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Kubota Tractor Corp. has added Grand L60 Series to its lineup. The series includes six models, including the L3560, L4060, L4760, L5060, L5460, and L6060. The Kubota Grand L60 Series is equipped with advanced computer controls. A deluxe cab and one-piece hood are available. The company touts clean engine emissions, favorable fuel economy and power. The interior of the cab model offers 20 percent more space than previous models, extensive glass windows to minimize blind spots, and increased leg room and head room. The L60 Series features reduced noise and vibration levels, as well as an integrated loader valve and control lever, helping improve operations and reduce operator fatigue. Additional cab features include a tilt steering wheel, power steering, an electric PTO switch and easy access to the 12 volt power supply. For more information, circle A in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.kubota.com.


Little Beaver Inc., Livingston, Texas, a manufacturer of torque-free, one-man earth drills, provides economical soil sampling tools and equipment that give owners control over when and where they sample. The combination of the company’s auger drill rig with the optional kit can lift a 140-pound hammer to drive the sampler into the soil. The company has hand-sampling tools that can be used with its mechanical and hydraulic-powered earth drills for quick and easy environmental soil sampling. The kit includes an additional hydraulic valve, head and tower kit with stabilizer legs that extend out in front of the drill for additional stability. A drilling rod and 24-inch split spoon sampler, which allows a user to obtain a core soil sample for geotechnical or environmental testing, is available. The Big Beaver is portable and is designed for limited access with a width of only 26 inches and a height of 80 inches. For more information, circle E in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 800-227-7515 or visit www.littlebeaver.com. .


Horse supplement can help control flies

There’s a way to break the fly life cycle in equines, according to one company, by feeding a horse a supplement containing an insect growth regulator.

Solitude IGR is a safe and effective way to help prevent the development of house and stable flies. In just two short weeks, Solitude IGR feed-through pellets can eliminate most, if not all, house and stable flies.

Horse owners can see results after just two weeks, and the maximum benefit after four to six weeks, with no ill effects on horses, other mammals or beneficial insects.

A half ounce in a horse’s daily feed, regardless of breed or size, is the dose of the supplement.

Besides using Solitude IGR to curb the fly population, producers should consider recommended tactics: Manure management, removing standing water and maintaining good hygiene.

For more information, circle Din the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.SolitudeIGR.com.


Firm releases micronutrient package

AgXplore announced the release of its KPak micronutrient package. KPak is a 0-0-13 combined with 1.5 percent EDTA manganese and 2 percent EDTA zinc with recommended use rates of one to two quarts per acre.

AgXplore continues to develop products that meet the challenges growers face in the field. The product was formulated for growers experiencing zinc and manganese deficiencies.

Micronutrients are essential for plant growth and health. Deficiencies can be a limiting factor in crop yields. AgXplore’s product line can prevent or help correct a nutrient imbalance.

Some soils cannot release enough micronutrients to meet high-yield crop demands therefore product’s like KPak are recommended.

AgXplore manufactures and markets fertility management aids, specialty fertilizers, adjuvants and micron utrients that are proven to enhance farming applications.

For more information about AgXplore, circle B in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 573-357-4506 or visit www.agxplore.com.


Research shows copper improves pig performance

Supplementing nursery pigs with Mintrex Cu chelated trace mineral improved daily gain by 3 percent and feed conversion ratio by 2.6 percent versus other forms of trace minerals, according to a recent meta-analysis of available study results.

The meta-analysis on Mintrex Cu supplementation in nursery pigs included seven studies conducted between 2008 and 2013 at research facilities in Missouri and Colorado. Mintrex Cu is a product of St. Louis-based Novus International. Studies in China, Brazil and Europe on growing-finishing pig diets were also reviewed. The results showed that weaned pigs fed Mintrex Cu had a reduction in diarrhea incidence by 23 percent, as compared to other trace mineral forms. And, growing-finishing pigs fed the supplement experienced an improved immune response and improved digestibility in a basic corn-soybean diet.

Mintrex Cu is a bioavailable source of copper and the only mineral chelated with Alimet feed supplement. Research has proven that Mintrex delivers more bioavailable trace mineral to the small intestine than other leading organic trace minerals. The more bioavailable a mineral is, the lower the dietary concentration needed and the less mineral excreted to the environment. Increased bioavailability reduces feed costs and minimizes nutrient waste. Copper is an essential component of a functional immune system and contributes to performance in a variety of ways including iron utilization, nutrient absorption and digestion, and general metabolic function. Copper also has similar antibacterial and growth promoting effects as antibiotics.

For more information, circle C in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.novusint.com.


 

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