Altosid® IGR XRB
Season-Long Horn Fly Control from a Single Application Bolus
Altosid® IGR XRB
Season-Long Horn Fly Control from a Single Application
The constant biting of horn flies inflicts excessive stress on cattle and affects overall weight gain and production.
Cattle are vulnerable to horn fly populations and the diseases they spread, such as mastitis. Blind quarters in the udders, caused by this disease, can seriously hinder milk production and affect the entire operation. Cargill has partnered with Central Life Sciences to develop a fly control bolus containing Altosid® IGR to help give cattle producers more flexibility and options when it comes to horn fly control. As the only one-time use, orally administer fly control solution for cattle producers, the Altosid® IGR XRB provides cattle consistent, season-long fly control regardless of mineral consumption or location, lasting up to 195 days. Altosid® IGR has historically been available in several different feed-through options, and now available in a bolus. The delivery mechanism has changed; effectiveness of the horn-fly control has not.
Fly Control Bolus
Altosid® IGR XRB delivers horn fly control with the same method utilized in the rest of Altosid® IGR product line, relying on the animal to distribute the active ingredient in the manure. After the bolus is orally administered, it settles into the cow’s rumen where it will dissolve over time, releasing the active ingredient, (S)-methoprene, consistently for up to 195 days. This ensures that cows receive consistent, season-long horn fly control. The active ingredient is then passed through to the cow’s manure where horn flies lay eggs. By disrupting the horn fly life cycle, it effectively prevents the development of pupae into biting adult flies.
By employing proper horn fly control, such as Altosid® IGR XRB treatment program, producers can protect their cattle’s health and productivity for both present and future generations.
Features & Benefits:
Breaks the horn fly cycle with the active ingredient (S)-Methoprene
Produces a strong ROI with weight gains up to 15% higher vs. untreated cattle*
No impact on beneficial insects and non-target species
Offers customers more flexibility when it comes to horn fly control
Provides reductions in horn flies which cause heifer mastitis and blind quarters
Interested in purchasing Altosid® IGR XRB?
The following list of dealers have ordered Altosid® IGR XRB and will begin selling mid-February, while supplies last.
|Cattlemen's Feed & Ranch Supply
|Polk City, FL
|W & W Supply Co of Florida Inc.
|Glisson's Animal Supply
|Okeechobee Feed Inc.
|Davidson Feed & Supply
|Beachner Grain Inc.
|CJ Feed & Supply
|Allen County Farmers
|Clark Coop Inc
|SSC Stanford Service
|Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply-Thayer
|Shawneetown Feed & Seed
|Bogue Chitto, MS
|Stillwater Milling Co.
|Apache Farmers Coop Association
|Big Country Farm CTR
|Davis Feed & Fertilizer
|Jacoby Feed & Seed
|Standley Feed & Seed
|The Boyce Feed and Grain
|EverGRO - Orange Brand
If you are unable to locate Altosid® IGR XRB and would like to join our distribution waitlist, please complete our waitlist form at the link below. You will be notified via email when supply is available.
For more information, contact a Cargill Beef Consultant today.