Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica offers Bovikalc® calcium boluses and Diaque nutritional supplement for calves. Bovikalc is an oral nutritional supplement for cows in need of increased calcium levels. Diaque provides calves a source of energy and electrolytes. It's highly palatable, encourages stressed calves to eat, and can be fed with milk to increase nutritional intake or mixed with milk replacer or warm water.
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Hand-held tag reader

Farnam and New Z® Tags introduce a portable radio-frequency ID (RFID) tag recorder to track cattle no matter their location. The LTS Tag Recorder is a Palm®-based PDA with an integrated RFID reader and data accumulator. It functions as a stand-alone unit in the field and comes with a user-definable software interface that can be customized with several sets of data collection fields to suit individual operations' needs. Sealed against water and dust, the unit is useable in any environment.
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Loading chute

LT Ranch Supply LLC, introduces the LT Dock/Groundload Conversion, a loading chute for livestock trailers that converts from a ground-load position to dock-load positions. The design means a second vehicle isn't needed to haul a loading chute to the field.

The chute can be fitted to a straight or potbelly trailer, adds only 3 ft. of length and converts in less than 60 seconds. The chute is made of either aluminum or steel, and equipped with lights and reflective tape.
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