BEEF Tech new products for the beef industry

Bale hoop feederMicotil label updatesRugged panelsVertical mixer seriesBFD-PI testingUtility tractor seriesCompact excavatorsAriat offers denim

April 1, 2010

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BEEF Tech new products for the beef industry

Bale hoop feeder

The Bale Hoop Feeder from Winkel Mfg., Glen Elder, KS, uses a unique bale suspension design to keep hay off the ground and save up to 20% of hay bales. The design restricts cattle from pulling hay out of the feeder and onto the ground, and the suspension is made of 12, ¼-in. chains attached to 12 reinforced plates behind sheet metal for strong, solid construction. The feeder holds a one-ton bale and has 18 feeder spaces with angled bars. The unit can be turned upside down to better feed smaller cattle with lower access height. The 500-lb. feeder features an 8½-ft. diameter and 68-in. height.

For more information, call 800-466-3606 or visit

Micotil® label updates

Elanco's Micotil is now approved for a flexible dose range from 10-20 mg/kg (1.5-3.0 mL/cwt.) for both metaphylaxis and individual pull-and-treat treatment for bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Also included is a new 42-day withdrawal time, regardless of dose, and maximum injection site volume of 10 mL.

New treatment claims include Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni, as well as Mannheimia haemolytica. Micotil is still indicated for the control of BRD associated with M. haemolytica.

“The recent label change gives producers and animal-health professionals the opportunity to adjust the dose of Micotil upward, if needed, due to increased BRD risk in certain groups of cattle,” says Jared Gould, DVM, Elanco.

For more information, go to or call 800-428-4441.

Rugged panels

Trusscore PVC liner panels for wall and ceiling applications are the latest addition to TVM's building products line. The ½-in.-thick, rugged, lightweight panels provide high strength and excellent spanning capabilities, while the tongue-and-groove design allows for quick and easy installation. Prepunched nailing flanges hide all fasteners once installed. Durable and washable, Trusscore surfaces are resistant to scratches, moisture and most chemicals. Panels are 12 in. wide and available in 12- and 16-ft. lengths; custom sizes are also available.

For more information, call 814-269-9674, ext. 228, or visit

Vertical mixer series

The Roto-Mix Cyclone HDS series vertical mixer line utilizes double-flighted augers and a hydraulic drive system to mix rations faster. The hydraulic drive system reacts to keep the tractor operating at its most efficient engine speed regardless of auger loading and/or available tractor horsepower, while double flighting on each of the twin augers boasts two pickup points to move more material with each revolution. The mixers feature a 42-in.-wide conveyor with heavy-duty chain and slats for faster feedout, and assembly for either right- or left-hand discharge. The mixers are available in three trailer models — the 1105 HDS (1,100-cu.-ft. capacity), 1355 HDS (1,350 cu. ft.), and 1505 (1,500 cu. ft.)

For more information, call 620-225-1142 or visit

BVD-PI testing

Destron Fearing and Animal Profiling International (API) announce a joint program to increase animal testings for persistent infection with bovine viral diarrhea (BVD-PI). API will provide special BVD-PI test pricing to producers who purchase Destron Fearing cattle tags this spring.

Testing is simple and straightforward, the companies say. During spring processing and tagging time, a small ear notch sample inserted into a test tube marked with the calf's ear tag number is sent to API. Instructions for shipping of samples to API are included in most Duflex® brand cattle ear tag retail bags, and test results are received the next business day after the sample is received by the lab.

For more information, call 800-328-0118 or visit; or call 503-972-3021 or visit

Utility tractor series

Massey Ferguson's® HD Series 2600 utility tractor offers up to 25% more usable standard weight than comparable tractors. The series includes four models from 74-97 gross engine horsepower (62-83 PTO HP) available in 2- or 4-wheel drive with independent PTO and a choice of two transmissions. All models come in platform, cab or low-profile styles. In addition, the new series provides the highest weight-to-horsepower ratio in class to provide both maneuverability and power, while all major HD Series components are steel.

For more information, visit

Compact excavators

Bobcat's E42, E45 and E50 models join its M-Series compact excavator line in the 4- to 5-ton weight class. The E42 is a Conventional Tail Swing unit with an operating weight of 9,246 lbs. The E45 features Zero Tail Swing and weighs 10,077 lbs. The E50 is a Minimal Tail Swing model weighing 10,677 lbs.

The E42 and E45 models feature a 41.8-hp, liquid-cooled diesel engine, while the E50 has a 48.8-hp engine. Redesigned hydraulics with a load-sensing pump and closed center-valve system, combined with reengineered boom geometry, mean increased bucket breakout forces. All models are available with a long-arm option to maximize dig depth, reach and dump height clearance.

For more information, visit

Ariat offers denim

Ariat International adds Ariat Denim for men and women to its equestrian performance apparel line. Ariat Denim's lived-in comfort doesn't sacrifice style. Men's styles retail for $54.95 to $59.95, and women's styles $64.95 to $69.95. Ariat Denim is 100% cotton ring-spun denim and features comfort inseams; anchored belt loops, plus men's patent-pending “Loop Lock” reinforced rear belt loop; “True Fit” waistband; heavy-duty zippers and hardware; women's no-see pocket lines and slimming back pockets; and men's iPocket for electronics and extra deep front pockets.

For more information, call 800-899-8141 or visit

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