Product News

Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
Feb 21, 2005
by WLJ

Large capacity poly forage applicator
In-cab controlled rates of dry forage preservative for hay or silage can be easily managed with the Gandy poly forage applicator with positive displacement metering. The 2.3 cubic foot capacity translucent hopper has an instant shutoff and the application rate can be changed with the touch of a dial. The hopper provides 100-150 lb. capacity to cover more acres per fill, and the in-cab control allows rate adjustment to compensate for changes in flow of hay or silage. The underfed metering system eliminates dribble when not operating and is available in 2, 3 or 4-outlet configurations. The metering system also features easy clean-out ports behind each spout. Other options also available. For more information contact the Gandy Company at www.gandy.net or 800/443-2476.

Animal health educational program
New education program from Merial designed to communicate the advantages of strategic animal husbandry initiatives within the cattle industry. The Merial Veterinary Professional Services (VPS) Strategic Husbandry and Research Education (SHARE) program is designed to maximize animal health education. With an emphasis on long-term, continuing education initiatives, the SHARE program will consist of producer and veterinary meetings, instructional newsletters, educational tools and other specific programs designed to highlight strategic animal husbandry topics. The SHARE program utilizes the expertise and industry knowledge of the Merial VPS staff, while bolstering Merial’s commitment to encouraging good management practices. One of the first topics to be addressed by the Merial VPS SHARE program will be strategic parasite control.

Partnership brings feed products to U.S.
Acadian Agritech and BioIngenuity LLC, announced an agreement focused on bringing several new Ascophyllum-based livestock feed products to U.S. livestock producers. Acadian Agritech, manages and harvests Ascophyllum nodosum from the North Atlantic coastline and converts this renewable resource into nutritional products for both human and livestock consumption. Research data shows feeding its products to livestock and poultry can improve conception rates, reduce heat stress and improve meat quality. Biolngenuity LLC will assist Acadian Agritech in the further development of research and marketing programs to expand its U.S. market. For information call 952/474-4187.

New cattle and horse clipper
The new 3-speed Cattle & Horse Clipper from Andis Co. has 180 watts of power for heavy-duty clipping. Plus it incorporates an ergonomic design that reduces fatigue when clipping and fitting large animals. It is also quiet, doesn't heat up, and has an extra long power cord. Adjustments for blade tension are quick and easy. The 3-speed clipper includes a blade set 31-15, instruction manual, clipper oil, a screwdriver, blade brush and sturdy carrying case. For more information visit www.andis.com or call 800/558-9441.

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