Using genetics to fight Buffalo Fly

BUFFALO FLIES are estimated to cost the Australian beef and dairy industries about $99 million each year in lost production and treatment costs. There is also increasing fly resistance to many of the chemical control options.

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Many and varied: While Bos Indicus cattle are more resistant to Buffalo Fly than other breeds, there will still be a wide variation in levels of resistance within a herd. Photo: Pamela Lawson

But as RaynerAg's Alastair Rayner points out to Pamela Lawson, genetic selection may assist in the fight against Buffalo Fly.