What Fly Repellant Do You Use On Cattle?


Flies about now, ive tried a few types over the years, but have stuck with spoton, find that it needs repeating a few times through the season, more so in rainy weather, or thats what increases the flie burdon? I would love to see some sort of trial with all types of fly control from types you pour on the animal, to buckets, never used, to ear tags? Comments please and whats your experience advice etc?


West Northants
Spoton or spotinor here, choice based on price and availability. We tend to need 1 - 3 applications per year to each cow and calf group, only treating the cows though and mostly through gateways as we move paddocks.


Mixed Farmer
SW Scotland
Downland Zermasect 2 or 3 times over the summer and garlic in the lick buckets seems to work here.

And we have a lot of flies due to woodland and river frontage. Other place has less flies and garlic works ok on it's own.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...