A computer-based tracing system for livestock, VeriSource, by Global Animal Management, Inc., combines computer hardware and software products to help producers manage and analyze data on their cow herd. VeriSource tools include software for collecting livestock processing and source records, which can be used with laptops, desktops, PDAs, etc. VeriSource stores and reconciles the identity of animals from birth to harvest and is easily accessible through the Internet. When combined with a unique animal identification (ID), an integrated electronic system of records is created which will help meet the requirements of the proposed national animal ID system.
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Ultra-Durable Trailer

The Featherlite Model 8230 Superstock aluminum gooseneck livestock trailer includes a 3/16 corrugated treadplate floor, rear gate with slam latch that closes swiftly, and a center gate with slam latch for a quick, secure lock. Optional adjustable center gates on rollers are available for easier maneuvering of livestock. The trailer is available in 20, 24, and 30 ft. lengths.
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Super Duty Gate

A Super Duty Gate is available from Behlen Country in 2-in. increments from 8 ft. to 10 ft. This new Big Valley brand gate is constructed from steel tubing. It includes a heavy-duty spring, loaded piston latch and striker plate, and is coated with a premium powder-coat, green finish.
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Versatile Vehicles

John Deere's family of rigid Telehandlers, the 3020 Series, is designed for material handling jobs around the farm and ranch. Offering the market's highest engine horsepower levels, and increased hydraulic capacity for maximum production and performance, the Telehandlers have a 4-speed Powr-Synch transmission and a left-hand reverser mounted near the steering wheel. Another option is boom float to allow the attachment mounted to the front to follow the contour of the ground.
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Semen, Embryo Shipper

CryoPorter AR1000, a liquid nitrogen (LN2) dry vapor shipper from CryoPort Systems, Inc., is designed for safe, reliable shipping of animal semen and embryos. Its “tip-safe” design ensures nitrogen won't be lost during shipping, regardless of how the tank is handled. With an LN2 operating hold time of up to 16 days, the AR1000 is a lightweight, fully integrated package that combines the cryogenic container and shipping case in one unit.
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Increased Rake Capacity

The Vermeer R2800 TwinRake is designed for large hay acres, busy roads and tight hay-producing windrows. Built for speed and convenience, the R2800 offers 19- and 28-ft. raking widths. Windrow widths — 2.5 to 7 ft. — are hydraulically adjusted to accommodate different crops and haying conditions, and can be accurately set to different balers and pickup widths.
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John Deere's Largest

John Deere introduces the 9620 and 9620T tractors rated at 500 engine hp. The 4-wheel-drive tractors are John Deere's largest, and are powered by 12.5-liter John Deere PowerTech engines. The 9620 features an 18-speed PowerShift transmission, with automatic shifting capabilities. The tractors offer state-of-the-art controls, efficient performance and rugged durability for all field conditions.
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Implantable Biologicals

Newport Laboratories and SolidTech Animal Health have developed Rainbow SoliDose®, a chute-side implantable bacterin to aid in the prevention of Mycoplasma bovis, Colstridium perfringens Type A, Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica, E. coli, and Salmonella. Rainbow SolidBac® Pinkeye IR/PR is an implantable bacterin to aid in prevention and control of pinkeye. The line also includes two ballistically delivered bacterins. BallistiBac® Pinkeye helps prevent and control pinkeye, and BallistiVac® IBR aids in preventing infectious bovine rhinotracheitis.
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Marking System

All-Weather® Stock Shot® spray for marking livestock is available in five new colors and a Super Concentrate formula. Stock Shot Super Concentrate is formulated with a 16:1 mix ratio, and available in 1-pint or 1-qt. bottles. A quart of concentrate makes 4 gals. of spray and marks up to 16,000 animals. Color choices include red, green, blue, purple, orange, and fluorescent pink and green.
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A Cool Head

With summer heating up, Gorgonz warm weather work gear can help farmers and ranchers work comfortably in the heat without compromising safety. The Gorgonz Performance Work Hat, with hydroweave and Coolmax fabrics, keeps the wearer's head 30° cooler. The Gorgonz Pro Dex 500 work glove has two open fingers and an open thumb, allowing for increased dexterity, but still offering maximum performance.
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Easy Fence Repair

The GoldenRod® Hired Hand® Staple Driver makes construction and repair of wire fences faster, easier and safer. The handheld driver features a wire guide that positions wire on the post. A staple is automatically fed and held in position by the wire while it's driven into the post by striking the punch with a hammer. The staple magazine holds two strips of fence staples.
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Cold Pressure Washers

Landa introduces three models of gasoline-powered, cold-water pressure washers with 1½-in. steel roll cages with lifting eye. The models are powered by 11-, 13- and 24-hp Honda engines. The largest model, the MP-455034E, blasts at pressures up to 5,000 psi, enough to strip concrete from steel forms. It has an electric start engine with a 5-gal. fuel tank to provide up to five hours of continuous operation.
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BALING SUPPLIES

BALE STRETCH WRAP WHITE OR BLACK, Bale/Silage Bags, Black/White Bunker Covers, Tubes, Overslips, End Caps, Net wrap, Twine, Tape. 1-800-FARM-BAG, 1-740-787-1832


BREEDING STOCK

GELBVIEH BULLS. EXCEPTIONAL HEIFERS. Excellent quality. Trucking available. Markes Family Farms. Waukomis, OK 580-554-2307


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

LET GOVERNMENT GRANTS/LOANS FINANCE your business/ranch, to $2,200,000.00 (www.usgovernmentinformation.com). Free information: (707)448-0270. (JX7)


COMPUTER SOFTWARE

WINDOWS FEEDLOT PROGRAMS FOR ALL SIZE feedyards, private to large custom feeders. PASTURE/STOCKER Program, HOSPITAL TREATMENT Programs, LIVESTOCK ORDER BUYER Programs. 1-800-327-8295 www.hiplainsystems.com


CATTLE SOFTWARE REGISTERED AND COMmercial editions, small herd option, user friendly, free trial, http://www.CattleMax.com, 877-454-COWS.


EQUIPMENT

sales@KENCOVE.COM - FREE GUIDE! - Tightlock, high-tensile wire, portable, electric. Supplies - Tools. www.kencove.com, 800-KENCOVE (536-2683) or (724)459-8991.


HELP WANTED

SOUTH AFRICAN LABOR. - Reliable, skilled, English speaking seasonal/temporary farm workers seek positions on US Beef operations. Employment USA supplies quality, screened labor to suit your need. Employment USA facilitates all necessary paperwork with DOL and USCIS. Utilizes H2A and J1 visa programs. Call Tina Andrew today at 605-226-2116. www.employmentusaonline.com


SCHOOLS/TRAINING

CATTLE EMBRYO TRANSFER TRAINING - Learn secrets to successfully perform ET. Hundreds trained in the past 23 years. Dr. John Curtis, www.agtechinc.com, 1-800-367-4016, agtech@agtechinc.com


NATIONAL EMBRYO TRANSFER SCHOOL - IMPROVE reproduction, palpation, estrous synchronization, records, genetics, beef production, animal and embryo sales by doing your own embryo transfer. Dr. Peter Elsden. 662/562-0304 or www.peter@etschool.com