Rain soaked rubs

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lilmac

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We have been getting rain here "thank the Lord". I just got a new rub and it got me thinking. How do you keep the rain from soaking the rub. In years past I reactivated it after every good soaking but thought that I would ask for your input. I even went so rar as to bend a piece of tin and made a roof over it but the cows was able to reach it and scratch thier backs so needles to say, it did not last long. So what do you do?                                                                                                                                                                       Mac
 

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Hoo-ray for rain. We are still parched and dry, getting drier.

Really you don't. I just recharge about monthly or when the rope gets dry (or I remember to do it). When the ropes are wet they are difficult to do (usually don't even try). If the flies get bad I use a pump-up sprayer, mix up a batch of 10% permethrin and water and give em a light spray.

I do have a couple under some sheds and under the drip of a mineral feeder. The rest are strung from low tree branches where they like to hand out.
 

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I find the rubs work best if you REALLY soak them when they and the weather are dry, especially when they are new. This way they are saturated with diesel/permethrin mix and when it rains the rain runs off. If it is rainy I resoak about every 2 weeks. When it is dry I resoak once a month. The key is when you see a lot of flies on your cattle it is time to resoak the rub. Jim
 

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1982vett":2kfjje7j said:
Really you don't. I just recharge about monthly or when the rope gets dry (or I remember to do it). When the ropes are wet they are difficult to do (usually don't even try). If the flies get bad I use a pump-up sprayer, mix up a batch of 10% permethrin and water and give em a light spray.

Same here.
 
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