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.
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