Flies will start breeding as early as March and populations can develop really quickly!
Flies can spread diseases such as summer mastitis, salmonella and New Forest Eye. Moreover, significant fly populations interfere with grazing and have been shown to:
• Reduce milk yield and quality by up to 20%1,2
• Reduce growth rates by up to 19%3
So if not controlled, flies can quickly get out of control and have a seriousimpact on the performance and productivity of your herd.
Early insecticide treatment of cattle can help to reduce fly populations. Applying a proven insecticide such as Deltafort® early in the season will both reduce the first wave of attack and cut next generation fly numbers.
As well as treating cattle early, it’s also important to keep on top of the fly problem as you move through the warmer months. Several repeat treatments may be required, so plan ahead.
Deltafort® is an easy to use pour-on insecticide, with a zero milk withhold, available in a range of pack sizes.
So act now to stop flies from taking off with your profits this year, fight them early with the help of Deltafort®, only available from Carrs Billington.
1. Taylor D.B. et al. J. Med. Entomol. 2012, 49(1): 198-209, 2. Zenner L. Bulletin des GTV No 30 – Juin/Juillet/ Aout 2005, 319-322, 3. Campbell J.B. et al.. Faculty Publications: Department of Entomology 2001, Paper 27.
Deltafort® Pour-on solution for cattle and sheep contains10mg/ml Deltamethrin. POM-VPS. Advice on the use of this medicine, or alternatives, should be sought from your medicine prescriber. Further information available on the SPC or from Virbac: Virbac Ltd, Woolpit Business Park, Windmill Avenue, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9UP, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1359 243243, Fax: +44 (0)1359 243200, UK: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Use medicines responsibly www.noah.co.uk/responsible.