Herd Data For PDAs

Y-Tex Corp. announces the addition of Y-Tex HerdData for PDAs to its livestock ID product lineup. This database program facilitates collection and organizing of calving and herd data on a Palm, Handspring Visor or other Palm OS devices. Replacing the traditional calving book, it's designed for use with visual identification (ID), group ID, bar-coded and radio-frequency (RF) ID tags.

Y-Tex also offers a PDA-RFID sled reader for the Palm VIIx that reads RFID tags and automatically accesses individual animal records in the Y-Tex HerdData program. It allows for easy maintenance of beef quality assurance (BQA) records.

Using Y-Tex HerdData's filter and sort features, individual animals can be compared by a choice of various criteria for quick answers in the field. Once back in the office, the data can be downloaded and stored on a desktop computer. HerdData is available on a free, 30-day trial basis.
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Fly Control And Mg

Get fly control and supplement cattle for low magnesium levels in pastures with Rolyx Fescue-Mag self-feeding blocks from Crystalyx. Rolyx supplement is designed for beef, dairy or stocker cattle grazing lush, low-magnesium, spring pastures where grass tetany is a concern. Rolyx also contains Rabon, which kills larvae of horn flies, face flies, houseflies and stable flies in the manure of treated animals.
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Donahue Stock Trailer

The Weigh-N-Haul stock trailer from Donahue Corp. has a built-in 20,000-lb. platform scale. It's equipped with six weigh bars, electronic indicator, printer and a cable to download data onto a personal computer. Simply enter each animal's ID number as they're loaded and the weight is recorded into the indicator memory. The unit features a 7-ft. interior width with no fender wells, and a 6-ft., 9-in. inside height.
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Value Headgate

If a squeeze chute is not in your budget, Powder River's Value Headgate I is the answer. The headgate can be attached to Powder River Panels or adapted to your existing alleyway. It features a self-catch design and works best with polled or dehorned cattle. It can be easily set to catch most any size animal.
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Compact Mower

Vermeer adds a compact, 6-ft., 9-in., mower to its three-point cutter line. The 5030 Gator® Mower features a reinforced, easy-to-handle design with Kevlar curtain protection; a low-profile, streamlined cutterbar; and an easy-to-service, hex bi-shaft drive to simplify cutter bar service and maintenance.
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Six-Cylinder McCormicks

McCormick International's MC Power6 series adds more power to its MC tractor series. The MC120 Power6 (115-hp) and MC135 Power6 (132-hp) are highly maneuverable, mid-range tractors and the first agricultural tractors to use the new-generation Perkins 1100-series six-cylinder engine. Compared to their four-cylinder counterparts, the MC Power6 models have more power and torque, a longer wheelbase, greater implement lift capacity and a larger fuel tank, the company says.
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Mower Conditioner

The MC840 DiscPro® Mower Conditioner from Vermeer cuts a 10-ft., 6-in. swath but measures just 11-ft., 1-in. wide in transport. The MC840 features DynaGuard® Protection, a system designed to reduce cutterbar damage in rugged conditions. The design combines linkage and heavy-duty springs to allow the mower to pull and “lift” rather than “push” the header over obstacles.
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Ear Tag Hot Stamp

Temple Tag® announces receipt of a U.S. patent on its Hot Stamp ear tag imprinting machine for feedlots. Quiet, compact, portable and durable, the machine is designed with operator safety in mind. At proper temperature and pressure, the machine can produce a high-quality, long-lasting, fully customized print at the rate of one tag/second, the company says.
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Bale Handler

The RBH-4000 Bale Handler from Worksaver Inc., handles and stacks two, 4- × 4- × 8-ft. rectangular, or three, 3- × 3- × 8-ft. rectangular bales. Designed for use with tractor loaders, the handler features five, 26-in. forged spears on the bottom to help support the bales during pickup and moving, while six, 18-in.-long forged spears are located on the uprights lend additional support.
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Equine Grooming Wipe

Bickmore's Equine Body Grooming Mac Wipe is specially formulated for the horse's skin and coat. It removes dirt, sweat, grime, lather and dust, and leaves the horse's coat looking shiny and clean.
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Fade-Resistant Ear Tag

Temple Tag® claims its Herdsman® tag is the world's most fade- and abrasion-resistant tag. ProtectaPrint technology allows for darker print with high contrast on bright-colored tags. The process physically restructures the plastic over the print surface and effectively seals the print within the plastic. The result is an easier-to-read, highly durable and longer lasting tag, the company says.
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Box Spreader

The Model 1150 box spreader from Kuhn Knight Inc. has a 500-lb.-heaped-cu.-ft. capacity. It features a hydraulic drive, dual apron and two, 20-in. diameter, heavy-duty, rooster-comb beaters with replaceable beater paddles. Five models are available, ranging from 300- to 700-heaped cu. ft.
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