FARM LIFE NEWS
Profit Drain
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:08 AM CDT

Flies are never easy to ignore. Scott Warren says without a good control program, fly populations would explode in the 1,000-head commercial cow herd he manages at North Carolina's Buffalo Cattle Company. During the years, he's come to rely on a combination approach, a one-two punch, to control horn and face flies. It includes a feed-through insect growth regulator (IGR) in his mineral mix and a pour-on insecticide.

Horn flies are one of the cattle industry's biggest profit drains. These bloodsuckers have a direct impact on milk production and weight gains.

"If horn ...

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