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Fly control for beef cattle


April 26, 2023

As the temperatures begin to slowly warm, it is time to start thinking about warm weather parasite control. Controlling external parasites on beef cattle can provide a benefit not only to cattle comfort but also benefit the bottom line. Controlling flies can help prevent decreased gains, added expenses, and prevent disease.

Of external parasites, flies are the most prevalent. Horn flies, stable flies, face flies and heel flies can be extremely harassing and annoying to cattle. When flies become bad, we see cattle bunch up and use group swatting to keep the flies stirred up and off of t...

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