Controlling Flies on Livestock with Altosid IGR
During the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention's Annual Trade Talk, one of the many newsmakers on hand was Tracy Harris with Central Life Sciences. And for a lot of years now, CLS has been helping livestock producers maximize their profits by controlling profit-robbing insects.
"Fly infestations greatly impact production on dairy farms and beef cattle operations. Left unchecked, some fly populations can swell up to 4,000 flies per animal, which translates to a huge economic loss. Without a proactive fly management program in place, diseases and reductions in weight and milking productivity resulting from flies can take a significant toll on the comfort of animals and an operation's bottom line.
ClariFly® Larvicide and Altosid® IGR from Central Life Sciences provide producers with protection against the damaging impact of flies. The products do not have a direct effect on production, but provide control for the nuisance flies that do. Both product lines are mixed into cattle feed and passed through the cow's digestive system and into manure where they interrupt the life cycle of the fly, preventing development into the adult stage. The active ingredient in each line of products–Diflubenzuron in ClariFly® Larvicide and (S)-methoprene in Altosid® IGR–provides target-specific modes of action that are not harmful to birds, fish, reptiles, mammals or beneficial insects."
To learn more, visit www.centrallifesciences.com.
That's your Land and Livestock Report-I'm Russell Nemetz.