Trial site : "Sarah Downs" Free Range Eggs, Whitmore Road , Glen Innes, 2370
Farm owners : Peter and Kerry Trow
Trial co-ordinator : Michael Sommerlad, "Poultry Works"
Objective of trial :
To determine the efficacy of "Asorbacide" in the control of external parasites of poultry, particularly red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae).
Target species :
Red mite – a small arachnid measuring 0.7mm X 0.4mm in the adult form. These blood sucking parasites shelter in protected areas away from the birds during the day, coming out and onto the birds as they perch during the night.