A better future, with animals bred for resistance
Futureproof your animals to meet growing demand for chemical-free produce. Breeding for resistance helps create sustainable parasite management, preventing anthelmintic resistance and ensuring treatments remain effective.
PhenR provides farmers with valuable data enabling you to identify breeding animals that are naturally resistant to parasites. This lessens reliance on worming treatments and maintains performance.
Why is breeding parasite resistant sheep important?
Only 5% of parasite infestations are treated using drench treatments, while the other 95% remain on pasture. Save time and money, breed naturally resistant animals.
- Reduce the number of times animals require treatment
- Improve the value of your stock
- Produce naturally resistant animals that are less likely to contribute to resistance
- Breed genetically superior livestock
How PhenR works
The PhenR service is a simple five step process used by leading breeder and industry researchers. Breed superior, parasite-resistant animals with PhenR.
“PhenR is a great tool in the parasite management box. With increasing farm costs, reducing reliance on drenches needs to come from not only improved management but a genetic approach also.”
Rob Tennent - Waipukurau
Helping breed parasite resistant sheep
We work with leading sheep breeders and research organisations such as New Zealand’s AgResearch. WormFEC certification has been developed over many years in collaboration with AgResearch and a group of elite breeders. It enables breeders to show on a scale the degree of their animals’ parasite resistance.
Join the breeders who are naturally reducing the effects of parasites on their property.