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Fly control for Livestock

By: Mike Boersma, Extension Educator & 4-H Program Director, Murray & Pipestone Counties

I am sure you have noticed the abnormally high insect populations this summer. High populations of biting insects are not only a nuisance-and sometimes a health risk-for humans, they can also lead to reduced weight gain and feed efficiency and increased incidence of diseases like pinkeye in livestock. Below is the link to the complete article for more information to help try to control insect populations and resulting problems, i.e. pinkeye.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/efans/small-farms/2014/07/fly-control-for-livestock-1.php

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