1154—Cattle Fly Ear Tag Decisions…Cattle Impact on Great Plains Natural Resource Use

  • Fly Tag Alternatives
  • Cattle Environmental Footprint
  • Dairy Fly Control



00:01:07—Fly Tag Alternatives–K-State veterinary entomologist Cassandra Olds talks about the discontinuation of chlorpyrifos insecticidal ear tags for cattle, and what options are available to producers who either currently have supplies of that ear tag type on hand or are looking for alternative tag products…she also harps upon the importance of rotating the different classes of fly control chemistry, which goes beyond just the ear tags




00:12:07—Cattle Environmental Footprint–K-State beef geneticist Megan Rolf and graduate researcher Drew Lakamp discuss his recent study, which linked certain key genetic traits of beef cow herds to natural resources use, including grazing land, crop land and water…he used an intricate simulation tool to evaluate the “environmental footprint” of cattle in the Great Plains region




00:23:08—Dairy Fly Control–On this week’s edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk picks up on the topic of summer fly control for the dairy herd




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