Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

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Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby kentuckyguy » Thu May 25, 2017 9:45 am

I'm new to cows and am looking for an easy way to control the face and back flies on my cattle. I was wondering if anyone has tried the 10% permethrin mixed in a sprayer? I was planning to spray my small herd while they were eating some feed one evening.

My cattle are very calm and I can easily get close enough to spray them. I plan to use something better when I move them to the other pasture field and have better handling facilities.

So what I'm getting at is will this work? According to the label it's a suitable application method.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby M-5 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:47 am

yes it will work fine.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby snoopdog » Thu May 25, 2017 9:48 am

Yes ,common practice
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby Nesikep » Thu May 25, 2017 9:48 am

Some of my cows HATE the spray.. I can usually get them if I have a wet sponge though.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby Craig Miller » Thu May 25, 2017 10:14 am

Nesikep wrote:Some of my cows HATE the spray.. I can usually get them if I have a wet sponge though.


Yeah there something about that sound even for normally tame cows. I think it reminds them of a snake.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby kentuckyguy » Thu May 25, 2017 10:26 am

What kind of oil do you add to it? The directions call for mineral oil if I remember correctly.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby M.Magis » Thu May 25, 2017 10:37 am

In my experience, a shot of UltraBoss lasts a LOT longer and works better than permethrin. Suck some up in a syringe (no needle) and squirt it along their back.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby Douglas » Thu May 25, 2017 10:42 am

works fine. It might spook them at first. So you need them shut up in a small pen so you can finish.
Problem is rain washing it off. I use a rub now where premethrin is mixed with diesel. The have to go under it to get to the minerals.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby Nesikep » Thu May 25, 2017 10:59 am

I use Absorbine Ultrashield... it's what's available here, and works well.. I dilute it about 4:1 with water and it's effective for a long time.. we have very little rain around here though
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby Bright Raven » Thu May 25, 2017 11:36 am

M.Magis wrote:In my experience, a shot of UltraBoss lasts a LOT longer and works better than permethrin. Suck some up in a syringe (no needle) and squirt it along their back.


That is what I do.

The permethrin mix I used last spring before switching to UltraBoss was a 1% synergized mix.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby kentuckyguy » Thu May 25, 2017 2:13 pm

I plan to use ultraboss when I move them to the other pasture.

It just kills me to see those flys wearing them out so I'm going to do something.

What oil would you recommend me to add to the sprayer? And how much of it?
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby Bright Raven » Thu May 25, 2017 3:04 pm

kentuckyguy wrote:I plan to use ultraboss when I move them to the other pasture.

It just kills me to see those flys wearing them out so I'm going to do something.

What oil would you recommend me to add to the sprayer? And how much of it?


Good for you. I cannot relax myself if I know my cows are miserable.

I have never used 10 % so I don't know what you dilute it with.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby JW IN VA » Thu May 25, 2017 4:19 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
kentuckyguy wrote:I plan to use ultraboss when I move them to the other pasture.

It just kills me to see those flys wearing them out so I'm going to do something.

What oil would you recommend me to add to the sprayer? And how much of it?


Good for you. I cannot relax myself if I know my cows are miserable.

I have never used 10 % so I don't know what you dilute it with.


A new chemical compound- H 2 O

Seriously, the rubs work great with a mixture of diesel and 10 per cent.Mix according to label.Ultra Boss is good,too.
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Re: Spraying 10% permethrin on cattle

Postby JW IN VA » Thu May 25, 2017 4:50 pm

If you buy the rubs from PH White,the instructions come in it.
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