• Holistic Farming

High Performance Diatomaceous Earth Backrub - not just for fly control





Heavy-Duty | High Performance | Top Quality | Australian Made


Biting insects like buffalo flies, mosquitoes and midges can cause discomfort for cattle and can even lead to three-day sickness or Bovine Ephemeral Fever. Our specifically designed DE Backrub is the first defence against any of these critters.


DE Backrub with yellow DE Backrub Logo

This heavy-duty backrub filled with our specifically milled fine grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) dusts cattle head to tail when they rub against, play with or walk under the backrub hung in a paddock, yard, pen or between two gate posts.

The DE Backrub holds up to 20kg of our fine grade DE and can be refilled without having to move the bag from its hanging position. Simply open the heavy-duty zipper and refill the DE. No unhooking necessary, making it a convenient and no fuss solution. Engineered, tested, and manufactured right here in Australia, the DE Backrub is designed specifically to withstand our harsh and diverse Australian conditions.


Unlike chemical fly control, there is no withholding period when using DE. When flies and insects come in contact with the fine DE micro shards they are cut and the DE, being super porous, deters and dehydrates them.

Our natural Australian mined Diatomaceous Earth Fine Grade is specifically milled and graded to achieve the optimum dusting result. Sulphur can also be applied using the DE Backrub, simply fill with sulphur or mix it with DE for an easy one application solution.


DE for Livestock Diatomaceous Earth is a totally natural and organic product which is suitable for use on certified organic enterprises. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is used for and offers a multitude of benefits to cattle including, internal / external parasite and fly control, increased weight gain, greater resistance to diseases and overall healthier beasts.


Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or Amorphous Silica is the fossilized remains of Diatoms (a prehistoric phytoplankton). Diatoms extract silica from the water to survive and when they die, they sink to the bottom of water ways leaving behind their silica rich skeletons. Our DE isn’t commercially heat treated rather naturally dried to keep full integrity of the diatoms.


How DE works for Livestock It is thought that DE works in ways similar to holistic medicine, benefiting the entire animal. It is believed that the structure of the DE stimulates the digestion and aids in improving feed conversion and absorption of nutrients, essential elements and trace elements.


In short, the animal can gain more of the available nutrients from the feed you are feeding them, therefore, it makes economic sense to use DE as a regular addition to your feeding routine.

Studies show a general to significant improvement in the following areas: • Optimizes animal health • Control of internal parasites (will not control heart or lung worm) and external parasites • Reduced odours – particularly noticeable where intensive farming practices are in use • Controls flies, ticks, fleas, buffalo fly on the animal, in pasture and around pens • Reduces infant mortality • General improvement in wellbeing • Greater resistance to disease and parasites • Improved appetites in picky eaters • Healthier appearance / Improves growth and development • DE will also provide the animal with calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and sulphur


Get your DE Backrub today and control buffalo flys today