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Sheep farmers are facing another threat to their livestock.
Cold weather and rising prices of feed and fuel have already made it a difficult year.
Now the climate is causing more problems by providing the perfect conditions for a dangerous parasite.
Jenny Longden reports.
Farmers across the region are being urged to protect their sheep from a parasite that can kill livestock.
Blowfly strike affects eighty percent of farms in the UK every year.
It can be easily prevented with a formula that stops the flies eggs from nesting on the sheep.
Sheep farmers in the region are being encouraged to prevent a parasite growth in lambs called blowfly strike
Blowflies lay eggs on sheep, which hatch into maggots and can prove fatal for livestock.
In the UK, 80 per cent of sheep farms experience blowfly strike and for farmers the economic cost can be huge.
A number of products that stop infestation from taking place can be sprayed onto sheared wool.
The parasite spreads in warmer conditions, so researchers are encouraging farmers to take action now.