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Insecticide suggestions

Postby Aaron » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:24 am

Had two 10' rubs that I bought years ago, cattle were always terrified of them. Tried 2 years and gave up on them - put them on wall of shed.

Did some experimenting on a mineral tub. Took a 10' rub and tied it under the flap of the rubber using the face flyps that go with the rub. Drilled (15) 1/2" holes in rubber lid - roughly 8" apart and 3" from edge. Seen a commercial product that did basically the same thing and thought it should work.

What is the suggestion for best insecticide? I was thinking Ultra Boss with diesel, but maybe Ultra Sabre instead?

Adds a fair bit of weight to the flap, but the cows have no problem getting under it.

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Re: Insecticide suggestions

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:21 am

Aaron: What is the suggestion for best insecticide? I was thinking Ultra Boss with diesel, but maybe Ultra Sabre instead?

Ultra boss is a broader spectrum insecticide than Ultra sabre. Ultra sabre is lambdacyhalothrin and piperonyl butoxide for control of horn flies and lice. Whereas Ultra Boss is permethrin synergized with piperonyl butoxide. Ultra Boss controls a broad spectrum of ectoparasites - lice, horn flies and face flies, and to aid in the control of horse flies, stable flies, mosquitoes, black flies and ticks.

Lambdacyhalothrin has a record of being very effective which is a strong favor for sabre but I like the boss for control of a broader range of ectoparasites and pests.
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Postby sim.-ang.king » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:29 am

I use 1 Oz of 30% permerthrin with 1 Oz of prolate per gallon. Add a little soap to help the water soluble bind with the oil.
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Postby rony albert » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:30 pm

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