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Offline Wyobeefshower

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Prolate Fly Spray
« on: July 06, 2013, 10:59:43 AM »
I have always mixed diesel instead of water in with my Prolate to make it last longer. However, I have been having to spray my steers almost two times a day versus every other day this year. I'm not sure if it is because the diesel I am using is old or highway diesel, instead of dyed, but I need a new method because now both of my animals have bad dandruff. Some help please? I've got ideas for how to take care of the dandruff, but they won't help unless I have a new idea for fly spray.  :(

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Re: Prolate Fly Spray
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 08:14:09 PM »
Try using the water instead of diesel.  Also you may need to switch to another product, check the active ingredients and get a spray that is different from what you're using, you could be dealing with a immunity issue on the flies.  Get some conditioner on them to help with the dandruff and/or use a dandruff control shampoo.

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Re: Prolate Fly Spray
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 09:03:49 PM »
Water isn't strong enough. It only works for about five minutes, which is why I use diesel. Do you have any suggestions on another good fly control product?

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Re: Prolate Fly Spray
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 09:22:09 PM »
Repel-x, and cylence work good for me.  CAn't call the name right now but there is one in a purple jug that I like that kind of smells like cedar a little.  Pyrahna(sp) is good too.

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Re: Prolate Fly Spray
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 09:46:57 PM »
Might try mineral oil instead of diesel.
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Re: Prolate Fly Spray
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 01:34:08 PM »
Thanks guys, I will give those a try. I don't know what is wrong with the stuff this year. This is the first time in eight years I've had this problem.

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Re: Prolate Fly Spray
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 05:31:32 PM »
Endure fly spray works well. It's actually for horses but it works on show cattle too; it's a little expensive ($20 per bottle) but it really works. It doesn't smell as bad as Prolate either IMO. I always had pretty good luck with the Prolate mixture too for both spraying and back rubbers but I never used it on show cattle.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2013, 05:34:28 PM by Rocky Hill »

 

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