How to get cows to use the fly rub

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How to get cows to use the fly rub

Postby quartermeter » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:42 pm

I have it where they have to go under the rub to get to water. But I haven't seen them use it. I have rub over a 12 foot span and roped off another 12-foot so they have to go under rub to get the water. They just go on to the Rope. Going to tighten and lower the Rope so they can't go under it. They have rubbed on the ends of the rub a little bit. Guess it'll take time.

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Re: How to get cows to use the fly rub

Postby greybeard » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:06 pm

Most rubs I've seen including both mine are 10'. Make the opening only as narrow as the rub itself even if it mean blocking part of the opening off with teeposts. Generally, if flies are bothering them, once they go under the rub a few times, they'll prefer to use it on their own, if for no other reason than they aren't afraid of it any more.
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Re: How to get cows to use the fly rub

Postby M-5 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:02 pm

Hang bullets on the ends , but I take 2 pieces of hog panel and zip tie to ends so the gap is only 7 or 8' where they go thru
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