Ticks on cattle

pseag

Farm Hand
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Ticks in my area were so bad last year, and the year before. I didn't notice them on my cattle but another farmer in my town did. I hear they are going to be bad again this year. How do you protect your cattle from getting ticks? If you ever had this problem, how did you get rid of them?
 

RichZ

Bean Stalker
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I keep a flock of guinea fowl on my property. They love to eat ticks and do a good job of keeping their numbers down.
 

Almost Eden

Golden Chicken
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Supposedly you'll have less of a problem if you cut back the brush around your property and keep your pasture cut short. I've tried that though, and I didn't think it helped much. It still might work for you though.
 
 
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