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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Harris, Roy T.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 48: fly time and milk production PDF (910.1 KB)



removed then flies need not be present in such numbers as to
be a plague.
   The fact is, that flies
are most troublesome       FLIES AEi UNPROFITABLE
on farms where the
least care is taken in                Because
the disposal of waste     They reduce the milk flow.
material and they find    They carry disease germs.
least encouragement on    They make the walls unsightly.
premises  where   the     They are poor advertisements.
strictest cleanliness is
the rule. The favorite
hatching place of the
fly is the fresh manure pile and it swarms about wherevex
ainimal or vegetable matter is leit to decIlpupn.
   THE DIRECT ROUTE.
From barn to field as produced.
   An ounce of prevention best cure.-The best control is pre-
vention. The best time to "swat the fly" is before he becomes
one. Therefore, remove their breeding places, which are
manure piles or refuse dumps. Clean up any spots where they
may congregate, and destroy eggs or larvae. By so doing the
nuisance is attacked at its source which is always the effective
way of handling such a problem and other precautions for
protecting live stock from annoyance have some chance of
accomplishing the desired end.
   At home in the manure pile.-"Swat" the manure pile and
thus effectively swat the fly. Perhaps we have over-empha-
sized the value of the manure pile. If so it is not intentional
for it is the manure and not the pile that is worth saving.
   The more direct the course of the manure from the stable
to the land the better; for the valuable elements are then fixed
in the soil where they are needed instead of being wasted
through leaching or fermentation. The manure-pile is an eater
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