Fly Parasites & Control
For a number of years we have been utilising fly parasites as part of our fly control protocols to build a sustainable reduction in fly population on farm.
Biting and nuisance flies cause all sorts of problems during the summer, especially on dairy farms and more intensive systems. Issues include summer mastitis and New Forest Eye, as well as reduced grazing time through increased cow movement and subsequent reduced yield.
Fly parasites enable you, as livestock farmers, to take a proactive, cost-effective approach to issues caused by biting and nuisance flies In turn, you can reduce insecticidal and antibiotic use, whilst improving potential herd performance during the spring and summer months. It is a long term approach to reducing your overall fly population. Therefore we do encourage that you utilise in conjunction with other traditional methods of fly control for the first few years.
We have had some brilliant results on farm from the use of fly parasites. Some farms have now seen such a reduction in fly population, that they have now reduced the number of fly parasite bags used.