The I-29 Moo University 2021 Dairy Webinar Series continues Friday, March 26 from 12 noon to 1 pm. This month’s topic is fly control strategies. Dr. Roger Moon from Minnesota will identify common pest flies and how to manage them on confinement dairies.
While horn flies and face flies are most commonly found on cattle in pastures, stable flies and house flies are more commonly found on cattle at the dairy. House flies are a nuisance for workers and cattle, often indicating a general sanitation problem. Stable flies, deer flies and horse flies, feed on blood from the back and legs, with stable flies having a long, bayonet-like proboscis that causes a painful sting.