Horn fly (Diptera: Muscidae) control and weight gains of yearling beef cattle.
Horn fly, Haematobia irritans (L.), populations were controlled on yearling cattle (n = 246) during the grazing season at moderate levels (68% control) with the use of organophosphate- and pyrethroid-impregnated ear tags. Weight gains of treated cattle during the 3-yr period were 17% greater than for untreated cattle. Results from this study demonstrated that yearling cattle of 25 or 50% Brahman, Bos indicus, breeding responded with improved animal performance in Louisiana when moderate horn fly control was achieved.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of economic entomology
Derouen, S., Foil, L., Knox, J., & Turpin, J. (1995). Horn fly (Diptera: Muscidae) control and weight gains of yearling beef cattle.. Journal of economic entomology, 88 (3), 666-668. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/88.3.666