How Long Do Horn Flies Live? Breaking Down the Horn Fly Life Cycle
While the total life span of horn flies is slightly longer than one month, their populations expand quickly, causing infestations. In untreated herds, fly infestations can increase rapidly to upwards of 4,000 flies per animal.
With options for fly-control solutions growing by the day, it can be difficult to know which product to select. As you weigh your product options, consider the top three benefits to selecting horn-fly specific control.
By the Numbers: Study Confirms Altosid® IGR Improves Weight Gain
A recent stocker cattle study was conducted in northeast Oklahoma to observe the effects of Altosid® IGR on horn fly control, cattle mineral consumption and weight gain. Here is a breakdown of the study’s findings, by the numbers.
Get Ahead of Fly Season with the 30/30 Approach to Horn Fly Control
Without a fly control program in place, horn fly populations can swell up to 4,000 flies per animal. These pests can take up to 40 blood meals per day, leading to reduced weight gain and feed efficiency for your cattle.