Nuisance flies can be pervasive and costly to both confined and pasture cattle in North America. Horn flies alone cost North American cattle producers over $1 billion each year. Add face flies, stable flies and even house flies to the mix and you've got a potent threat to cattle production. These disease carrying, biting pests increase cattle stress, lower resistance to illness, and affect feeding to the point of causing fluctuations in weight gain.
Central Life Sciences offers insect growth regulators, Altosid® IGR Feed-Thru for cattle in pasture, and ClariFly® Larvicide for confined cattle, to control the flies that affect the bottom line. Both products are feed-throughs that work in cattle manure, where flies lay their eggs, to stop future populations of biting, disease carrying adults.