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Agnes Luwesi, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

Agnes Luwesi, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

She has experienced fly reduction on stable flies as well as houseflies within her homestead as the cow pen is within her compound. The cows are calm when milking and they feed well as they are more peaceful. The animals are healthy unlike before installation when they used to have hoof wounds. Before the installation, it would cost her 12,000 Ugx (4.8 USD) to buy fly repellant sprays. When milking, she would experience cow dung splashes into the milk due to stamping / tail wagging. She would loose approximately 5 litres of milk once or twice in a month as a result of the cows kicking the milking bucket. The animal wounds are now healed, no milk bucket pours and the quality of milk supplied to the collection point is clean.

David Tugume, Dairy Famer, Uganda

David Tugume, Dairy Famer, Uganda

"Flies have reduced considerably and his animals are at peace, comfortable and easy to milk."  There has been an increase in the daily milk production. He used to get 80 liters per day, now he gets 110 liters per day (an increase of 30 liters). This has contributed to an increase in his daily income.  Contamination by flies to the milk collected is reduced since the fly population has reduced. He is encouraging farmers in his cooperative to purchase the new livestock net.

Madam Nshangano, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

Madam Nshangano, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

There was a drastic reduction of flies on the calf pen. The calves used to get a lot of diarrhea but since the installation they are still fine and free of diarrhea. When she saw the benefits of ZeroFly® Livestock, she decided to purchase for her milking parlor where she has 21 cows. Her milking staff now milk in peace without being bitten by the flies and the cows are also very calm and there is no more kicking of the buckets and tail wagging.

Mr. Hannington, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

Mr. Hannington, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

There’s no more tail wagging during milking as it used to be before installation. In addition, he would lose 2-3 milk buckets as a result of the cows kicking the buckets due to fly bites when being milked.  After the installation, the cows are calm when being milked and there is no milk loss. The milk also used to have some flies in it but now there are no more flies in the milk.
The herdsmen/workers are also motivated and milk very well since the flies also don’t bite then anymore. Before the net was installed they used to dodge and give excuses not to milk due to the painful bites by stable flies locally known as “kawawa”. In terms of milk production, Mr. Hannigton used to get 30 liters (from 7 milking animals) but now he gets 34-36 liters daily and expects more. Mr. Hannington has is also experiencing a reduction of mosquitoes and houseflies in his house, his family and visitors have peace of mind and can now sit outside which they couldn’t do earlier.

Mr. Mukasa, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

Mr. Mukasa, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

"There has been a big reduction in the number of flies ever since the ZeroFly® was installed the animals are at peace and feed comfortably. Before the installation, one of the cows had wounds around the hind quarters near the udder area because of flies, but now its healing and its recovering steadily with hair starting to grow around the affected area." Before purchasing ZeroFly® Livestock, the fly burden was too much and the wounds on one of his cows were getting worse. He had used over Ugx.1 million ($400) as treatment costs ever since it got sick, and for every visit for a vet, he was charged Ugx. 100,000 ($40) which he has started on saving as the vet doesn’t need to come any more. He has invited some farmers to have a look at the “wonder” net and how it’s working in reducing the fly population which has increased after the onset of rains.

Mrs. Ruyondo, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

Mrs. Ruyondo, Dairy Farmer, Uganda

Since ZeroFly was installed she has witnessed a marked reduction in fly population even when the rainy season is on. There has been also an increase in the milk production from her animals. She used to get an average of 400 liters of milk per day before installation and now she gets 600 liters per day, an increment of 200 liters daily worth ugx. 60,000 (USD 24). This has dramatically increased her daily income which has improved her and the family’s livelihood. 

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