Alternative Parasite Management–Are We There Yet

Published Feb 2, 2004

PFI producers have been researching alternative methods of parasite management for at least five years, much of that time with the aid of a grant from the Organic Farming Research Foundation. The interest in alternative parasite management has grown along with specialty markets for organically raised meats. So far, the on-farm investigations have failed to discover a “silver bullet” treatment as effective as the synthetic wormers used in conventional livestock production. We are, at least, learning how to do this kind of research.