Treating horn flies got easier with St. Joseph, Mo.-based AgriLabs' Vet Gun, manufactured by Smart Vet, which offers an efficient manner for applying insecticide-filled gel capsules known as AiM-L VetCaps to control flies and lice on cattle. A VetCap is designed to burst on impact and release its contents, and upon contact it begins to migrate across the hide. The VetGun applies capsules at a range of 15 to 30 feet. The VetGun is designed to treat many head of cattle at a fraction of the time as other methods, lower stress for the animal and be cost effective in terms of labor. For more information, contact a representative or visit www.AgriLabs.com/VetGun.
Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc., Faribault, Minn., builds a SoilWarrior system for zone tillage that delivers a system of precision nutrient placement and seedbed management. The SoilWarrior delivers deep-zone tilling with fertilization in one pass during the fall in planting zones and fertilization in the spring with one pass. A single SoilWarrior can replace primary and secondary tillage equipment, seedbed finisher, fertilizer applicator and additional residue management tools. A 30-inch diameter cog wheel with replaceable ductile iron tillage bits digs up to 12 inches of deep vertical zone tillage for liquid or dry fertilizer and liquid manure. For more information, contact a dealer or visit www.soilwarrior.com.
Design available for specialty crops
S.I. Distributing of Spencerville, Ohio, has introduced a product designed by the Schumacher Company—the SCH Pro Flex Lifter. The croplifter is designed to harvest pulse crops such as edible beans, peas and lentils. The Pro Flex Lifter combines simple design with durability.
The Schumacher croplifter features a compact design and easy mounting to guarantee a tight fit on all types of combine guards. The length and angle of the Pro Flex Lifter is adjustable to allow for optimal working conditions. The white color of the lifter finger provides maximum visibility in all crop and harvesting conditions and its quality material ensures durability. Advantages are:
Pro Flex Lifter has a long slot to guarantee a tight fit on all popular guards;
The white colored crop lifter finger provides maximum visibility in all crop conditions;
The high quality crop lifter finger ensures longer life and reduced distortion;
The crop lifter finger is adjustable in length; and
The crop lifter finger is adjustable for angle.
S.I. Distributing Inc. is a nationwide distributor and manufacturer of agricultural products designed to improve efficiency and performance of planting and harvesting equipment. For more information, call 800-368-7773 or visit www.sidist.com.
Company unveils fuse contact center
AGCO has announced a new customer support resource, the Fuse Contact Center, to assist customers with setup, calibration and operation of precision agriculture and machine communication technology products.
The Fuse Contact Center will be open from 1 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week, and supports the following AGCO Fuse technology products: AgCommand, AgCommand API, Fendt VarioDoc; Auto-Guide 3000, Fendt Vario-Guide; AgControl; FieldStar II; and System 110, 150, 350, AES 25.
In North America, the center can be reached by calling toll-free AGCO Answers, 877-525-4384, and selecting the Fuse Contact Center when prompted. The contact center gives customers the opportunity to speak with an AGCO-trained support specialist for assistance using these AGCO fuse technologies. Email and live-chat support are under development and will be offered at a later date.
For more information, see a dealer or visit www.agcotechnologies.com.
Breed-specific ear tags offered by association
The American Gelbvieh Association has three SmartCross ear tags for Gelbvieh and Balancer crossbred calves.
Cattle producers know the importance of correctly tagging their calves, and the American Gelbvieh Association, Westminster, Colo., can make the process more convenient and efficient by offering SmartCross ear tags available to commercial and Gelbvieh breeders. SmartCross is a crossbreeding program that shows commercial producers how to get to the profit center of the beef industry. SmartCross shows producers who already have a blend of Continental x British in the cow herd how to stay in the center using Balancer bulls.
The SmartCross ear tag program identifies source, process and genetically identified feeder calves. SmartCross tagged calves must be: sired by registered Gelbvieh, Balancer or registered Gelbvieh x Angus (red or black) hybrid bulls; preconditioned with the VAC 34 or VAC 45 program; and raised under Beef Quality Assurance guidelines.
The American Gelbvieh Association offers three designs of SmartCross tags. Producers can choose to buy one of two management tags with the word SmartCross or the marketing tag with the SmartCross logo, ranch name and nine-digit number.
For more information, circle C in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 303-465-2333 or visit www.gelbvieh.org/membership/MempberPrograms/eartags.html.
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