Pest Management Considerations for your Operation
Joseph W. Ward, Ph.D
For Livestock farmers, dealing with pests’ ins one of the most expensive and time consuming chores that comes with raising healthy livestock. A variety of insect and mite pests affect the cattle industry. House flies, stable flies, face flies, horse flies, deer flies, cattle grubs, lice, and mange mites all are common and significant pests of cattle. Many factors come in to play in both preventing and fighting pests, including the time of the year, the type pf animal and the conditions in which animals live and are raised.