Feed Lot

JUN 2018

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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10 FEED•LOT June 2018 PEST AND PARASITE CONTROL Premise sprays are often used in barns, on bunks and other areas where flies tend to concentrate. The effectiveness of any spray can be influenced by a variety of factors. The type of flies targeted, a residual versus quick kill approach, nozzle size, cleanliness and other environmental situations can all impact the success of a spraying program. Understanding these factors will help get the most benefits from a premise spray BY JILL J. DUNKEL CONFINED CATTLE POTENTIAL IMPACT REST ON BREED IN FEED ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHERE TO TREAT HOUSE FLY Can cause aggravation, reduced feeding, pen avoidance Manure, soil, fences, weeds, trees, buildings, etc. Manure, moist/ decaying materials Manure, old feed, waste, sweat, tears Flies on structures and animals, around feed Constant cattle movement Bunching, tail switching On Animal Ear Tag, Pour- On, Spray, Dust Facility Spray, Bait, Dust Environment Spray, Bait Feed-Through Oral STABLE FLY Can cause blood loss, reduced weight gain or weight loss, reduced milk production Barn walls, fences, weeds, etc. Manure, moist/ decaying materials Blood (cattle) Flies on lower legs of cattle Cattle stomping or bunching Constant cattle movement On Animal Ear Tag, Pour- On, Spray, Dust Facility Spray, Bait, Dust Environment Spray, Bait Feed-Through Oral get the most from your premise spray

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