Deep trough waterer
Ritchie Industries adds the Deep 54 waterer to its WaterMasters series. The Deep 54 holds 54 gals. and serves 200 beef or 100 dairy animals. It also features a larger, front-access panel; two overflow levels and a domed valve cover to keep the waterseal free of dirt and debris.
The WaterMaster series features a heavy-duty, one-piece polyethylene body. The trough slopes to a large drain to make emptying and cleaning fast. It also requires 75% less energy in the winter than concrete units.
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Welding helmet honors FFA
Hobart Welding Products introduces an XFS welding helmet in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization. The helmet features the FFA emblem, “Forever Blue” motto and a lens that auto-darkens to a #10 shade in 1/3,600 of a second after detecting an arc start. In addition, it meets ANSI Z87.1 - 2003, CSA and CE standards.
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Trailer with new features
Featherlite trailers are now sporting Wave side panels, which provide a sleek undulating design modeled after the panels on the Medalist series. In addition to the Wave design, all trailers are now equipped with sharper-looking LED lights to enhance visibility on the road. Two additional stop/turn LED lights are standard.
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Tree-fork attachment available
Bobcat's tree-fork attachment lifts and carries trees, rocks and other odd-shaped materials. Suited for Bobcat mini track loaders MT52 and MT55, and 463 and 553 skid-loaders, the tree fork quickly attaches using the Bob-Tach™ mounting system, which is standard on Bobcat loaders. The attachment can carry objects ranging from 7 to 36 in. in size.
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AccuWeather.com  has launched a new Forecast Snapshot tool that integrates with Google Maps and provides current conditions, 3-day forecasts, weather news headlines, and radar or satellite images for every location on Earth. It combines forecasts, current conditions and radar in one interface, selected by ZIP code or city and country search.
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BVD diagnostic screening
Jenrik Ag LLC has a new tool and method for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) diagnostic screening. The ProSampler™ Ear Tissue Sampling Kit is a single-hole, ear-punching tool that removes a 4-mm-diameter tissue punch from the ear's outer edge and automatically deposits the tissue into a test-tube capsule packaging system. The tissue punch removes a consistent tissue sample size via a spring-loaded plunger that eliminates the need to touch or handle each sample.
The collection packaging system organizes and transports individual tissue samples to the lab in molded 8-row strips formatted to conform to 96-well lab plates. A custom-designed Excel-based Field/Lab Report Form comes with each 96-test sampling kit to correspond with preprinted and sequential numbers assigned to each capsule.
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Additional genetic markers
Merial has added genetic markers for backfat, yield grade, ribeye area, hot carcass weight, marbling and quality grade to its Igenity® profile. With the addition of these markers, the spread score of 1 from Igenity and a score of 10 is now larger. For example, the difference in a score of 1 and a score of 10 for ribeye area represents 2.12 in. (see chart).
In addition, ABS Global now provides information from the comprehensive Igenity profile on all its beef sires. Find the scores at www.absglobal.com .
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