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Summer mastitis – still a danger

Summer mastitis usually occurs between July and September, affecting dry cows and maiden heifers. Trueperella pyogenes is the primary causative agent, but infections are often mixed. It is transmitted by biting flies so conditions that promote their existence are risk factors for disease – humid and damp weather, just what […]

2022-08-04T14:06:17+00:00August 4th, 2022|Beef, Dairy, Fly Control, Mastitis, Youngstock|

Farm fly control for every situation

Warm, summer hay-making days are on their way, despite some crazy early May weather we’ve been having, but with them come the dreaded nuisance flies. Flies are a burden on livestock and human welfare and it just takes one warm day for them to hatch and start causing havoc. Every […]

2021-05-28T12:04:14+00:00May 28th, 2021|Fly Control|

Taking the irritation out of fly control

The relatively mild and extremely wet winter has potentially failed to kill off over-wintering fly populations – so much so that as the weather warms up there could be an explosion in insects that both irritate ruminant livestock and transmit diseases.

Climate change is also influencing the way entomologists and animal […]

2020-07-15T11:11:18+00:00July 15th, 2020|Beef, Dairy|

A natural approach to fly control using fly parasites

For a few years now we have been distributing fly parasites to our clients as a new approach to fly control that aims to reduce reliance on chemical solutions and ultimately reduce the on farm fly population. We have seen some fantastic results over the years on farm and have […]

2018-07-17T09:29:15+00:00April 24th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Management|
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