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Looking for help in developing a property-specific strategic flystrike management plan and calendar?
SimpliFly™ is a one-day workshop, delivered by AWI-accredited advisors in partnership with AWI’s state grower extension networks, to help woolgrowers reduce the incidence and impact of flystrike on their flocks and profits. During the workshop woolgrowers will learn about the range of tools available in their flystrike management toolbox and how to use them in combination. Throughout the day, attendees work through developing a strategic flystrike management plan and annual calendar that incorporates both short- and long-term tools specific to their property.
“The workshop will be valuable for all woolgrowers, I particularly found the calendar and plan to be really useful, really practical. I can easily work with them and they’ll be extremely helpful in the operation.”
- Cam Munro, General Manager of Egelabra Merino Stud.
SimpliFly™ brings together information on strategic flystrike management from a range of technical sources in an easy-to-understand, accessible format. Attendees will leave the workshop with resources customised to their specific property and management approach that they can use immediately on-farm. The whole-of-farm management calendar has been designed to integrate flystrike management activities with other farm activities such as animal husbandry and pasture management, as well as much-needed holidays!
“Everyone knows about flystrike, but for all of us there is still more to learn about the fly itself, the really practical tips that can help us reduce the risks, and the range of management options available. I now know more about flies and flystrike than I ever have before.”
Nathan Scott – SimpliFly™ Accredited Advisor
UPCOMING SIMPLIFLY™ WORKSHOPS
SimpliFly™ workshops are available in partnership with the AWI state grower extension networks. To find out when there is going to be a workshop available near you or to register your interest in a SimpliFly™ workshop in your region, we encourage you to contact your state grower extension network and sign up to their free newsletters. For contact details and information about AWI’s state grower extension networks visit www.wool.com/networks.
RESOURCES USED IN SIMPLIFLY™
Have you attended a SimpliFly™ workshop? Links to the publicly available resources that were used or referred to in the workshop are below.
- Anaesthetics and Analgesics at Lamb Marking Fact Sheet
- Causal web of ovine breech flystrike in Australia
- Dealing with Dag Fact Sheet
- Managing Breech Flystrike Manual
- Plan Prepare Conduct Best Practice Lamb Marking Training Guide
- Flystrike Prevention and Treatment Chemical Guide
- Guide to using the AWI Flystrike Chemical Selection Wheel
- It’s Fly Time! Preventing and Treating Flystrike Factsheet
- It’s Fly Time! Recognising and Monitoring Flystrike Factsheet
- SimpliFly Treatment of Flystrike Standard Operating Procedure
- SimpliFly Reducing the Presence of Flies Standard Operating Procedure
- SimpliFly Effective Chemical Application Standard Operating Procedure
- Managing Chemical Resistance Factsheet
- Understanding Chemical Resistance Factsheet
- MLA and AWI Visual Sheep Scores Guide
- Dealing with Dag Advisor Manual
- Blank Management Calendar (Excel)
- Example Management Calendars
- FlyBoss.com.au and the FlyBoss Flystrike Tools
It’s Fly Time!™
Prevention, monitoring and treatment all play key roles in integrated flystrike management in the lead up to, and during, high-risk flystrike periods. It’s Fly Time!™ provides a succinct introduction for woolgrowers on managing flystrike during high-risk periods; including tips for preventing flystrike, information on prioritising sheep for monitoring and treatment, and options for treating sheep when flystrike does occur.
Look out for upcoming live It’s Fly Time!™ webinars on the AWI events page, held in the lead up to, and during, high-risk flystrike periods.
There are only a small number of chemical groups registered for flystrike control, so it is important to prolong the usefulness of these chemicals for as long as possible. By implementing resistance management strategies, woolgrowers can slow the development of resistance, which will help maintain the effectiveness of the currently registered chemical products.
AWI has made available a range of resources for woolgrowers and their advisors about blowfly chemical resistance to ‘demystifly’ this complex, yet important, issue. You can access them at wool.com/demystifly.
INFORMATION FOR ADVISORS
AWI’s Flystrike Extension Program supports woolgrowers to improve the lifetime welfare of their sheep, reduce their reliance on mulesing and crutching, optimise chemical use and increase whole farm profitability through the provision of practical information and tools and access to accredited advisor support on flystrike management.
Check out the Call for Expressions of Interest for AWI Flystrike Extension Program for information on how you can get involved, or contact:
Emily King – AWI National Extension Manager
0437 523 036
MORE INFORMATION ON FLYSTRIKE
For further information on AWI’s Flystrike Extension Program visit www.wool.com/flystrikeresources.
For more detailed information on flystrike management, including access to interactive decision support tools, visit www.flyboss.com.au.
For information on AWI’s flystrike research, development and extension program, visit www.wool.com/flystrike.