Author: Farm And Livestock Staff

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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Calibration is Key to Efficient Application, Advises Case IH

Sprayer calibration now and throughout the application season is good for your crops and your bottom line and helps protect our natural resources. Efficiency is more than a buzzword this growing season. For many of you, it’s your mantra. When it comes to application, efficiency is about more than conserving inputs — it’s about product and natural resources stewardship.1 So make time to calibrate your spray equipment now and throughout the application season. You can’t afford to let weeds, bugs or disease steal yield. You can’t afford to waste money applying pesticides at rates too high or too low....

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