Horn Flies

Fly control for beef cattle

There isn’t really a “best thing” for flies. Each producer should consider the options and choose the one that is best for his individual situation. FULL STORY »

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Justin Talley and Derek Scasta discuss horn flies on cattle, control options and the related research study underway at OSU. FULL STORY »

Fly control for California cattle

Cattle pests, such as flies, cost cattlemen both in treatment expenditures and in lost production, due to irritation of the pests and the diseases they cause or transmit. FULL STORY »

Summer fly control on cattle

With summer conditions come the worry and loss associated with fly infestations of cattle. FULL STORY »

Controlling horn flies on cattle

Economically, the horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans (L.), is the most important arthropod pest of pastured cattle in the United States. FULL STORY »

Fly control in beef cattle herds

Insecticides have been placed into numbered Insecticide Groups (1 – 28) based on how they work against insects. FULL STORY »

External parasites on beef cattle

Arthropod pests limit production in the beef cattle industry by affecting animals in many ways. External parasites are the most serious threat since they feed on body tissues. FULL STORY »

Fly control with beef cattle

Horn flies are small pests that can eat a big hole in a cattle producer’s profits. Horn flies cause production losses by reducing gain, feed efficiency and milk production. FULL STORY »

Fly control: The basics

As temperatures start to rise, and we enter the heat of the summer months, it is important to have a strategy in place to control and limit the negative effects of flies on the herd. FULL STORY »

Controlling flies on pastured cattle

With record setting temperatures this spring insects are making an earlier appearance this year. FULL STORY »

Management tip: Horn fly control

Can you help me advise a rancher on the value of the use of fly control ear tags in calves? FULL STORY »

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