Portable Transfer Data System
Weigh-Tronix, Inc. introduces the Transfer Data System (TDS). Developed to help producers analyze scale information and create reports without the errors and effort of manual data entry, the TDS offers a simple and convenient method to capture and transfer scale data from any RS-232 serial port-equipped Weigh-Tronix scale indicator to a Windows-based PC. The TDS features a compact, durable Transfer Data Module with 64K of memory that captures and stores up to 1,600 different lines of scale information. It is virtually maintenance-free since the internal power source recharges while the module is connected to the scale indicator and no batteries are required.
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Organic Selenium Approved
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a food additive petition for Alltech's Sel-Plex selenium yeast for use in pig feeds. Sel-Plex is the only organic selenium source that has been through FDA review. Selenium, often limiting in animal diets, is an essential part of the body's antioxidant defense and is needed for normal growth and reproduction. Sel-Plex moves selenium supplementation forward because it provides the mineral in the easily metabolized form in which it appears in grains and forages.
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Allflex USA has introduced Producer's Choice Custom identification tags. The tag features high-contrast, Allflex Laser-Ink marking now available on management numbers larger than ½ in. Underneath this dark ink overlay is the matching laser number etched permanently into the surface of the tag. The new line of tags includes 38 of Allflex's most popular marking templates available on premium quality Allflex Global and Tamperproof Tags.
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Swine Flu Vaccine
Intervet, Inc. has received extended clearance from the Agriculture Department for End-FLUence, its bivalent swine influenza virus vaccine. The new claim establishes an eight-week duration of immunity (DOI) following vaccination for SIV subtype H1N2 to aid in prevention of SIV. End-FLUence is also approved for reducing clinical signs, lung lesions and viral shedding following challenge and up to 10 weeks for SIV subtypes H3N2 and up to 11 weeks for H1N1 subtype. The 2-ml. dose of End-FLUence is given intramuscularly to healthy swine 3 weeks of age or older and should be followed by a booster three weeks later. The vaccine comes in 50-dose and 250-dose bottles.
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Trailer Brake Actuator
Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction has introduced a trailer-mounted brake actuator specifically designed to provide safe, smooth stopping for trailers equipped with electric brakes. The actuator is a self-contained unit that is powered off of a battery also mounted on the trailer. It utilizes a microprocessor and decelerometer to sense the amount of braking being generated by the towing vehicle, and then automatically adjusts its output so that the amount of trailer braking is in direct proportion to the braking generated by the vehicle.
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New Pig Starters
SAV-R-IZED TechStart 12-17 Nuggets, TechStart 17-25 and TechStart 25-40 are the newest additions to Kent Feeds' lineup of pig starting products. The products were developed to market to intensively managed swine operations accustomed to feeding several stages in the nursery. These swine operations will see feed performance advantages and feed cost savings with the new TechStart program, says the company.
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The TJ4200 is the new, four-direction TopJet fresh air ceiling inlet in the jet ventilation line from Double L Group Ltd. Designed to outflow tradition inlets, the TJ4200 directs incoming fresh air upwards to the ceiling for better air mixing. Air is distributed more evenly and is mixed with warm air. Lost heat at the ceiling level is brought down to the animal level. Animals perform better with reduced loss of body heat because direct cold air chill has been eliminated. The TJ4200 snaps together quickly and features an insulated bottom panel and attic sleeve.
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QuickBayt Fly Bait is the new, ready-to-use dry scatter bait from Bayer. The bait contains a new class of insecticides for housefly control that is fast, effective and has no resistance problems, says Bayer. QuickBayt contains 0.5% imidacloprid, an active ingredient that controls hard-to-kill flies resistant to organophosphates and carbamates. It also contains a unique combination of two fly attractants.
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