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Preventing Blowfly Strike

We are expecting rain and this will increase the risk of blowfly srtike

It is estimated that 12,000 sheep die in the UK each year from Flystrike


So it is a serious problem and prevention is better than cure

Product choice is limited but does exist & you need to balance Withdrawal period against length of activity and type of activity.

Possible volatile lamb future prices lean towards products with short withdrawal to give flexibility in marketing lambs

There are 2 types of Pour ons

1. Insect Growth Regulators - these are purely preventative

2. Pyrethroid Insecticides these can be used as preventatives but they also can used to treat existing strikes

Application technique is really important

Speak to your RMJ Rep or Farmcentre to discuss the best options


 

 

 


 


 

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