Donahue Corporation now offers a new stock trailer called the Weigh-N-Haul. The trailer has a built-in, 20,000-lb. platform scale equipped with six weigh bars, electronic indicator, printer and a cable to download information onto a personal computer. Simply enter each animal's identification number as you load, and weight is recorded into the indicator memory. The trailer has ⅛-in. steel lower side walls, Galvannealed sheet metal sides, top and gates. A full, 7-ft. inside width with no fender wells, 6-ft. 9-in. inside height and smooth outside styling makes the trailer easy to tow.
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American Tree Seedling Company provides wetland plants that filter runoff from hog manure lagoons. Packaged in lots of 200, bulrush plants come as “plugs” or “tubelings” complete with potting soil, starter fertilizer and a complete root system. Extension agents in North Carolina, South Carolina and Iowa have identified bulrush as the perfect plant to assist producers with limiting nutrient runoff. Capable of absorbing massive amounts of nutrients on a year-round basis, the plant is native to eastern and midwestern states.
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Pfizer Animal Health is now marketing the first swine reproductive disease and swine influenza virus combination vaccines. FluSure/FarrowSure provides bivalent protection against swine flu subtypes H1N1 and H3N2, and protection from porcine parvovirus, erysipelas and five strains of leptospira. FluSure/FarrowSure Plus B delivers the same protection against swine flu and the reproductive diseases, plus protection against the Leptospira Bratislava strain of leptospirosis. Efficacy studies showed the swine flu vaccines did not interfere with the parvovirus, erysipelas and leptospirosis fractions of the vaccines. Duration of immunity studies showed 26 weeks of protection against erysipelas. Both combination vaccines contain Pfizer's patented adjuvant, Amphigen, to enhance immune response and duration of immunity, lessen injection site irritation and improve syringeability.
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Weigh-Tronix, Inc. introduces the 1040/1040XL scale indicator series. Models feature easy-to-read displays regardless of mounting location. Model 1040 features 1.1-in. digits while the Model 1040XL offers extra large, 2-in. digits. With a backlit LCD display, viewing is clear even in light-restricted conditions. The 1040 series is ideal for TMR applications with enhancements to simplify batching and manage feed costs. The addition of an alpha-numeric keypad allows the user to spell out names of ingredients, diet formulations and pens for easy identification. A new Automatic Ration Adjustment feature provides the proper ration balance for the remainder of the ration once the first ingredient is loaded. An optional memory module can be used with several available PC packages.
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Junior Boar Cart
Hog Slat introduces its newly redesigned Junior Boar Cart to the U.S. market. The multiple articulation system allows the cart to easily turn 2 × 2-ft. alley corners. Available in 20-in. and 22-in. models, the cart's new drive system features an automatic lock/unlock assembly that ensures superior performance when climbing an alley ramp or turning corners. The remote control is water and shock resistant for extended life span.
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Lock ‘n’ Load Syringe
Agri-Pro Enterprises announces the availability of the Lock ‘n’ Load syringe from Instrument Supplies. The 20-ml. syringe offers increments of 0.5 ml. to 5 ml. and the 50-ml model offers increments of 1 ml. to 5 ml. These instruments have non-corrosive metal shafts to withstand heavy use and a trademarked NRG cap for simple needle removal and replacement. A combination of metal and poly materials creates comfortable, lightweight construction. Replacement barrels are available.
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Layfield Geosynthetics & Industrial Fabrics and Encon Technologies have announced an alliance to jointly market, supply and install Negative Air Pressure (NAP) Floating Cover Systems. The covers are patented, lightweight systems for controlling odors emanating from manure storage lagoons. The NAP floating cover system is suitable for medium-to large-sized lagoons. An air agitation system is available to complement the NAP floating cover that can agitate solids in a pond without causing damage to the liner or cover system.
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