Sheep Welfare Scheme 2022




  • Oldcastle laboratories Ltd comply with the Vetqas Parasitology Proficiency Testing (PT0114) for laboratory number 1340 – Oldcastle Laboratories and are therefore granted approval by DAFM to carry Faecal Egg Samples under the 2021 Sheep Welfare Scheme.



  • The Sheep Welfare Scheme requires participants with Lowland flocks to carry out a minimum of 2 Faecal Egg Counts per annum between 1st June 2022 and 30 September 2022.



  • For Hill Flocks 1 Faecal Egg Count  must be carried out on lambs within 4 weeks post weaning, depending on farming practices this can be any time throughout the scheme year.



Click Here to Download SWS Submission Form : SWS Submission Form


  1. Call us to book the correct kit.
  2. Pay for your testing.
  3. Have your kit delivered to you door.
  4. Return and receive results within 24 – 48 hours.
  5. We will pass all the necessary details onto DAFM for you.


Call the office on (049) 8541160 to arrange your testing kit today!