Back Rub for Cattle

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Back Rub for Cattle

Postby Bamadan » Wed May 10, 2017 9:34 pm

What do you use on back rubs (other than a fly and or lice treatment). For example: a farmer had told me he mixes his treatment with Mineral Oil (bout $20 a gallon). Not trying to be cheap, but if something else is just as good, I'd be interested.
Would like to hear ideas from others, anything, if you believe it works...Thanks
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby Hogtiming » Wed May 10, 2017 9:56 pm

Diesel and your fly dope
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby dun » Wed May 10, 2017 11:30 pm

Hogtiming wrote:Diesel and your fly dope

Us too
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby greybeard » Thu May 11, 2017 12:04 am

same here.
One year, I mixed 50:50 diesel/hyd oil with the pesticide and it seemed to work better than just diesel--stayed on their backs better but someone told me it probably irritated their skin more too.
I'm glad diesel is cheap this year.
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby dun » Thu May 11, 2017 2:38 am

Seems like a recall from somewhere that Brahman influenced cattle are negatively affected by diesel.
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby M.Magis » Thu May 11, 2017 9:31 am

I thin down used oil with diesel, enough it'll soak in, and add some permethrin.
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby kentuckyguy » Thu May 11, 2017 11:35 am

Never used a back rub. Do the cattle figure out that it helps with flys and want to use it?
Or do you have to create a pinch point they will use?
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby Hogtiming » Thu May 11, 2017 8:16 pm

kentuckyguy wrote:Never used a back rub. Do the cattle figure out that it helps with flys and want to use it?
Or do you have to create a pinch point they will use?

I make it where mine have to use it to get to another lot,water mineral etc. if I just hang it up mine will walk around it every time.
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu May 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Bamadan wrote:What do you use on back rubs (other than a fly and or lice treatment). For example: a farmer had told me he mixes his treatment with Mineral Oil (bout $20 a gallon). Not trying to be cheap, but if something else is just as good, I'd be interested.
Would like to hear ideas from others, anything, if you believe it works...Thanks


I quit the rubs years ago with the advent of Cylence or Ultra Saber .
Actual long term fly control.
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby M.Magis » Thu May 11, 2017 9:15 pm

Growing up, dad used to get crude from the gas well and soak pieces of old carpet draped over a cable hung between two trees. We hust hung them in random places the cows liked to loaf. They knew what they were and loved walking under them. These days my cows almost need to be forced under them. Thats why I used UltraBoss now.
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby kentuckyguy » Fri May 12, 2017 12:39 pm

I'm just a newbie and was looking for a way to get the flys off my heifers without having to get the in a chute.
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby talltimber » Fri May 12, 2017 12:48 pm

Walk through them with a pump up sprayer, if they will tolerate that. A little feed poured out makes for a good distraction. I can get most of mine like that, but I've also added a backrubber that they have to walk under if they want mineral and water out of the ball water.

I'm a little hesitant to use diesel. I seem to remember cows back being burned by the diesel fuel or used motor oil my grandpa used to use in his?
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby Bright Raven » Fri May 12, 2017 1:02 pm

Never used back rub. I treat in the pasture with UltraBoss about every 20 days.

3 mL per 100 lbs up to 30 mL. So I take the bottle, pour out some in a container and fill a needleless syringe to 30 mL. I can walk up to their side and squirt it down their back.

I have treated twice this spring. Getting the best results I have every gotten.
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby M-5 » Fri May 12, 2017 1:21 pm

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Bright Raven wrote:Never used back rub. I treat in the pasture with UltraBoss about every 20 days.

3 mL per 100 lbs up to 30 mL. So I take the bottle, pour out some in a container and fill a needleless syringe to 30 mL. I can walk up to their side and squirt it down their back.

I have treated twice this spring. Getting the best results I have every gotten.

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Tell the truth !!! this is what you use to keep the flies off. If one lites on her back you just brush it off gently
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Re: Back Rub for Cattle

Postby Bright Raven » Fri May 12, 2017 1:24 pm

M-5 wrote:[ ]
Bright Raven wrote:Never used back rub. I treat in the pasture with UltraBoss about every 20 days.

3 mL per 100 lbs up to 30 mL. So I take the bottle, pour out some in a container and fill a needleless syringe to 30 mL. I can walk up to their side and squirt it down their back.

I have treated twice this spring. Getting the best results I have every gotten.

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Tell the truth !!! this is what you use to keep the flies off. If one lites on her back you just brush it off gently

:D. How did you know?
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