Elanco have been tracking the blowfly season for over 5 years and have seen that the start can fluctuate year on year and can even vary considerably across different areas on the same farm. Blowflies are dependent on soil temperatures rising above 9 degrees Celsius. Over the last few years, the first reported cases of strike has varied from April to early May. As a result, it is always important to act early and use a preventative as soon as the weather starts to warm up.
To report a case of strike so that farmers and the wider industry can be prepared is simple – click the button below to use the online reporting form. Alternatively you can contact your Elanco representative or email elancoUK@elanco.com with details of blowfly activity on your farm.
Watch farmer David share his experiences with blowfly management
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CLiK® EXTRA 65 mg/ml Pour-On Suspension for sheep contains dicyclanil and is
indicated for the prevention of blowfly strike on sheep caused by Lucilia sericata or Wohlfahrtia
magnifica. CLiK® Pour-On for sheep contains 5% (w/v) dicyclanil and is indicated for the
prevention of blowfly strike due to Lucilia sericata or Wohlfahrtia magnifica on sheep.
CLiKZiN® Pour-On Suspension for Sheep contains the active ingredient dicyclanil and is
indicated for the prevention of blowfly strike on sheep due to Lucilia sericata.
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