Author: Farm And Livestock Staff

Are You and Your Farm Ready for Winter’s Worst? [SPONSORED]

Winter conditions present special challenges. Make sure you and your farm are ready. If winter hasn’t found its way to your farm yet, you likely know all too well that it’s only a matter of time. And if you haven’t had the chance to prepare for winter’s worst, here are some important considerations. Livestock care When you raise livestock, you put the care of your animals above your own needs. The better you prepare, the more easily and more effectively you can meet the needs of your livestock so you can focus on other aspects of your farm. Extension...

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New Year’s “Revolutions”: Take care of your tires to save time, money and aggravation [SPONSORED]

If you’re looking for something different from the typical New Year’s resolutions of “eat better,” “go to the gym more,” and “save more money,” consider one of these tire-based resolutions for 2018. Although they won’t help you eat more vegetables or keep more money in the bank, they just might help you grow more vegetables, increase efficiency—giving you time to hit the gym—and increase your farm’s profit, helping you set something aside for a rainy day or harvest. Visual Inspection This year, resolve to visually inspect your tires to ensure you don’t get into the field or deep in...

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Bale Accumulator Made Exclusively For BiG Pack Large Square Balers

New this year from Krone North America: BaleCollect. This new bale accumulator enables faster bale pick-up—collecting up to 3 bales together (5 bales with the Krone BiG Pack 890 baler). It’s a perfect fit for the high-productivity-minded hay producer who is looking for faster baling and collecting more bales per hour. This new bale accumulator also features the exclusive Krone telescoping drawbar for safer, easier transport—at speeds up to 30 mph—setting it apart from competitor’s bale accumulators. This industry-first, telescoping drawbar breaks the connection between the bale accumulator and the baler, allowing the accumulator to track behind the baler...

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First Defense® Tri-Shield™ USDA-approved for Rotavirus

ImmuCell introduces First Defense® Tri-Shield™, a first of its kind USDA-approved scours preventative for all three primary scours-causing pathogens in newborn calves: rotavirus, coronavirus and K99+ E. coli. The new First Defense® Tri-Shield™ combines the E. coli and coronavirus antibodies contained in ImmuCell’s legacy product, First Defense®, with a guaranteed level of rotavirus antibodies. “This is a game changer,” says Bobbi Brockmann, vice president of sales and marketing with ImmuCell. “First Defense® Tri-Shield™ breaks the mold when it comes to scours protection, providing an alternative to the traditional calf- or dam-level vaccinations.” Administered orally in a single-dose gel tube,...

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New Polyethylene Waterers Accommodates Up to 200 Cattle

PolyDome recently introduced a complete line of livestock waterers. Included in the new line are water tubs from 56 gallons to 1000 gallons, and heated water bowls large enough for 40 to 200 beef cattle. Built tough, these tanks will stand up to rough treatment from large animals and extreme temperatures. The waterers are constructed from high-impact, UV stabilized polyethylene. The Standard Water Tubs have reinforced outer lips, 2-inch drains, and are light enough to be moved to wherever your animals are. Available in four sizes ranging from 85 to 1000 gallons, and heights from 19- to 28-inches. The...

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