The Case IH Magnum 380 continuously variable transmission tops out at 435 maximum-boosted engine horsepower, delivers the highest horsepower in its class and meets Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 B/final standards. It includes a new CVT design for high-horsepower machines that works in conjunction with Case IH selective catalytic reduction emissions technology to maximize available power without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The company also announced the 2014 lineup includes significant horsepower upgrades in all Magnum models, because of a Case IH selective catalytic reduction-only emissions technology combined with CVT design for high-horsepower machines that maximizes available power. The new Magnum lineup includes nine models, all with available CVT and five available for the first time with CVT. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.caseih.com.
Equipment Technologies, Moorseville, Ind., announced the rollout of its 2014 line of Apache sprayers with a redesigned ergonomic cab. Combining all the modern comforts of a farmer’s shop office with the latest technology, Equipment Technologies created a cab delivering the application advantage at the fingertips of the operator. The company’s engineers took time to listen to customer needs and investigate all conceptual angles. The redesigned cab comes standard with a new ET Pilot System, a pre-installed dashboard app displayed on a 7-inch interactive color touchscreen. Swiping the screen left to right allows the operator to track transmission, fuel economy, slope readouts and track the engine torque output. The operator can see behind with a rearview camera. He can run a diagnostics report of the machine’s transmission, precision options and additional vital components. Two cruise control speeds can be applied with the push of a finger. For more information, ssee a dealer or visit www.etsprayers.com.
Parasite control can help cow-calf efficiency
In an effort to reduce treatment input costs, some producers do not have a strategic parasite control protocol. However, that choice can have a long-term negative financial impact far surpassing any short-term savings.
In fact, choosing not to deworm could potentially cost producers as much as $200 per head per grazing season. The difference in the average weaning weight of dewormed calves versus controls was 15.5 pounds.
Losses due to parasitism can be subclinical and overlooked, and severe infections can cause disease and death. Losses caused by subclinical infection can include reduced milk production and weaning weights, delayed puberty and decreased fertility in replacement heifers. It also can result in reduced pregnancy rates in mature cows and reduced feed intake.
Merial has introduced a new prescription deworming product, LONGRANGE (eprinomectin). It is the first extended-release injectable cattle dewormer and provides cattle producers season-long persistent parasite control for 100 to 150 days in a single subcutaneous dose, depending on the parasite species. Producers should consider the product as a partner in their herd management practices. Cow/calf producers who use parasite treatments on their herds can expect benefits such as increased weaning weights, boosted reproductive performance, reduced pasture parasite loads and decreased parasite infections in calves as a result of less pasture contamination by cows.
It takes about 100 days of continuous parasite control to break the parasite life cycle and begin to reduce the parasite burden on the pasture. The parasite protection LONGRANGE provides lasts long enough to break the parasite life cycle and therefore reduce parasite burdens on the pasture. For more information, contact a sales representative or visit www.theLONGRANGElook.com.
Company adds wireless farm networking
Farmers, ranchers and other rural dwellers have another outdoor WiFi coverage than previous generations of wireless access equipment. Ayrstone Productivity, North Oaks, Minn., announced the release of its latest outdoor WiFi technology product called the Ayrstone AyrMesh Hub2n.
The latest Ayrstone technology introduces the concept of the “transparent mesh,” where all WiFi-enabled devices on an AyrMesh network appear as if they are connected directly to a router even those up to 7.5 miles away. WiFi devices may include remote cameras, switches, gauges, weather stations, and signals from tractors, combines and sprayers.
Long-range wireless networks enable farmers to quickly make use of monitoring and controlling equipment to streamline operations.
For more information, call 888-837-0637 or visit www.ayrstone.com.
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