Pest control is a major issue in animal-based agriculture due to the impact of these pests on productivity. Insects annoy and irritate animals, transmit disease, reduce weight gains, and reduce production. Producers have gone to extraordinary lengths in sanitation, manure and litter removal, facility design, and air handling to eliminate potential entry points and breeding areas for flies and other insects. Still, situations remain that are most effectively handled by an insecticide application.
The global market for fly control products in the 12 countries studied totaled over USD 470 million in 2015 at the manufacturers’ level. Brazil is the leading country with over 40% of the volume based mainly on its large beef herd. The United States is second with an estimated 20% market share.Continue reading