Selecting for Facial Eczema tolerance
As ram buying season gets underway, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is encouraging farmers in at-risk areas to consider including Facial Eczema (FE) resistance in their selection criteria.
Grazing management to reduce FE risk
Strategic grazing management can help farmers manage the risk of Facial Eczema over summer and autumn.
Genetics offer long-term Facial Eczema control
As humidity rises so do Facial Eczema (FE) spore counts and sheep farmers in affected regions could consider using genetics for the long-term control of the disease.
Facial Eczema – a perennial scourge
Warm summer temperatures bring with them the heightened risk of the production-limiting disease Facial Eczema.
Facial Eczema threatens ewe fertility
Warm, wet weather is creating perfect conditions for Facial Ezcema (FE) and given the right conditions the risk could continue through until May.
Record docking despite one of hottest FE seasons on record
The past season was one of worst on record for facial eczema (FE). B+LNZ Genetics talks to a farmer whose operation has been using FE tolerant rams for 30 years.