VitaFerm® Offers the Best Fly Control for Cattle 

best fly control for cattle

Best Fly Control for Cattle

Ready or not, it’s fly season. With Midwest winter days in the 70-degree temperatures and an influx of precipitation across parts of the country, it is ideal breeding conditions for pesky flies. 

As cattle producers, you already know how troublesome flies can be. After all, flies cause more than $1 billion of damage to our industry each year. That’s why it’s important that you take proactive measures to control flies before they become a nuisance. 

The Best Fly Control for Cattle Starts Inside the Animal

Although there are numerous ways to control flies, and we recommend using more than one simultaneously, your cattle always need a quality vitamin and mineral supplement. That’s why BioZyme®, makers of VitaFerm®, offer products with fly control to give producers a multi-purpose product. 

At BioZyme, we make several fly control mineral options for cattle that include ClariFly®. ClariFly is a four-fly larvicide that prevents house flies, stable flies, face flies and horn flies from developing in and emerging from the manure of treated cattle.  

The primary benefit of ClariFly is our four-fly claim. Different fly species become pests in different management scenarios. Horn flies and face flies are typically bigger nuisances in the pasture because they seek out fresh, undisturbed manure piles to lay and hatch eggs in.  

Conversely, house and stable flies are peskier in confinement areas like feedlots, pens, corrals or barns. In these areas, manure build-up exists, and wet, organic matter like feed or hay serves as great places to lay eggs.  

The Benefits of ClariFly  

According to Gary Felger, Central Life Sciences Regional Sales Manager, research has shown that ClariFly will control up to 96% of the fly population. This is true when fed 30 days before you expect your first flies to arrive and continue to feed 30 days after your first hard frost. Furthermore, it poses no harmful effects to beneficial insects.  

Even if you already have flies, it is not too late to start feeding a product with ClariFly, Felger said. The life cycle of a fly is about three weeks. Since the product is passed through to the manure where the eggs are laid and hatched, you should start seeing results in about three to four weeks.  

Feeding a fly control mineral for cattle with ClariFly is an efficient, economical way to help control flies. In addition to its four-fly claim, it is a convenient, labor-saving way to control the fly population. You are already feeding mineral. Therefore, this is a convenient method of getting fly control into your cattle, without the labor of spraying or implementing other external methods.  

All of the BioZyme products with ClariFly also contain AO-Biotics® Amaferm, a prebiotic research-proven to enhance digestibility. Therefore, you are keeping fly pressure down, while also improving your herd’s health and overall digestibility. 

Best Fly Control for Cattle with ClariFly 

VitaFerm offers several options of mineral that combine Amaferm and ClariFly for optimal results. We feel this is the best combination because your cattle are getting a premium mineral with Amaferm and the fly control they need to keep them healthy and performing. 

VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® 5/S with ClariFly® 

VitaFerm Concept•Aid 5/S with ClariFly is a premium free-choice 5% phosphorus vitamin and mineral supplement with ClariFly for beef cattle designed to support reproductive success. In addition to Amaferm, it contains ClariFly to stop horn, face, stable and house flies in their larval stage. It includes organic copper, iodine and zinc for maximum bioavailability, innate immunity and hoof health. It also contains high levels of Vitamin E to support reproductive tract repair and milk quality. 

VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® 5/S HEAT® with ClariFly® 

VitaFerm Concept•Aid 5/S HEAT with ClariFly is a premium free-choice 5% phosphorus vitamin and mineral supplement with ClariFly for beef cattle. It is designed to be fed when temperatures are above 70 degrees or when cattle are grazing fescue all designed to support reproductive success. 

Ready for VitaFerm? 

Are you interested in supporting your operation with the best fly control for cattle? VitaFerm can help. We offer several products for every producer. Not sure which mineral will best suit your operation? Use our Product Navigator tool to discover the best product for your herd. 

You can buy VitaFerm fly control mineral or any VitaFerm product from a BioZyme dealer near you. Find your local dealer today. 

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