The Trouble with Flies

Fly Fact 1

Among the diseases of greatest concern is mastitis in sheep and goats. The disease leads to decreased milk production.

Fly Fact 2

Stable flies will mainly feed on the legs and flanks of sheep and goats, which causes them to consume less feed, to grow at a slower rate and to convert less feed into body mass.

Fly Fact 3

When infested by stable flies, livestock will bunch – an indication that performance/cost of gain is being affected to the point of profit loss.

Sheep and Goats

Fly management programs, on farms that handle livestock such as sheep and goats, need to be proactive. Fly populations can grow quickly and spread to neighboring operations and communities. When stable fly populations reach 50 to 60 flies per animal, you can see a dramatic reduction in performance. ClariFly® Larvicide will not directly affect livestock health or production, but it will take care of the nuisance flies that do.

Contact your feed distributor today to implement ClariFly® Larvicide Livestock Premix 0.67% into feed to help protect your sheep and goats from flies.