HOW DO THEY WORK TO CONTROL BUFFALO FLY?
Backrubs soak and feed a oil/chemical mix or organic solution.
The oil carrier allows the oil/chemical mix or organic solution to be evenly distributed as cattle rub themselves against the backrub.
We use AC Backrub Oil with great success.
AC Backrub Oil is specially formulated for use on backrubs.
THE SELF FEEDER
This uses a kink-resistant reinforced poly tubing to connect to a drum containing the oil/chemical mixture or organic solution. It is advised to strain the mixture to help prevent blockage in the self-feeder mechanism.
The backrub must be submerged for a few hours to completely saturate the rub in the mixture. Then hang the backrub over the container to drain the excess off. With the use of a tap on the drum you can maintain continuous saturation without you needing to attend to it.
The tap should only be opened enough to service the backrub. If the mixture is dripping onto the ground, the tap is open too much, resulting in wastage of mixture.
A.C. Backrubs are engineered to stand up to the harsh Australian conditions which have been proven over hundred of properties in Australia. Designed for durability, simplicity and saving time.
SPECIAL SELF FEEDER
If you need to treat mixed size cattle from calves to full-grown beasts, we can make a SPECIAL SELF FEEDER to be hung on an angle.
THE PLAIN BACKRUB
Requires pouring the oil/chemical mixture or organic solution by hand onto the backrub after the initial soaking.
After the first week, apply further 2 to 4 litres of mixture: then only 2L should be necessary every 10 days or when needed during fly season.
THE AUTO FEEDER
This system can be programmed to mainatin saturation without needing to attend to the backrub.
MOBILE BACKRUB FRAMES
Mobile frames are a real asset for the cell grazier, or for strip feeding.
Moving the backrub from paddock to paddock with the cattle.