A Controlled Experiment to Measure the Effectiveness on Lambs of Wormers that Conform to the New Organic Standards

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2003: $7,600.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $20,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:
Jean Noon
Noon Family Sheep Farm


  • Animals: sheep


  • Animal Production: parasite control
  • Production Systems: holistic management

    Proposal summary:

    New organic standards require that natural materials be used to treat parasites in sheep and lambs, but there is a shortage of information about natural wormer performance. The farmer is also interested in looking at natural resistance to parasites. She will test three natural wormers against a control group and gather weight gain and animal health data for each group. Results will be disseminated through the media, workshops, fairs, and field days.

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