A laboratory test to determine Facial Eczema tolerance is looking positive, paving the way for more detailed investigation. Beef+LNZ’s General Manager Farming Excellence Dan Brier, says the study, conducted by AgResearch, aims to produce a commercial test, readily available for breeders and commercial farmers. FE is estimated to cost the New Zealand up to $200 million per year. It causes damage to an animal’s liver and skin lesions creating poor lifetime performance, reduced fertility and increased culling.