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Livestock Insecticide Ear Tag Trials 1982

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Title: Livestock Insecticide Ear Tag Trials 1982
Author: Meyer, H. J.; Kopp, Dennis D.
Description: The article begins with a brief history of the insecticide livestock ear tags. These gave an impressive season long fly control in trials conducted in other states. The authors wanted to demonstrate this new control technique to North Dakota with the application of single Atroban Cattle Ear Tag to steers in Logan county in 1981 which demonstrated excellent results. They authors expanded these trials in 1982 to other locations and added other insecticide impregnated ear products which were deemed potentially beneficial to North Dakota cattle ranchers. The objectives of the study in this paper was to demonstrate how this type of application technique could fit present spring livestock handling procedures in the state, to evaluate the efficacy of fly control provided by each of the products available on the market in the state at this time and, finally, to provide a demonstration trial of this new fly control technique to livestock producers in several different geographic areas of North Dakota. The trial fly used in these trials was he Haematobia irritans, the horn fly. the results of Ectrin, Gardstar, Y-Tex and the the Permecto-Strip are given. The results were the same across the board. The application of these tags increased body weight of calves which added value per treated animal per day. The setup fee for these tags could be recovered in simply five days per animal.
Date: 1983
Subject: Pest control
Livestock production
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5492

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