Archive for February 2011

Microbial Distribution Applicator

Life Products has received a US patent on an industry changing method for applying freeze-dried micro-organisms to all livestock, poultry and aquatic feeds. This new Patented technology uses state of the art communication ensuring the customer has superior product delivery accountability. With the growing recognition of profitability in using Probiotics, livestock producers large and small…

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Natur’s Way, Inc. MSE for micro machines

Natur’s Way, Inc. announces a direct-fed microbial  specifically designed for automated feedlot systems using micro-machines. Each 0.5 gram dose of MSE MAX is guaranteed to deliver 5.4 Billion viable microorganisms (CFU) per head per day.  The convenient 7 lb. jugs contain 6356 doses and can be safely frozen to prolong viability.

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Recycled Billboard Tarps

Recycled advertising billboard vinyls are being repurposed as tarp material for farmers and ranchers that want to cover grass, alfalfa, make windscreens, or use as a floor covering.  In addition to being a “green” tarp alternative, they are also cheap and effective.   The waterproof vinyls are super, heavy duty (20 mils thick and 13…

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Where are my tools?

By: Don Tyler The frustration increases as every person who comes into the shop is interrogated on where they last saw the tool.  Soon, calls go out over the radio and the investigation turns into an inquisition of historic proportions causing even the most organized mechanics to question their sanity. As the manager gets involved…

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Winter manure application strategies

By: Greg Brenneman Based on potential nutrient losses and water quality degradation, winter manure application is not recommended.  However, if you do need to make winter manure applications because of limited storage or an early fall freeze, there are several things to consider to minimize nutrient losses and water quality degradation. The usual recommendations for…

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. unveils new packaging design for Pyramid® 5. Pyramid vaccines were acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim in late 2009 and the product has been sold in the Fort Dodge packaging. Pyramid 5 is the first product from the Pyramid family to be presented in the new package. Pyramid 5 aids in the prevention…

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DayLube Performance Grease

New DayLube high performance grease, which uses nanoceramic particles that act as sub-microscopic ball bearings to provide continuous lubrication to steel surfaces, is now available in 5-gallon pails.  This new easy-carry and simple-to-use packaging makes DAYLube ideal for higher volume applications – especially conveyors, but also the protection of bearings, bushings cables, cams, chains, conveyors,…

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Hesston Mower Conditioner

The Hesston® 1363 10-foot side pull disc mower conditioner by Massey Ferguson® provides beef producers cutting and conditioning innovations designed for making high-quality hay. Featuring heavy-duty RazorBar™ technology, steel-on-steel conditioner rollers and a strong overhead frame, this tough machine easily cuts through thick, heavy hay while conditioning it to deliver optimum quality.

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Bale Grazing

By: Heather Smith Thomas “I bale-graze to reduce labor and equipment costs,” says Kenyon. The bonus is free fertilizer. Bale grazing concentrates cattle where they’re eating, and you gradually move the manure deposits across the field as you let them into the next row of bales. He often custom-feeds other rancher’s cattle. “Right now, I’m…

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To graze or not graze – Drought grain and livestock

By: Loretta Sorensen A  perfect storm has been brewing in the southern  Plains over the past year. It’s centered around nearly give-away wheat prices in 2010, lack of moisture stunting this season’s wheat growth and strong cattle prices strengthening demand for cattle. The combination of factors has driven a significant number of cattle out of…

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