5 Apr 2016, 11:57 AM
AHDB Pork Blog
Flies are fascinating! Shropshire Pig Club had an evening learning about fly control with David Reece from Oakwood Farm Services and Farm Train.
There are more than 100 diseases that can be transmitted by flies and up to 60 of these are zoonotic, ie can be transferred to humans. This is through either the nasty nippers or regurgitators sicking up their last meal. You don’t want to think about what that might have been!
The group heard about control methods for both straw and slurry-based systems, but the message was, get them while they are young as larvae. He also advised doing regular fly counts just in case there are any complaints against you and the local environmental health officer comes a-calling.
Two further evenings on this topic will be held on 6 and 7 April at the Fens Pig Club and Midlands Pig Club, respectively. More information on the AHDB Pork website.
By AHDBPork at 5 Apr 2016, 11:57 AM