organic fly control

RDH rdhopkins at americanpasturage.com
Sat Jul 6 21:36:17 EDT 2002


Joe,

Poultry, kelp, diversified forage, and a rotational grazing program in that
order.  Chickens following the cows will eat the fly larvae preventing
development of adult flies.  Kelp appears to increase their immunity to fly
born diseases such as pink eye.  Forbes in the pasture may have natural
insect repellents.  A rotational grazing plan keeps the cows ahead of the
fly lifecycle.  There may be some other more costly methods, but this works
for us.

RD
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Joseph Stuchlak [mailto:joeda at maqs.net]
  Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2002 7:27 PM
  To: Market Farming
  Subject: [market-farming] organic fly control


  Does anbody have a source of organic fly control for a small herd of beef
cows? Any ideas would be appreciated.
                                  Thank you,
                                Joe Stuchlak
                               Rustic Acres
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