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Fly Control - Don't Delay!

Although we may see flies as just a nuisance, uncontrolled fly populations can significantly affect your livestock's health. As well as general welfare issues including discomfort and pain, flies can also have the following affects:

  • Reduced milk yield in cattle by up to 20%
  • Increased incidence of summer mastitis
  • Reduced calf weaning weights by up to 9kg
  • Risk of blowfly strike in sheep
  • Reduced reproductive potential in sheep
  • Downgraded quality of wool clip

Different species of flies are active at varying times of the year. This means, a summer long threat is present with waves of irritants emerging throughout the season. Frequent preventative treatments throughout the period of risk are essential to keep existing flies, as well as newly emerging populations, under control.

If you delay treatment until significant numbers of flies are noticeable, it will be difficult to adequately control fly numbers! Reproduction of the existing population will have already commenced, meaning hundreds to thousands of eggs will be lurking in the surrounds, waiting to hatch and compound the problem.

Cattle Treatment

Spotinor treats and prevents infestations of lice and flies. Dosing is very simple, all cattle require a 10ml dose applied in one spot on the mid-line of the back at the shoulders. Treatment should be repeated every 4-8 weeks!

Sheep Treatment

Ectofly treats and prevents head flies and blowfly strike. It can be used any time of year, including off-shears. Dosage and application method is dependant on the main aim of treatment. Refer to the information sheet for full details. Treatment should be repeated every 6-8 weeks for prevention of blowfly strike.

Start treatment early before a problem even arises to maximise success!

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