Landbou Radio – 14 October 2021

Know your enemy the fly. The life cycle of a fly is fly is as short as 10 days, but an adult female can lay up to 900 eggs in 30 days. Once adult flies appear, they are a nuisance to man and animals can causes some of the biggest problems in stock farming situations. They transmit a variety of germs as they are carriers of Salmonella, Pasteurella and E.coli. In our program of 14 October, Dr Arno Moore of Bio-Insectaries talks about an integrated fly management program. It consists of making use of various control measures such as reducing fly breeding sites, the wise use of chemicals and the introduction of biological fly agents. Prevention, reduction and management are key aspects in controlling flies.

Dr Japie van der Westhuizen, General Manager of SA Studbook talks about the importance of measurement in your farming enterprise. Evaluation and testing of your animals are necessary to enhance your operation and the performance of your animals. Having the data collected is not enough, you need to put the data to use. If you do not weigh your animals, you will be loosing out on invaluable data.

Suzanne Oosthuizen, Managing Director of Undercover Farming, has information on their Expo that will be held on 3 and 4 November at Allee Bleue Estate near Groot Drakenstein in the Western Cape. Visit their website for further information and make sure you are registered for this event.

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