Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
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 I , 1 . i I I I I I Ii I I I i i i 1-1, 1'1. 11 i 1
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