Flystrike is a major risk and disease for Australian sheep, costing $280 million annually in treatment costs and lost production associated with flystrike.
FlyBoss is the national information resource for flystrike management in Australia available through the FlyBoss website (www.flyboss.com.au) and extension activities targeted at sheep producers seeking to:
Recommended users: Ram breeders, commercial producers, lamb finishers, advisors & consultants, teachers & educators
The FlyBoss website contains information and advice on:
FlyBoss has been developed by leading Australian sheep parasitologists to provide accurate, reliable and independent information on flystrike prevention and treatment.
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This Conference combined world class science with its practical application.
The Sheep CRC, AWI, MLA, Sheep Genetics and the State Departments of Primary Industry (I & I NSW, DAFWA, DEEDI Qld, TIAR (Tas), Rural Solutions SA and DPI Vic) have jointly developed the one stop shop for Flystrike Management. Flystrike and Lice Management workshops will be held at locaions around Australia and will provide information for sheep producers on an integrated approach to managing breech strike and body strike. Participants will learn how to pick the sheep flies love; which chemicals work for flies and lice; and how to prepare your management and breeding plan to prevent flies and lice.