Chore-time's Turbo-Cool system is a self-contained evaporative cooling system with three mounting configurations. It helps to provide uniform water distribution up to 70 ft. and a cooling efficiency up to 80%. The system includes 6-in.-thick cooling pads, a one-piece trough for water storage, a sump tank and a submersible pump.
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Prefarrow Shield 9, a combination bacterin-toxoid that includes broad-spectrum coverage against atrophic rhinitis, pasteurellosis, erysipelas and baby pig diarrheas in a single product has been licensed by the USDA. The product contains four strains of Escherichia coli plus Clostridium perfringens Type C, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and Pasteurella multocida Types A and D.
Sows and gilts receive a 5-ml. dose at five weeks and two weeks before farrowing boosting maternal immunity to give high levels of passive colostral transfer to nursing piglets. It's available in 50-ml./10 dose, 100-ml./20 dose and 250-ml./50 dose bottles from Grand Laboratories Inc.
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The Trojan nursery cup features the model 65 nipple angled to train nursery pigs to activate the water flow and fill the bowl. Made of cast aluminum, it has a durable, baked-on powder finish for quick clean up. The standard, ½-in. threads permit easy connection. It weighs 2 lb.
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FarrowSure, a swine reproductive vaccine from Pfizer, has been improved to deliver 26 weeks of erysipelas protection, plus more immune responses against parvovirus and leptospirosis, the leading causes of reproductive failure in swine herds. The product provides stronger immune responses to five serovars of leptospirosis plus parvovirus. FarrowSure Plus B offers additional assurance with Leptospira bratislava protection.
Gilts should receive two, 5-ml. doses prior to breeding. Sows should receive a single, 5-ml. booster dose prior to breeding.
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The Germinator, a foam-generating disinfectant applicator from CTS Cleaning Systems, utilizes an on-board air compressor. It includes a portable cart with a steel frame encased in ABS plastic, an air compressor, application wand, water and air throttles, 50-ft. of hose, container caddy dual meter injection manifold and gauges for precision injection. The Germinator produces a thick, disinfectant lather that clings to everything it comes into contact with.
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Coburn Co.'s disinfection mats are made with a tough, poly-mesh cover over high-absorbency, bonded urethane foam. Mats have a non-permeable bottom and sides to contain the disinfection solution. The product is effective up to one week, depending upon level of contamination and the disinfectant solution used.
The mat is easily lifted and rinsed with a hose. It drains and dries quickly prior to refilling. It comes in three sizes, 3×3 ft., 3×2 ft. and mini-mat 19×19 in.
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The Toro Twister utility vehicle has a 480-cc., Briggs and Stratton Vanguard, twin-cylinder engine and was designed to handle tough chores. An independent A-arm suspension absorbs the shocks from uneven terrain, and the active, in-frame suspension twists to allow the front of the vehicle to adjust to the terrain independently of the rear of the vehicle. This allows all four wheels to stay in contact with the ground at all times, resulting in better traction and stability. It has a load capacity of 1,400 lb. and cargo-bed capacity of 14.75 cu. ft. The double-walled polyethylene bed is resistant to dents and corrosion. The Twister can be customized to meet specific needs.
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“How To Computerize Your Farm Records” from FMS/Harvest simplifies the complicated, time-consuming process of evaluating computer software and choosing the right computer. Guidelines and checklists help the first-time computer user choose the hardware and software that best fits his/her own farm's needs.
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