Horn fly and face fly control with the Dustacator® combination mineral feeder and livestock dusting device

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dc.contributor.author Mock, Donald E.
dc.contributor.author Schalles, R.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-12T19:25:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-12T19:25:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6503
dc.description.abstract Dustacators (combination mineral feeders and livestock dusting devices) were used for four beef herds at Kansas State University in 1985. Loose mineral was supplied in all four Dustacator tubs, which were adjusted to low settings. Permethrin dust had no apparent effect on horn flies. Co-Ral® from two sources and Rabon® provided approximately 65% horn fly reduction during the 53-day test period. The 1986 experiment compared the effects of Dustacator mineral tub height adjustments and loose vs. block mineral. Co-Hal 1% dust from a single source was used in all treatments on two Simmental herds and two Polled Hereford herds. Excellent horn fly control was achieved and maintained except for a temporary increase in horn fly numbers in early September in all treatments. Face fly control was inadequate in all treatments in both years. Use of block mineral was related to reduced mineral consumption and self-application of more insecticide dust. High tub adjustment was related to greater mineral consumption but reduced self-application of insecticide. The degree of fly control was not correlated with amount of insecticide used either on a per-cow or per-herd basis. Simmentals consumed nearly twice as much mineral per head as Polled Herefords, but they used only 20% more insecticide. Including the cost of 1% Co- Ral dust and equipment costs amortized over 5 years, Dustacators provided acceptable horn fly control and some reduction of face fly numbers for $1.62 per cowlcalf pair, plus labor. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-363-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 539 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Horn fly en_US
dc.subject Face fly en_US
dc.subject Dustacator® en_US
dc.subject Dust en_US
dc.subject Mineral feeder en_US
dc.title Horn fly and face fly control with the Dustacator® combination mineral feeder and livestock dusting device en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 24 en_US
dc.citation.spage 20 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1988, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1988 en_US

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