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Fears flies could soon strike

Fly strike costs Australian wool growers 173-million dollars each year, with breech strike having the largest impact on the industry.

Experts are now reinforcing the need for producers to protect livestock – due to a recent deluge of rain, flooding, hot and humid conditions.

Parts of New South Wales, including the Murray region and coonamble are experiencing increased worm numbers.

Victoria could also experience fly strike due to similar, recent weather conditions.

Rural reporter Roshai Murdoch spoke with Agriculture Victoria Senior Veterinary Officer Robert Suter.

Mr. Suter says it’s an ideal time for growers to complete their first Summer drenching to reduce the risk.

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