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Author Topic: Flies on calves  (Read 338 times)

Small family farm

  • Joined Aug 2019
Flies on calves
« on: August 23, 2019, 11:44:56 pm »
Just wondering if it is safe to spray a little bit of fly raid on the calves back to remove and keep flies off of her.
Voss Electric Fence


  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Flies on calves
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 09:06:44 am »
Do you mean the Raid that comes in a can  , if so then I wouldn't be spraying it on a calf !  have a look at fly treatment for horses


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Flies on calves
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 09:30:47 am »
Spot on works very well. 

Citronella or tea tree work but you have to keep reapplying.

I keep meaning to have a go with the Battles products.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Flies on calves
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 05:57:04 pm »
I use Spotinor (used to be Pfizer Spoton) monthly on the cattle. Seems to help - also protects against ticks although not licenced for that.


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