With some warm days early in the year comes a reminder for cattle farmers to monitor and control factors that could result in pinkeye problems.

McLean County Agriculture Extension Agent David Fourqurean says with warm days in March, he has begun to notice flies are already beginning to be a problem for cattle.

click to download audioFourqurean says cattle farmers need to explore more than one option to control flies.

click to download audioHe adds it is important to get a jump on fly control before pinkeye becomes a problem.

click to download audioFourqurean says another way to help control and prevent pinkeye is clipping pastures to prevent seeds from fescue and other grasses from irritating the eyes of cattle as they are grazing.