Dairy Farm Fly Control
“Within two weeks the adult fly population decreased dramatically and at the end of 30 days, there were no flies. “
“During the summer fly season of 2017, I recommended that balEnce be used on client farms; examples would be baby calf milk fed/feedlot finishing sites, bucking bull rodeo ranches, conventional and organic dairy farms. These sites were using a monthly premise spray program. Fly control was poor; the poorest controlled site was the baby calves on milk. The fly population here was out of control with flies on the face, eyes, nose, bedding and feeding buckets. balEnce was used to replace the previous fly control programs that were failing. At the calf ranch, balEnce was applied per directions on facility walls, ceiling, bedding, feeding equipment and directly on calves. Within two weeks the adult fly population decreased dramatically and at the end of 30 days, there were no flies. The baby calves were happy, less stressed and healthier without a disease vector fly population ruining biosecurity. The same results occurred at the other premises that switched to balEnce. “
RG Ovrebo, DVM, Minnesota
Depending on the Dairy Location, House Flies, Stable Flies, Horn Flies & Face Flies are problematic for dairy cows.
Dairy farm fly control is a challenge for any fly management program because of the different environments found around the dairy farm and the availability of fly breeding areas. House flies, stable flies, horn flies, and face flies can all be present depending upon the dairy location, time of year, and type of housing used.
Cows that are allowed access to pasture will encounter all of the fly species while those kept in free-stall housing may only have house flies as pests. Calf areas, as well as maternity and sick pens, all present challenges for dairy farm fly control. balEnce Organic Fly Spray has demonstrated excellent control of the adult flies and fly larvae that are problems in the diverse dairy environments.