Integrated pest management is commonplace for controlling crop pests and similar concepts apply to controlling livestock pests including using the right type of control at the right time for the right duration.
Worms, flies, ticks and lice are all costly to beef producers.
Taking care of internal parasites is an annual or biannual proactive measure producers follow to protect their cattle herds and ultimately their operations’ bottom line.
Feed-through fly control has without doubt become one of the most popular types of feed additives utilized in pasture-based beef production systems.
In his cow herd, Missouri rancher Mike John uses a long-acting injectable and pasture rotation to keep parasites under control.
Producers should focus more on parasite control and less on medicated feeds for dealing with diseases.
Weather, management and worm species play into deworming recommendations
A new video from the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) provides a basic explanation of drug resistance in livestock and management practices for retaining efficacy of products used on a farm.
Horn flies are blood feeding flies that impact production on cattle operations.