Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags (SP)

Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags are a fast-acting, sustained-release insecticidal ear tag containing synergized S-isomer pyrethroid (SP) compound for Buffalo fly, Cattle Biting Lice and Paralysis Tick control.  

Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags have excellent activity against Buffalo flies, including Buffalo flies resistant to certain other insecticides.  A high loading of piperonyl butoxide synergizes this S-isomer and dramatically reduces the effect of pyrethroid resistance, making PYthon ideal for rotation with diazinon tags.  

Suggested synergized pyrethroid (SP) alternative – Cylence Ultra Insecticide Cattle Ear Tag

Active Ingredients: Piperonyl Butoxide @ 200g/kg & Zeta-Cypermethrin @ 100g/kg

Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags are unavailable for the 2023 – 2024 fly season.

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Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags (SP) PYTHON-TAGS Y-Tex

Description

Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags are unavailable for the 2023 – 2024 fly season.

Suggested synergized pyrethroid (SP) alternative – Cylence Ultra Insecticide Cattle Ear Tag

Active Ingredients: Piperonyl Butoxide @ 200g/kg & Zeta-Cypermethrin @ 100g/kg

  • Two tags should be applied per animal (1 in each ear). – Buffalo Fly and Paralysis Tick Control
  • One tag should be applied per animal (1 per head). – Cattle Biting Lice Control

Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags are a fast-acting, sustained-release insecticidal ear tag containing synergized S-isomer pyrethroid (SP) compound for Buffalo fly, Cattle Biting Lice and Paralysis Tick control.  

Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags have excellent activity against Buffalo flies, including Buffalo flies resistant to certain other insecticides (Up to 4 months, control of susceptible Buffalo Flies).  A high loading of piperonyl butoxide synergizes this S-isomer and dramatically reduces the effect of pyrethroid resistance, making PYthon ideal for rotation with diazinon tags.  

Y-Tex Python Tags exclusive Tri-Polymer matrix of non-toxic, inert constituents continuously delivers a high ratio of synergist to the insecticide for maximum insect-killing action.  PYthon’s net weight of 9.5 grams allows it to be used on cattle of all ages.

Why choose Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags;

  • Contains the active ingredients Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) & Zeta-Cypermethrin.
  • It is a Pyrethroid Tag.
  • Registered for use on beef and dairy cattle, including newborn calves and lactating dairy cattle.
  • Works very rapidly, usually eliminating Buffalo flies within one (1) day & provides up to 4 months of control of susceptible Buffalo Flies.
  • Brings proven weight gains.
  • Reduces the need for frequent insecticide treatments and mustering costs.
  • Works well as an integral component of an insecticidal rotation program with OPtimizer and other organophosphate ear tags to help prevent Buffalo fly insecticide resistance.
  • The name with uppercase “PY” informs end-users of the chemical class of the PYthon ear tag, i.e., PYrethroid. For rotation, OPtimizer is similarly named, i.e., “OP” for OrganoPhosphate.
  • Has Nil Withholding Period and Nil Export Slaughter interval.
  • It has a Y-Tex patented Snap-Lok™ collar for guaranteed retention against tag or button failure for five (5) months.
  • Uses the proven Y-tex two-piece application system.
  • It is rainfast and dip fast.
  • Can be safely used in conjunction with other pesticides and medicinal applications, e.g., cattle tick acaricides and anthelmintics.
  • It is environmentally friendly.

What is the effectiveness of Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags;

  • Up to 4 months, control of susceptible Buffalo Flies.
  • Aids in the control of Cattle Biting Lice on beef and dairy cattle
  • Aids in controlling Paralysis Tick on suckling beef and dairy calves for up to 42 days after treatment.

States Registered:

  • State: Qld, N.S.W., N.T., W.A. Buffalo Fly
  • All States – Cattle Biting Lice and Paralysis Tick

General Instructions for using Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags:

  • For Buffalo Fly control:
    • Apply only when fly numbers exceed acceptable levels.
    • Removal of tags at four (4) months will ensure fly populations are not exposed to sublethal doses, which may increase the chance of resistance.
    • Remove tags with a tag removal knife.
    • The level and duration of control may be reduced under high fly pressure.
    • The whole herd is to be treated concurrently.
  • For Cattle Biting Lice control:
    • Apply tags in late Autumn or early Winter and remove them after three ()3 months.
  • For Paralysis Tick control:
    • Aids in control of Paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus) for up to 42 days.
    • For effective control, both cow and calf should be treated.

Tag Weight: The Tag Weight is approx. 9.5grams.

Pack Sizes: 20, 100 & 500 tag packs, in sachets of 20 tags each.  (Each pack contains tags and male buttons for attachment) – Tag weight 9.5grams

Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags Registrant: Landmark Operations Limited (APVMA #: 48148)

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Features & Benefits

  • Contains the active ingredients Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) & Zeta-Cypermethrin.
  • It is a Pyrethroid Tag.
  • Registered for use on beef and dairy cattle, including newborn calves and lactating dairy cattle.
  • Works very rapidly, usually eliminating Buffalo flies within one (1) day.
  • Brings proven weight gains.
  • Reduces the need for frequent insecticide treatments and mustering costs.
  • Works well as an integral component of an insecticidal rotation program with OPtimizer and other organophosphate ear tags to help prevent Buffalo fly insecticide resistance.
  • The name with uppercase “PY” informs end-users of the chemical class of the PYthon ear tag, i.e., PYrethroid. For rotation, OPtimizer is similarly named, i.e., “OP” for OrganoPhosphate.
  • Has Nil Withholding Period and Nil Export Slaughter interval.
  • It has a Y-Tex patented Snap-Lok™ collar for guaranteed retention against tag or button failure for five (5) months.
  • Uses the proven Y-tex two-piece application system.
  • It is rainfast and dip fast.
  • It can be safely used with other pesticides and medicinal applications, e.g., cattle tick acaricides and anthelmintics.
  • It is environmentally friendly.

