REGIONAL SPORE COUNTS FOR OPOTIKI

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CAPE RUNAWAY         30,000
45,000
     
WAIAUA   225,000
150,000
150,000
330,000
    75,000
150,000
95,000
335,000
330,000
25,000

COAST         165,000      
MARAENUI                
TIROHANGA     190,000
135,000
         
HUKUWAI                
OTARA            
 
WAIOEKA                
WOODLANDS 55,000 55,000 0   75,000   25,000
75,000
55,000
PAERATA RIDGE                
WAIOTAHE                
OHIWA                
NUKUHOU                
WAIMANA   50,000
40,000
    90,000 40,000
75,000
0 10,000
15,000
REGIONAL SPORE COUNTS FOR WHAKATANE

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WAINUI                
TANEATUA                 
WHAKATANE                
AWAKERI                
THORNTON             35,000  
EDGECUMBE PLAINS             0  
OTAKIRI                
ONEPU                
KAWERAU                

Spore counts are based on randomly chosen paddocks throughout the district, with grass samples supplied on a regular basis by these contributing farms. The grass sample is cut from grazing height at several points throughout the sample paddock so as to give an accurate count. 

If you would like to check the spore count of a particular paddock or area you can bring a sample in to us at either our Opotiki or Whakatane clinic. You need to provide at least 60g of grass cut (not pulled up) at grazing height, and make sure to include grass from several different parts of the paddock. The grass should be supplied in a clean, dry plastic bag. You can expect to receive the result of the spore count by the end of the day. 

When the spore count is high it's time to get protecting your animals from Facial Eczema. Click here to download our Facial Eczema handout.