

·         Why refugias must be created

·         Using the right dewormer, the right way

·         How to score eyes using the FAMACHA technique

·         Grazing strategies to control the Barber Pole Worm on your farm

Additionally, Dr. Stewart will show how to look for fecal parasite eggs, using the Mc Masters technique. 

Pot Luck Dinner for all will follow this workshop (1:00 PM) . Please RSVP to Jenny Scott, 406-287-3886

This workshop is brought to you by National Center for Appropriate Technology and MSU Sheep Extension.

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