Fly Monitoring for Grazing Cattle – 2013
In a Nutshell
Control of flies and other parasites is important for livestock health, productivity, and farm economics. Fly observations were conducted approximately twice monthly. Tests were done to detect effects of different days, weather conditions, and other factors on the fly counts. Results from the Schmidt’s this year suggest adequate fly control from the Ecto-Phyte™ and fly trap barrel. Results from the Corys suggest a seasonal increase in fly counts as the weather gets hot and dry, and then declining populations towards the end of summer.