Facial Eczema Risk Bulletin

for week ended 26 February 2021

  Feilding Awapuni Dannevirke Pahiatua Taumarunui Levin
 No. of sites monitored: 19 13 6 7 2 6
Average Spore Count 5,000 10,000 5,000 10,000 45,000 10,000
 Highest Spore Count: 25,000 25,000 10,000 30,000 50,000 20,000
 Lowest Spore Count: 0 0 0  0  40,000 0
Taumarunui is our area taking out the top spore count with 50,000 sp/gm at the Burnand Road site and 40,000 at Matiere. If grass is browninging off and animals are searching down into the base layer for any new grass coming in then there will be greater exposure to spores in hot spots like this. We have a bit of a gap in our Levin area and there could well have been a repeat in some of the high counts from last week. See the table below for individual results for a guide as to what's happening near you.

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Totally Vets FE Graph WE 26 Feb

Totally Vets Monitor Sites

Totally Vets FE Map 2021

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Spore counts can vary greatly between properties and even between paddocks.  We encourage farmers to bring in grass samples to get a more accurate idea of the facial eczema risk on their own property.  Contact us if you would like more information on bringing in your own samples for testing.  

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