Foot-and-Mouth Label Claim
Farnam's Virkon S is an Environmental Protection Agency-registered farm disinfectant with a label claim against foot-and-mouth disease. It is recommended for cleaning and disinfecting farrowing units, nurseries, finishing barns and processing plants. The product also can be used in fogging operations. It eliminates more than 38 viruses, including foot-and-mouth disease and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. It eradicates more than 20 bacteria, such as E. coli and several strains of staphylococci, streptococci and salmonellae. It has low toxicity in solution, thus requiring no special disposal requirements or environmental residue problems.
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With the wet/dry farrowing feeder from Lou Mfg., sows have a choice of wet or dry feed. Producers report that feed consumption is increased 20%, while overall feed and water spillage is reduced. The feed also stays fresh with less spoilage. Features include 15-18 lb. feed capacity, adjustable dispenser, water in feeder and two-level pan. No tools are needed for adjustments.
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Annihilator Insecticide Premise Spray from Boehringer Ingelheim controls insects in and around livestock facilities. A recent study showed it effectively controlled houseflies for more than two months after application. Users need only to spray twice for a virtually insect-free summer, whether controlling insects in barns or around the home. A wettable powder formulation complements the spray formulation and can be used for large outdoor applications.
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Bird Halt from Farnam is an emulsified concentrate that is diluted in water and sprayed on structures to help to eliminate common problems associated with the presence of nuisance birds. The active ingredient is 9,10-Anthraquinone. As birds step on a surface treated with the product, they pick up the powdery residue of Anthraquinone and ingest the product through preening, resulting in a harmless stomachache.
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Evaporative Cooling Device
The COOLdek evaporative cooling pad from Munters Corp. helps control humidity and temperature in hog buildings and other agricultural structures. It is made of cellulose material that is self-supporting, resistant to deterioration and requires low maintenance. The 30/30 corrugation combination structure provides a large surface area where water evaporates to provide cost-effective and efficient cooling with a low pressure drop.
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The Gehl Model 7800 is powered by a 110-hp turbo diesel engine and has a 3,600 lb. SAE operating load rating with a lift height of 11 ft., 10 in. Features include vertical-lift linkage, 3,300-psi system relief pressure and 40 gal./minute, high-flow auxiliary hydraulics, large cab, high-back suspension seat and 360° visibility.
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The T82 single gas monitor from Industrial Scientific Corp. has the ability to detect 13 different gases and has an optional data logging capability, which can store up to 150 hours of readings. Features include one-button calibration, peak/hold memory, 90 dB audible and optional internal vibrating alarms. The handheld T82 weighs 7 oz.
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New Boar Lines
Cotswold has two new meat quality (MQ) boar lines. The 925MQ and 950MQ, both meat quality lines, contain a higher percentage of Duroc than other Cotswold male lines. The 925MQ boar is an F1 cross that performs well in disease- and production-challenged herds. The 950MQ exhibits a greater average daily gain than the 925MQ, but both offer increased durability and hardiness. Also new, the 906MG (maximum gain) terminal boar line is bred to exceed current demands for high-lean market hogs.
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For more information on these products, visit www.nationalhogfarmer.com.