Top 4 Targets for Fly Control Success
April 5, 2019
One of the keys to a good defense against flies on any cattle or dairy operation is to know which flies are causing problems and affecting herd health.
In cattle production, four key fly species are considered to be the most economically significant: the horn fly, face fly, stable fly,
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