• Farming through the summer: Beating facial eczema in sheep the old-fashioned way

    2 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    New Zealand's largest red meat genetics company is working to reduce the impact of facial eczema as it becomes more prevalent throughout New Zealand using some old-fashioned, but effective, breeding strategies. Focus Genetics chief executive Gavin Foulsham says they are testing more sheep than ever before to breed rams which are resistant to FE. “We have been testing for facial eczema resistance for over 20 years and we are now seeing the benefit of continued selection, but we need to keep improving our genetics and keep on top of facial eczema, which is becoming more prevalent in many...
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