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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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The Best Treatments for Pinkeye

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on The Best Treatments for Pinkeye

This article was first published in April of 2018. I’ve updated it with information drawn from the comments readers shared when it was first published. When visiting Greg and Jan Judy a few weeks ago, I asked Greg “What do you do about pinkeye?” “We don’t treat it,” he said. “We found that if we […]

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Best of OP – More Ways to Keep Flies Off Your Livestock

By   /  July 1, 2019  /  Consider This  /  6 Comments

There’s more than one way to skin a cat or catch a fly. On Pasture reader Fred Forsburg was inspired to share his method of keeping flies off his cattle by the article several weeks ago on Loran Shallenberger’s Farm Hack Fly Trap. We thought you’d like to see what works for Fred. We love […]

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