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Are parasites a limiting factor in your flock/herd?

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Photo courtesy of the ARS Photo Gallery The parasites that infest sheep can be an enormous drag on s
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Bill Fosher started farming in 1989 in Hadley, Mass., and hasn’t been able to stop since. After years of moving from place to place, he and his wife, Lynn Zimmerman, have put down roots in the Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire, not far from where Bill grew up. Vegetables were his first farming venture, but sheep were added in 1990 and have been Bill’s main passion ever since. They also raise and sell pork, pastured chickens and turkeys, farm fresh eggs, hand-dyed and natural color yarns, and sheepskins. Bill is an expert in pasture management, and moonlights as the coordinator for Granite State Graziers. He is known for his common-sense approach to intensive rotational grazing and for his commitment to animal welfare.


  1. Pat Tirrell says:

    Thank you for this concise explanation of the worm life cycle. Looking forward to the next segment.

  2. Great article. A few resources available to help sheep and goat farmers with parasite management include: “Sorting Through the Information on Sheep and Goat Parasite Control: A Decision Making Support Tool” located at http://vet.osu.edu/extension/decision-tree, recordings of parasite management presentations available under Parasites at http://sheep.osu.edu/presentation-library/ and various articles under the Parasite tag at http://sheep.osu.edu .

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