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StephB

  • Joined Feb 2010
Flies are driving my cows crazy
« on: July 30, 2020, 08:55:18 pm »
Can anyone recommend an effective fly treatment for my poor cows.


I have a Mole Valley Farmer or Wynnstay near me or I can buy online.


It is so easy with the sheep, buy the Clik and it deters flies so effectively but nothing I have tried seems to work with the cows.


Contemplating Spot-on next but not sure if that is any better than what I have previously used.


I have tried Battles fly repellent, Fly-pour, garlic bucket and even Naff off which is a fly spray for horses.


Would love to hear what you are personally use thats effective for you.


Thanks


Steph
Living on a 6 acre smallholding in Dorset.
Jersey cow, Aberdeen Angus cattle, small flock of Poll Dorset x sheep, Occasional weaner pigs, Geese, ducks and hens.
Polytunnel / Veg plot.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Flies are driving my cows crazy
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 09:46:09 pm »
Spot-On works. 

I hate having to use it because of the environmental impact, but if you can't provide the cows with a habitat / shelter so that they can tolerate the flies then their welfare needs to come first. 
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

 

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