Author: Farm And Livestock Staff

New Smart Soil Sensors Feature LoRa® Technology

Teralytic, manufacturer of wireless soil sensors introduced a new sensor at the 2018 World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. The new sensor features Semtech LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology in a wireless sensor to detect nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (NPK) levels in soil to help farmers reduce waste and to improve crop yields. Producers need real-time visibility into soil conditions while working in their fields. Manual soil tests during growing season may fail to provide the data growers need and this can cause farmers to either over fertilize or under fertilize, harming profits and/or the environment. The Teralytic sensor is a battery-powered, meter long...

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Krone’s New Comprima Round Baler Features Camless Pick-up Design

Krone says customers are really going to like the “new-look” of the Krone 2018 Comprima Round Baler—the only round baler offering the exclusive Krone belt and slat system for building superior, denser bales in any crop, from straw, to dry hay, to wet hay for baleage. This Comprima features a new camless pick-up design that delivers better feeding and less wrapping, resulting in more uniform-shaped bales. Like earlier models, this Comprima offers the capacity for those who want to bale more tonnage per day. The new Comprima offers Krone-backed reliability, as it comes with a free 3-year/30,000 bale warranty...

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IDEAL Combine and Valtra A4 Series Tractors Win Red Dot Design Award

AGCO has been awarded two Red Dot Design Awards for its IDEAL Combine and the Valtra A4 Series Tractors. The Red Dot Design competition is one of the largest and most respected design competitions in the world. More than 6,300 submissions from 59 countries entered this year’s contest and were evaluated by a jury consisting of 40 independent design experts from around the globe. “We are very honored to receive the Red Dot Design Award,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President & CEO, AGCO Corporation. “This recognition underlines our commitment to design, innovation and quality.” The IDEAL combine and the Valtra...

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Heavier-Duty Portable Corral Introduced by Diamond W

The new patent-pending Rectangular Tube Corral is Diamond W Corral’s sturdiest unit to date. Constructed from 3x2”, 14-gauge rectangular tubing with an average weight of 7,300 pounds, durability is ‘baked’ into the construction of the unit. It can handle more stress and pressure from larger animals. Multiple gates add ease of movement – and worker safety – in and around the unit while working cattle. All rectangular tubing corrals have three 4′ walk through gates with spring latches. There are also two divide gates, one 12’ gate and one 9’ gate in a 12’ gate frame. This unit comes...

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Striking the Right Balance for High Growth and Premium Quality Grade

Animal scientists know hormone implants affect marbling distribution in the muscles of cattle. For higher quality grades, nutritionists may advise delayed or no implants, but adding value later must be weighed against the near-term payoff of $25 or more per head. As new implants become available for use earlier and earlier in the calf’s life, forgoing that technology may seem like an economic sacrifice, even for those who will retain ownership and market finished cattle on a packer grid. Should producers have to choose between high growth and premium quality grade? What are the best options? Brad Johnson, meat...

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