Deworming of cattle

Asked April 13, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

How effective are deworming blocks? I have no cattle pen to run the cattle through a shoot for pour on and cannot get close enough to administer any orally. Spring is here and I would like to start as soon as possible. Also, would the beef still be considered organic when using a dewormer?

Wilkes County Georgia

1 Response

Using deworming blocks are better than not deworming at all. The major draw back is, how do we make sure each animal gets the recommended dose of medication.

Beef would only be consider organic if the dewormer being used is an organic approved product. Please contact your local county extension agent Frank Watson to discuss further. Frank can be reached at: 706.678.2332