Directions Of Use

Directions for Use:

Animal: Cattle, including lactating dairy cows and calves

Pest: Buffalo Flies (Haematobia irritans exigua) & Cattle biting Lice (Damalinia bovis) & Paralysis Ticks (Ixodes holocyclus) for up to 42 days.

States: for treatment of Buffalo Fly in QLD, NSW, NT & WA.  For treatment of Cattle Biting Lice and Paralysis Tick in All States.

Rate:

  • Buffalo Fly and Paralysis Tick Control – One Tag per each ear of each animal (2/head)
  • Cattle Biting Lice Control – Tag one ear per animal (1/head)

Critical Comments:

For Buffalo Fly Control.

  • Apply when fly numbers exceed acceptable levels.
  • Removal of tags at four (4) months will ensure fly populations are not exposed to sublethal doses, which may increase the chance of resistance.
  • Remove tags with tag remover.
  • The Level and duration of control may be reduced under high fly pressure.
  • The whole herd is to be treated concurrently.

For Cattle Biting Lice Control:

  • Apply Tags in late Autumn or early Winter and remove them after three (3) months.
  • For Paralysis Tick Control:
  • Aids in control of Paralysis ticks (Ixodes Holocyclus) for p to 42 days.  For effective control, both cow and calf should be treated.
  • Remove tags before slaughter.

Application: 

  • Apply tags with the Y-TEX Ultra Tagger
  • Seat the male button firmly on the pin, press down and give a slight twist.
  • Place the female tag under the clip by depressing the lever. The collar on the tag must be pointing down. The tag and button are now ready for application.
  • Position the male stud between the second and third radial cartilage on the front or back of the ear. Do not allow the shaft of the male button to penetrate any cartilage rib or blood vessels, or ear damage may result.
  • Squeeze the handles of the applicator together.

Rates Are a General Guide Only. Before Opening, Carefully Read Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags Directions for Use, Precautionary and Protection Statements, Storage and Disposal, Safety Directions and First Aid Instructions. The product is designed for the particular purpose indicated on the label. Failure to use the product strictly as directed may be illegal, dangerous and render the product ineffective.

Questions and answers from customers

    efficacy against paralysis ticks in young (2-12 week old) calves
  1. Q efficacy against paralysis ticks in young (2-12 week old) calves
    Asked by Ross Sillar on December 1, 2021 8:52 am
    Answered by the admin

    Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear tags have been registered by the APVMA to aid in the control of Paralysis Tick on suckling beef and dairy calves for up to 42 days after treatment.  Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags have been used extensively in the Northern Rivers of NSW and in South East Qld for many years for the strategic control of Paralysis Tick on newborn calves. Calves that are born in the months of August, September and October are systematically tagged with Python tags as they are born. Some beef producers also tag the dams of the calves in paddocks known to have a high incidence of paralysis tick.

  2. Can I use the y-tex python cattle ear tags on horses?
  3. Q Can I use the y-tex python cattle ear tags on horses?
    Asked by Donna on October 22, 2021 1:33 pm
    Answered by the admin

    The Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Tags are only registered for use on Cattle for Buffalo Fly & Cattle Biting Louse.  As they are not registered for use on Horses the manufacturer would not recommend you use them for that purpose however, we do have customers who have used them for this purpose and are quite happy with the results.  They are often platted into the horse's mane or secured close to the horse's ears.  Attempting to secure the tags to horses tails has not been successful.  Although not registered for this use, the feedback indicates they seem effective against nuisance fly and stable fly.  Please note that 'off-label' use is at your own risk and not recommended.

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Disclaimer: This information and product advice is not intended to be advice or recommendations for any specific use or circumstance. You should seek specialist advice before using any product. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. Specialist Sales liability is limited.

Host & Pest

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Cattle Buffalo Fly, Cattle Biting Louse

Tips For Use

General Instructions: 

  • Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags will effectively control Buffalo flies if used regularly on all animals in the group. 
  • The treatment regime with a periodic rotation program will reduce the potential for insecticide resistance to develop.
  • Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags are specifically recommended for a rotation program with organophosphate (OP) tags to control Buffalo flies. 
  • A 3-year program is currently recommended, with the use of OP Tags in years 1 & 2 and Python Tags in the third Year.
  • More than a 90% reduction in biting lice numbers can be expected with Python Tags.

Y-Tex Rotation Cycle:

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  • Poisonous if swallowed.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
  • Facial skin contact may cause temporary numbness.
  • Repeated minor exposure may have a cumulative poisoning effect.
  • When using the product, wear rubber gloves.
  • Wash hands after use.
  • After each day’s use, wash your gloves.

Storage:

  • Store below 30°C (room temperature). Store in original container in a dry, cool place.
  • Do not store in direct sunlight.

First Aid Instructions: 

  • If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.
  • Additional information is listed in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

This information and product advice is not intended as advice or recommendations for any specific use or circumstance. You should seek specialist advice before using any product. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. Specialist Sales liability is limited.​

Withholding Period

Withholding Period Details (WHP):

  • Meat: Nil. 
  • Milk: Nil.
  • Trade Advice: Export Slaughter Interval (ESI): 0 Days

SDS & Technical

Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags Label (APVMA) Download Pdf
Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags SDS Download Pdf
Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags TechSheet Download Pdf
Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags Paralysis Tick Control Datasheet Download Pdf
Y-Tex Python Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags Buffalo Fly Control Datasheet Download Pdf
Y-Tex Buffalo Fly Control & Rotation Brochure Download Pdf
Insecticidal Cattle Ear Tags Comparison Chart Download Pdf

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