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Fly Management to Reduce Pinkeye Problems

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

It’s July, and as usual, the most popular article at On Pasture right now is “The Easiest Way to Treat Pink Eye.” Why July? Well, that’s when fly populations seem to reach their peak, and one fly in particular, the face fly, is a big part of spreading pink eye through a herd. That means […]

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Garlic for Fly Control?

By   /  April 27, 2020  /  Livestock  /  7 Comments

You’ve probably seen testimonials from fellow farmers and ranchers who claim that feeding garlic can keep flies off their cattle. Maybe like me, you’re a bit skeptical. Could that really work? Well, actually yes. According to Canadian research in 2017, cows fed trace mineral salt fortified with garlic powder had 52 and 56 percent fewer […]

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