Non-Chemical Fly Control in Beef and Dairy Herds

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1992: $1,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1994
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $650.00
Grant Recipient: Lowell Schroeder Farm
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Lowell Schroeder
Lowell Schroeder Farm

The final report was not received.


  • Animal Products: dairy, meat


  • Pest Management: general pest management

    Proposal summary:

    This project is exploring effective fly control with reduced or no chemical or purchased inputs.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    • Reduce fly populations to a lower level which reduces production losses due to blood loss, pinkeye, and cows bunching to fight flies.
    • Reduce purchased inputs (fly tags, sprays, feed additives).
    • Construct 2 fly traps according to approved plans and place it in the pasture near the watering point.
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.