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Wildlife on the Farm!


The Peterson Brothers

Momma says No More Pictures!


Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

Fly's are EVERYWHERE! They eat meals with you and sometimes bother you, but if you're a farmer you probably have a more bothersome relationship with them. In The Tennessee Cattle Business magazine Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Beef Cattle Specialist, writes about "Cattle Fly Control:  Preventing Economic Loss."  In the article he specifically talks about the two most problematic flies:  horn and face flies.  Horn flies harm cattle by sucking their blood.  I once got pretty banged up when a calf I was tying got bit by one, they do not like it at all!  Dr. Rhinehart says, "They can also transmit causes of blood-borne diseases." Blood-borne diseases can be nasty stuff!  The next fly is the face fly, they are the smaller ones that congregate around the head where they feast on the animal's mucus.  Face flies help spread pinkeye!  None of these side-effects of flies help the cattle or the farmer!  If a lot of flies take over they can be very detrimental to our indus…

FIVE inches of water, the flood, and the mud.