Flystrike Tools

The Flystrike tools can assist you in developing a Flystrike Calendar that is suitable for your location and your enterprise using historic long-term weather data for your location.

FlyBoss Flystrike Risk Simulator (Downloadable)

This is a comprehensive program that allows you to compare two different management systems. It will need to be downloaded with local flystrike data risk files from within 5 kms of your chosen location. 

This program estimates the risk of flystrike then makes adjustments for:

  • management options such as shearing and crutching;
  • breech modification;
  • chemical preventive treatments including optimising the timing of treatments;
  • effect of breeding for reduced breech strike.

Flystrike Quick Tools (Online)

These are two separate tools that can be quickly used online, but do not include options to select for breeding. Location data is from a nearby weather station and is not as accurate as the downloadable FlyBoss Flystrike Risk Simulator. Both these tools make adjustments for:

  • management options such as shearing and crutching;
  • breech modification;
  • chemical preventive treatments including optimising the timing of treatments.

They are presented in two different Tool formats:

  • Check flystrike risk and optimise treatment time;
  • Compare two management systems for flystrike control.
ParaBoss thanks Brian Horton of Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, for development of the Flystrike Tools.