Compact Power Washers

Landa introduces a new line of compact natural gas- or propane-heated, hot water pressure washers. The VHG (Vertical Hot Water Gas) line has nine stationary models, which range from 3.5 to 4.8 gal./min. in volume and 2,000 to 3,000 psi of pressure. All the models are 24 in. wide, 53 in. long and 49 in. tall. Features include an industrial-grade electric motor, 50 ft. of Tuff-Skin hose and instructions in English, Spanish or French.
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Prestarter Feed

Vigortone has recently released Propel, a prestarter product made of meal and pellets for young pigs. It contains dried whey, oat groats, fish meal, whey protein concentration and dried skim milk, plus human grade cereal grains. The company recommends feeding for three days, starting at weaning. Available in 50- lb. bags.
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Building System

Universal Building Supplies Ltd. is the distributor of the Royal Building Systems in western Canada and the northern United States. The system uses high-tech polymers that serve as the formwork for 4-in. to 8-in. concrete walls that can be used for hog barns. The system fully insulates the barn, which is energy-efficient, rodent-resistant and maintenance-free.
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Boar Line

Bodmin Swine Genetics announces the Bodmin High Lean Terminal Boar Line 950 SF. Initial results from the first cross on the line include 7.4 sq. in. loineye area, 63.04% estimated lean yield, 2.65 in. loin muscle depth and 0.31 in. fat depth. The line is also stress gene free.
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Proximity Switch

Chore-Time has released the SENSOR PLUS electronic proximity switch, which makes it easier for livestock producers to set a maximum run time for auger systems. The switch is designed for the company's FLEX-AUGER feed conveying system. The switch features an adjustable delay from 0 to 60 seconds. The unit is part of Chore-Time's SMART package of systems for feeding, watering, ventilation, cooling, heating, feed conveying and storage.
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Financial Software

Red Wing Business Systems, Inc. has released the 5.0 version of AgCHEK, an agricultural accounting and financial management system. The new version includes enhancements to one-step account inquiry, six new transaction entry options, a pop-up reminder for past due invoices and new income statement options. Other new features include immediate viewing of transaction history for any account, two new report formats, optional subtotaling and consolidation of multiple business units on income statements and a more closely integrated backup/restore utility.
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Patch Tape

Venture Tape introduces a unique woven patch tape made of polyolefin film laminated to a bi-directional woven copolymer alloy. The adhesive stands up to below-freezing temperatures and is not affected by damp, humid conditions.
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Prima Technologies introduces the Prima Tech Vaccinator and Prima Tech Bottle Mount Vaccinator. The titanium plastic products feature a notched barrel nut for quick needle changes, easier-to-read barrel numbers and larger dose adjuster. They also have hooks so the vaccinators can hang on a processing cart. The bottle mount allows for quick changes of bottles and easier use of smaller dose (<100 cc.) bottles. The vaccinators are available in 2, 5 or 6 cc. sizes.
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Direct-Fed Microbial

Chr. Hanson's BioPlus 2B has recently earned European Union approval as a microbial feed additive for piglets. The product provides a source of Bacillus Iicheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, which serves as a replacement for feed grade antibiotics or can be used with feed grade antibiotics. It is available in Canada and the U.S. for all classes of swine.
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