Why use a backrub?

 There are various methods for combating flies around your cattle or horses, ranging from ear tags to dips to sprays. We believe that backrubs are by far the best way to control flies; they are not only labour-efficient but just as importantly are very effective. We find that both cattle and horses adapt easily to using backrubs.


Benefits of using backrubs include:

  • Reduces labour cost
  • No need to muster to re-treat your cattle
  • Reduces stress
  • Easy to install and relocate
  • Keeps fly population low
  • Cattle can treat themselves on demand in the paddock
  • Lower treatment cost per animal (~$0.30/head/wk)
  • Easily accommodates fluctuating herd sizes
  • Capital outlay quickly recouped by maintaining cattle quality