Oster Professional Products has introduced the PowerPro™ Ultra with Opti-Block, a cordless clipper designed to make blocking and trimming show cattle more comfortable and convenient.

The new clipper has a DC rotary motor that provides 3,300 strokes per minute, is 15% lighter than previous models and features an ergonomic design with a nonslip grip. It also comes equipped with the company’s Opti-Block Cryongenx blade, with an AgION antimicrobial coating that protects against a broad range of bacteria.

The portable clipper also features a redesigned battery that is slimmer and longer-lasting, offering 60 minutes of continuous run time. It is sold with two batteries and a charging stand. For more information, visit http://www.osterpro.com or call 1-800-830 -3678.

Andis Co. has introduced Ruby, a new petite, bright red clipper-trimmer. Weighing 6 oz., the new livestock grooming tool can be operated with or without a cord. Key to the tool’s superior performance, is the nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery, which is charged fully with every charge, assuring the longest possible use.

Made in the USA, the tool can run cordless for an hour, and comes with the battery, a stand, a cord charger, clipper oil, a blade brush and a one-year warranty. To find a local distributor, call the company at 1-800-558-9441 or visit http://www.andis.com.