New heifer tub provides enhanced fly control

Published on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:01pm

New heifer tub provides enhanced fly control

Purina® HEIFERSMART® Booster Tub + ClariFly® helps keep heifers growing during warm weather.

Article provided by Purina Animal Nutrition

Looking to enhance your heifer program? Purina Animal Nutrition is excited to introduce Purina® HEIFERSMART® Booster Tub + ClariFly®. This one-of-a-kind product helps keep fly populations at bay and set heifers up for success by maintaining intakes and growth rates during fly season.

“Flies cause added stress to heifers, which can affect lifetime growth and production,” says Amber Mirabal, associate marketing manager with Purina Animal Nutrition. “The HEIFERSMART® Booster Tub + ClariFly® helps curb fly populations while providing key nutrients heifers need to be productive in the lactating herd.”
The HEIFERSMART® Booster Tub + ClariFly® helps keep heifers growing with:
An insect growth regulator that prevents the development of horn, house, face and stable flies in the manure.
High-quality yeast culture to optimize dry matter intake and support reproductive performance.
An industry-leading blend of trace minerals to support growth[1], reproductive performance[2] and first lactation milk production.[3]
A convenient delivery method for heifers housed indoors.
To be most effective, feed this tub 30 days before average temperatures reach 65°F and continue feeding until 30 days after the first killing frost. Reducing fly populations with a feed-through larvicide is just the beginning. Keeping your heifers on track for a profitable first lactation requires a fly control program with multiple approaches.
Other management practices to complement a feed-through larvicide include:
Cleaning calf, heifer and cow pens regularly
Storing manure and bedding away from calf and heifers

Keeping feed fresh and dry
Determining if additional fly control items are needed
The HEIFERSMART® Booster Tub + ClariFly® is just one option in Purina’s HEIFERSMART® portfolio of products. These customizable options deliver protein, minerals, vitamins and supplements as well as fly control to keep heifer growth on track and support an earlier age at first calving. Contact your local Purina expert to learn more, or visit
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[1] Hopkins Brinton A. and Witlow, Lon W, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service; Feeding Dairy Heifers from Weaning to Calving.
[2] Spears, J.W. 1996. Organic trace minerals in ruminant nutrition. Anim. Feed Sci. Tech. 58:151-163.
[3] Santos, J.E.P.E.J. DePeters, P.W. Jardon, and J.T. Huber. 2001. Effect of prepartum dietary protein level on performance of primigravid and multiparous Holstein dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 84:213-224.