Video: The scoop on scooping the poop


Pasture hygiene includes “picking up the poop”, says parasitologist Martin Nielsen. “I know many, many people who do that with great passion and enthusiasm. Or, should I say, many people get their husbands to do it.”

But is it effective? Find out in the latest segment of our short video series.

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3 thoughts on “Video: The scoop on scooping the poop

  • November 5, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I know that some people are advocating the spreading of rotted muck heaps back onto the paddocks as fertiliser. Is this safe?

    • November 7, 2019 at 9:38 am

      Hi Caroline!

      If the manure has been well composted, all the parasite eggs and larvae will be dead. They don’t tolerate temperatures above 40 C, and will die within a couple days.


      Martin K Nielsen

  • November 8, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Hi with all the drought how can the parasites live in the poo – we are in NSW and there is just no grass – in fact, anything to eat where we are?


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