The PigTek Ad-Lib Lactation Feeder enables the sow to eat as much as her daily ration allows. The ad-libitum feeding system offers a better way to manage lactating sows as it maximizes feed intake, helps maintain sow body condition and improves piglet growth. Feeders can be filled automatically or manually, according to management preference. Producers can use PigTek’s CHORE-TIME Feed Delivery System to fill lactation feeders automatically. A sow must actuate the feeder to dispense the feed, thus allowing her to eat her fill and keep feed fresh. A clear, indexed feed tube helps producers verify the amount of feed being consumed. PigTek’s DOSFLOW Volumetric Drop Feeder or the CHORE-TIME Portion Control Drop Feeder accurately dispenses a pre-determined amount of feed multiple times a day. An optional stainless steel hopper holds up to 15 lb. of feed. Learn more at www.pigtek.net.
Osborne Industries, Inc. has added plastic and galvanized steel flooring for nursery and farrowing to provide customized options for pork producers. Interlocking plastic flooring provides firm support for growing animals. Plastic flooring naturally feels warmer, important to growing pigs in nursery buildings. Galvanized flooring for nursery or farrowing is designed to provide animal comfort. The bar spacing pattern in the flooring helps reduce leg issues. Custom-designed, recessed areas in the flooring allow for installation of Osborne’s Stanfield Heat Pads. In farrowing, a two-piece, self-supporting, cast-iron system provides stability and sure footing for the sow. For more information, visit www.osbornelivestockequipment.com.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health for Baytril 100 (enrofloxacin) Injectable for treatment and control of swine respiratory disease (SRD) caused by Mycoplasma pneumonia (M. hyo) and Bordetella bronchiseptica. “M. hyo causes Mycoplasmal pneumonia of swine or enzootic pneumonia throughout the world and can become problematic if left untreated,” says Andy Holtkamp, Bayer senior veterinarian, technical services. “These recent FDA approvals for Baytril 100 to treat and control SRD associated with M. hyo and B. bronchiseptica now provide swine producers and veterinarians a powerful tool to treat and control six major swine pathogens.” The others include Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia, Pasteurella multocida, Haemophilus parasuis and Streptococcus suis. Baytril 100 can be used as an effective treatment tool in pigs at eight to 12 weeks in finishing and as a health management tool to control SRD in the nursery and farrowing barn. To learn more, call (800) 422-9874 or visit www.Baytril100.com.
T-L Irrigation announces the availability of Precision Link, the latest advancement in Web-based irrigation management from T-L’s family of pivot management systems. Developed by AgSense, LLC and T-L Irrigation, the Precision Link, coupled with the Precision Point III Control Panel, allows full remote pivot control and monitoring capabilities. This includes pivot management from any computer or mobile device and a simple Internet connection. The Precision Link and PPC III, combined with T-L’s hydrostatic design and continuous system movement, assure uniform water application, help improve crop production and provide effective system management. Call (800) 330-4264 or visit www.tlirr.com.
The February 2013 National Hog Farmer New Products include a sow lactation feeder, flooring options, swine respiratory disease solutions, Irrigation management tools and a new feed additive.
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