One important issue to consider is fly control.

While cattle producers are focused on breeding, pasture and herd health, one important issue to consider is fly control.

The horn, face, house and stable fly create a $4.19 billion economic loss to the cattle industry in the U.S.

Stable Fly
According to Stephen Blezinger for
Progressive Cattlemen, stable flies are blood feeders that cause cattle to stomp their legs and bunch at pasture corners to avoid being bitten.

These flies pack an extremely painful bite that can lower milk production 15-20%. The stable fly alone causes a $2.1 billion loss to the cattle industry.

These losses stem from the damage that the fly has on the performance of the cattle. “Research conducted at the University of Nebraska found that a reduction in average daily gain of 0.44 lb. per head per day in trials with animals that did not receive an insecticide treatment compared to cattle the received an insecticide application,” according to Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension Educator.

Just five stable flies on each leg of an animal will reduce feed efficiency and result an average loss of $45-$50 per animal per season.

Horn Fly
While the horn fly may be the smallest of cattle flies, they can create a detrimental impact to the cattle industry. These flies cause an economic loss to the cattle industry of more than $1 billion.

When horn fly numbers are high cattle experience blood loss leading to decreased milk production, reduced weight gains and negatively impact calf weaning weights from 4-15%, according to Boxler.

In addition, horn flies can transmit bacteria that cause infection that leads to long-term damage to cattles’ milk production. After the infection is cured, the cow is left with an inactive quadrant in the udder, referred to as a “blind quarter”.

Face Fly
These pesky flies can be found around eyes and muzzles of cattle. Face flies are associate with pink eye (Moraxella Bovis), which isn’t such a surprise once you realize where they hangout.

According to Jennifer Dorsett, Field Editor at Texas Agriculture Daily, “face flies usually lay eggs in fresh manure, but this pest will fly long distances between feedings.”

They cause an economic loss of $230 million to the cattle industry.

House Fly
The house flies can be hard to manage due to the fact that they migrate in larval stage. While they are seen as a nuisance, they can transmit 65 disease organisms to animals and humans.

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The economic loss in cattle due to transmission of these bacteria, like one which causes mastitis, is over $750 million in the U.S.

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