Save Money with Horn Fly Control
Ready to save money? We’re talking horn fly control today with Paul Kropp of Central Life Sciences. I had a chance to talk to Paul about the stress that horn fly infestations can have on cattle. If you’re stressed, you don’t perform well. It’s the same whether you’re a human or an ungulate.
“Our economic losses are about $40 a head is what the data will show. So just by decreasing those fly populations and keeping them under 200 per head, we see upwards to about a 15% increase in average daily gain. We see that return on investment about a 13 to 1.”
Return on investment for what? He’s talking about Altosid IGR – a feed-through solution for horn fly control.
“Altsosid IGR, being an insect growth regulator, is a really unique product on the market. Even though it’s been out for a long time, we have no instances of resistance that’s been documented. And the reason why that’s been is that we are mimicking a natural hormone within that fly. So, that fly as it’s going through its development process thinks they’re being fully developed but they really are not, and so we never see that emergence of that adult fly.”
One study confirming a 15.8% increase in daily weight gains for cattle treated with IGR.