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Old 05-25-2021, 09:38 AM   #1
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Flies are bad on cows this year. I cannot keep up with spraying, dusting, and pour on. Anyone else having any luck controlling flies?
Anyone using a pass through mineral or rabon lick?
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:49 AM   #2
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My flies come and go. Ive got a small herd and small farm. Ive been free ramging my chickens and they like to go scratch through the cow poop pretty good. Seems to help.
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Old 05-25-2021, 10:13 AM   #3
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Thanks Briar. I do not have a flock of chickens to trail behind the herd. The hawks would make quick work of them.
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Old 05-25-2021, 10:18 AM   #4
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If you are a small property owner and have a convenient pinch point that cattle must travel through regularly, we've had good luck with The Cattle Curtain filled with mineral oil and permethrin.
https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Armor-...a-854433932157
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Old 05-25-2021, 12:02 PM   #5
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Flies are bad on cows this year. I cannot keep up with spraying, dusting, and pour on. Anyone else having any luck controlling flies?
Anyone using a pass through mineral or rabon lick?
This fly block with 20% protein may be a good option if you have a West Feeds dealer in your area that carries them: https://westfeeds.com/product/cattle-horse-fly-block/

The block has a 26+ year history of being an easy and helpful way to control flies. If you have a dealer in your area that has them in stock and are interested, please let us know, and we would be more than happy to help you with the price to give them a try.
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Old 05-25-2021, 12:17 PM   #6
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Thanks. I cannot read the label, but will look at it online.
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Old 05-25-2021, 03:12 PM   #7
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Where Or what is the price on block please
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Old 05-25-2021, 03:21 PM   #8
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I tried the Rabon block from tractor supply. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/search/rabon%20block? Two cows each with a 1 month old calf went through the block in 8 days. Not cost effective. Cows had a good mineral block out before the rabon block so i know they were not mineral deficient.

I then bought a JustiFly 44lb Salt Block - https://championanimalhealth.us/coll...y-a-salt-block On the champion website click on Find a dealer and call a dealer. Dealers in my area had it for $30-34.00. Ive had the salt block out for about 3 weeks and the cows are licking it at the same rate they do a salt block so I should get 3 months out of it. As far a fly control, I'm not sure. Some days there are fewer flys and others days there are considerably more. Pass through fly control should be started in early spring before the fly population gets bad. I know I didn't get started early enough because flys were really bad when I started the pass through . I've had to spray a couple of times so far. Hopefully, the pass through will decrease the fly population. Time will tell.

If you feed loose minerals, JustiFly makes a 360gram pouch that you add to a 50lb bag of minerals. Tractor supply has the small pouches https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...4?cm_vc=-10005
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Old 05-25-2021, 03:35 PM   #9
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What is best way to control flies in your camp area

Lease has cattle
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:12 PM   #10
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Quickstrike..... Tractor Supply sells it. put it on carboard add a piece of fruit or what ever you like they will come to it like crack once they land on it they do not leave.. they will quiver and fall over dead right there.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:08 PM   #11
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Where Or what is the price on block please
They are $14.00 a block at our headquarters in West.

To purchase through a feed store that sells our products, it's best to call in advance to ensure that they'll have the blocks in stock and get their pricing.

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Old 05-25-2021, 07:21 PM   #12
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Doesn’t Golden Malrin work on flies.?
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:01 PM   #13
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Crystal Lix with clarifly
It’s mineral tub with fly control.
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:19 PM   #14
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no luck either
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:29 PM   #15
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I've had good luck with the back rubbers treated with diesel and fly control concentrate of choice and change it up whenever flies get immune to it. Important to keep it treated on a regular basis.
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:59 PM   #16
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The Horn Fly lays eggs in the cow manure. I try to regularly pick up the manure for composting (yeah, it is a LOT or work); it seems to cut down the fly numbers as those numbers go up when I slack off for a week or so.
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Old 05-25-2021, 10:35 PM   #17
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Doesnít Golden Malrin work on flies.?



This ^^^^^
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Old 05-25-2021, 10:47 PM   #18
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Doesnít Golden Malrin work on flies.?
Thatís what it is for.
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Old 05-26-2021, 07:56 AM   #19
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Anyone have any luck with the fly ear tags?

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Old 05-26-2021, 08:38 AM   #20
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quickstrike for camp or just general area. just spread it on the ground all around and you will be fly free in a few hours.
Pen cattle we always treat the ground around the pens. and some sort of feed block like the one west showed.
Pasture cattle we just left alone. Got to be to much money for treatment and figured if they could eat cactus with the thorns on it they would be ok with flys.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:01 AM   #21
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We use Fly Rubs and Syrup Tubs with Fly control as well as Spraying them.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:19 AM   #22
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My feed store did not have blocks, so I got a syrup tub with fly control. I will spray them this weekend if it doesn't rain, but they are bad this year.
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:41 AM   #23
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Either buy mineral with IGR already in it (I like Moormans, or PVM), or buy a bag of IGR to add to your loose minerals. A good feed store, or ranch outlet that mixes feed should have it.

Passes through the cow to the manure. Sterilizes them so than cant reproduce. It won't get them all, but will help keep them regulated.
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