AI Caddy

Kubus Inc. announces the AI Caddy. The new caddy offers an alternative to organizing artificial insemination supplies and semen doses. The caddy includes an insulated case that can be used for semen and synthetic seminal plasma. It holds 30 cochette bags, 25 tubes or 15 bottles and is built of lightweight frame material (5 lb.) for easy transport. A hinged system allows the caddy to be placed on gate bars up to 2½ in. thick.
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Animal Health Claim

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Tylan Premix at 40 g./ton, for the prevention of swine dysentery, in combination with Paylean. Neither product requires pre-market withdrawal. Feeding Tylan at 100 g./ton for three weeks, followed by 40 g./ton of feed until market weight prevents swine dysentery, according to Elanco Animal Health.
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Closed Herd Breeding System

Monsanto Choice Genetics has introduced a closed herd breeding system to give producers greater control over herd health and genetic performance. The Core Matriarch Pyramid introduces genetics through semen, reducing health challenges and streamlining introduction of new genetics. The program is based on one Genepacker maternal line, developed from a cross of two unrelated Landrace lines. Producers can choose semen from a Genepacker grandparent boar and breed F1 females right on their farm, making it easier to maintain a baseline of pure genetics and shortening the time required to introduce new genetic breakthroughs.
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Milk Supplement

New from Merrick's, Inc. is LITTER-GRO baby pig milk supplement, a combination of milk proteins, spray-dried animal plasma and animal and vegetable fats to boost performance of both baby pigs and sows. The supplement helps pigs reach their potential when the sow is unable to produce enough milk. The product can be used as a supplement in early or late lactation, in heat-stressed sows and in early weaned nursery pigs under 10 lb.
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Vaccination Tool

From Prima Tech USA comes the Bottle Mount Vaccinator (BMV). The BMV features a fast bottle changing system that fits most 100 ml. bottles. It allows the user to quickly and easily change bottles while protecting them from breakage. The BMV with automatic refill completely drains each bottle, reducing medicine waste. The adjustable-dose bottle receptor has larger, fast-filling valves, a durable plastic body and strong, long-lasting O rings.
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Weigh Bars

Alley Weigh Load Bars from Weigh-Tronix provide an easy, low-cost way to create a scale to weigh animals or track feed consumption. Each Alley Weigh Bar consists of a 20 × 3-in. aluminum C-channel and a 500-lb. capacity weigh bar. To install, simply set a platform on top of the bars and a scale is ready to weigh. The load bars are easy to move at 5 lb. each.
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Wean-to-Finish Feeder

Vittetoe Inc. offers a new wean-to-finish tube feeder. A state-of-the-art mechanism allows 30 different feeder positions. The central adjustment handle controls both tubes simultaneously. Adjustment is simple: pull a pin, change the setting and replace the pin, eliminating the guesswork.
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Pig Starter Feed

Land O' Lakes Farmland Feed has launched NEWtra-Start, a new starter feed which is a unique combination of plant-based natural herbs, spices, fruits and essential oils. Herbs include garlic, basil, cinnamon, sage, thyme, peppermint, marjoram and others to provide added palatability, nutrient digestibility, growth and health. Company trials have shown a 3.4% average increase in feed intake and a 3.5% improvement in feed-to-gain ratio. Experiments have also shown over a 2-lb. advantage for NEWtra-Start-fed piglets over control pigs in a 35-day nursery period, according to the company.
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