Fly Monitoring for Grazing Cattle – Preliminary Study

Published Jan 5, 2013

In a Nutshell

Accurate estimates of fly populations help producers evaluate the level of stress cattle are experiencing. Accurate estimates are also needed to evaluate the efficacy of fly control methods. We compare measurements across farms and fly control treatments. Photos were taken of cows’ faces and sides for comparison with field counts. No relationship was found between face counts and side counts. The project will continue in 2013.