Beef export verification
USVERIFIED.COM, a USDA Quality System Assessment (QSA) document management program developed by IMI Global, is a simplified way to help companies build and maintain USDA beef export verification (BEV) programs. Canada and Mexico, for example, have required U.S. companies to have approved programs and approved means of verifying specific product requirements for the past year.
With the Japanese border soon to be opened to U.S. beef, USVERIFIED.COM can provide meat exporters the means of creating a BEV program that will allow them to document and verify age claims.
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Pfizer Animal Health introduces a lepto/vibro combination vaccine — Spirovac® VL5. It protects cattle against leptospirosis caused by hardjo-bovis, as well as four other serovars, and against vibrio caused by campylobacter fetus.
Spirovac helps reduce reproductive challenges like early embryonic death, abortions and stillbirths. It provides a 12-month duration of immunity. The primary vaccine is administered subcutaneously in the neck in two doses 4-6 weeks apart. Annual booster shots are required.
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Extra-large pressure washer
Landa's extra-large portable hot water pressure washer, the SLX model, can sustain water temperatures of up to 200° F. With cleaning power of up to 9.5-9.9 gals./minute and 2,000-2,500 PSI pressure, SLX is ideal for cleaning fifth wheels and other extra-tough, grease-cleaning tasks that need water hot enough to melt grime.
The SLX has a giant heating coil and is able to support two cleaning wands operating simultaneously. The water is heated using a burner fueled by diesel or heating oil.
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Refrigiwear, manufacturer of insulated work wear, introduces ComfortGuard, a comfortable, versatile and durable work wear line for farmers and outdoor production workers. ComfortGuard features heavy-duty construction with middle weight insulation and a Cotton Bull denim outer shell. It is water repellant, abrasion resistant and self-extinguishing. The line includes three pieces — service jacket, utility jacket and bib overalls. All ComfortGuard products are rated at 0° F and made with a polyester fiberfill insulation and nylon taffeta lining.
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Farm Works Software introduces Stock Mate, a new handheld pocket PC program. Stock Mate is designed to handle multiple animal types such as cattle, horses, hogs, dairy, etc., and record birth, mating, weaning, health, feed and weights. Viewing pregnancy checks, expected due dates, vaccine reminders or detailed history records of each animal is also possible. Once data has been entered in Stock Mate, it's easily downloadable to a desktop computer into the Farm Stock software program.
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AGCO LT tractors boost productivity with more power, a new transmission and improved cab. Bigger engines and a new power shuttle transmission increase the versatility of both the 2- and 4-wheel drive models. The LT line features 57% more weight and 40% more hydraulic flow than competitors in their horsepower range.
Powered by 4.5 L, 4-cylinder diesel engines, the LT tractors are ideal for chores like baling hay that require changes in ground speed while maintaining PTO speeds. The tractors' high-low gear range allows operators to shift on the go, altering ground speed by as much as 20%, while a new cab design offers increased visibility and air-ride seats.
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Health monitoring system
COLT Technologies, developer of wireless ag technologies, announces Federal Communications Commission approval for its TekVet™ system. TekVet is an RF/wireless health monitoring system that uses RFID technology.
The TekVet system identifies unhealthy animals by monitoring core body temperatures via the TekVet Smart Sensor, a small wireless device attached to the animal's ear. Electronic notification is sent when the animal's core body temperature spikes or drops, and allows sick animals to be identified, treated and returned to full health faster.
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Nutrient oral gel
Survivor™ Tubes is a multi-species oral gel nutrition supplement from Trouw Nutrition USA. Intended for the critical period from birth through the first week of life, it boosts a newborn calf's developing immune system.
Survivor utilizes Greenline™ technology, a blend of natural ingredients developed to promote a healthier gut environment and improve natural immunity. A key ingredient is Protimax® hyperimmunized egg protein, which helps support the animal's immune system, especially in stressful environments.
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