Two models of front-mounted snowblower implements are offered.

Bobcat has introduced a new, more comfortable option for its compact tractor owners to clear snow during the winter. Two new models of front-mounted snowblower implements are now available for Bobcat compact tractor models CT120 to CT235, with a third model for the CT225 to CT450 available at a later date. “Using a snowblower on the front of the tractor is more comfortable for the operator,” says Bryan Zent, marketing manager at Bobcat, “especially on larger jobs where the operator would have to constantly turn around to do the work with a three-point snowblower.” The compact snowblowers work well to clean snow from driveways, sidewalks or parking lots. The discharge chute on the snowblower rotates hydraulically, so the operator can redirect snow as needed. To operate a front-mounted snowblower, the tractor must be equipped with a mid-PTO, loader joystick and control valve. The snowblower requires a lift kit and PTO kit to mount to the tractor. For more information, visit www.bobcatdealer.com.

Animal Welfare Book

Well-known autistic scholar and leading voice on animal welfare issues Temple Grandin has edited a new book, Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach. The book bridges the gap between scientific research and practical application. Grandin draws on her extensive experience in teaching animal behavior and designing and auditing livestock handling facilities to provide a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of animal welfare problems. This 336-page book provides practical, easy-to-implement auditing methods that managers, veterinarians and animal scientists can easily conduct on farms, in slaughter plants and during transport. With contributions from international experts, this textbook is designed to help those working with animals apply practical methods to improve welfare. The book features 131 figures/illustrations and sells for $79.95. For more information, visit http://www.cabi.org/CABIPages/bk_BookDisplay.asp?PID=2194.

Livestock Markers

SyrVet, Inc. has announced a new addition to its animal identification line of products with SyrVet Marking Sticks, which offer easy and efficient marking of cattle, sheep, swine or any other livestock. These non-toxic sticks come with a twistable, plastic dispenser with cap and are weather and fade-resistant. SyrVet Marking Sticks are offered in five colors: red, orange, yellow, green and blue in quantities of 10 sticks/box and five boxes/case. Each stick contains 60 ml of product. For more information, visit www.syrvet.com or call (800) 727-5203.

Tractors

The new WORKMASTER tractor from New Holland bears the same name and quality that signified it as a dependable, basic workhorse that is as simple and cheap to operate as the original models popular in the 1960s. The 45-hp WORKMASTER 45 and 55-hp WORKMASTER 55 are powered by proven, fuel-efficient, four-cylinder New Holland engines. The engines are Tier III emissions compliant and can be operated with diesel or B5 biodiesel fuel, delivering quiet start-ups and smooth, quiet operation. They feature strong, cast-iron axles; three-point hitch lift capacity (more than 2,500 lb. on the WORKMASTER 55); and come with an optional front-wheel-drive axle. The WORKMASTER models feature an 8X8 transmission with four constant mesh gears in two ranges to provide speed for any task from mowing to loader work. For more information, phone (610) 621-2253 or visit www.newholland.com/na.

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