Livestock IPM Videos
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|Integrated Fly Management Around Confined Livestock|
|Winter-Active Parasites on Dairy Cattle Video (1991)|
Integrated Fly Management Around Confined Livestock describes how to detect fly populations and manage them effectively. The video is available by contacting Keith Waldron, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two common pests on dairy farms–the house fly and stable fly–can lower milk production, reduce how efficiently feed is used, expose the herd to disease-causing organisms, and cause blood loss. Fly pests develop so rapidly that under ideal breeding conditions, one fertile house fly could generate 300 million offspring within three months! Furthermore, house and stable flies easily develop resistance to insecticides, making management a difficult chore.
What are the steps to success?
- Understanding the life cycle of the fly and learning its requirements for breeding.
- Monitoring to identify specific locations where flies congregate, and where extra care should be taken to clean and eliminate fly breeding areas. Three monitoring methods–baited traps, sticky ribbons, and spot cards–are described.
- Practicing sanitation, so that animal stalls and pens, feed preparation areas, spills around silos, and other "hot spots" can be kept clean.
- Using beneficial organisms, such as predaceous beetles and mites, small parasitoids, and disease organisms.
- Applying appropriate insecticides properly and in the right places.
This 35 minute two part video shows each step in detail and lends itself to group discussion. Part one introduces the identification and biology of house and stable flies. Part two details methods to manage these confinement area pests using an integrated approach. After viewing it, farmers will grasp why fly populations on IPM farms are 50% lower than populations on non-IPM farms.
Winter-Active Parasites on Dairy Cattle Video (1991)
Information on various parasites, including lice, grubs, and mites, to help farmers minimize losses. Close-up photography shows exactly how to look for and identify specific parasites. Control methods are presented using integrated pest management (IPM) considerations. 29 min.
The video is available by contacting Keith Waldron, Email: email@example.com.