Colostrum replacer

Colostrx® 130 Colostrum Replacer from AgriLabs contains 130 grams of globulin protein protection in every dose. Calves not receiving adequate amounts of high-quality colostrum during the first few hours of life experience failure of passive transfer and miss out on the life-saving benefits of immune proteins.

Available in individual, foil-wrapped packets, the replacer is easily mixed in two quarts of warm water and requires only a single feeding. For best results, administer via a nipple pail, bottle or esophageal feeder within 24 hours of birth followed by a normal feeding program. To learn more, visit www.agrilabs.com.

Feed delivery box

The 70110 ProFeed Delivery Box from Kuhn North America, Inc. is a large-capacity box (1,100 cu. ft.) with twin-auger design and a variable-speed hydraulic motor. The twin augers provide consistent unloading and cleanout while the hydraulic motor helps provide an even flow of feed. Call 608-897-2131, Ext. 2259 for more information.

Commercial testing for AM

Pfizer Animal Genetics now provides a commercial test for Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM). Samples can be sent as hair follicles, semen samples, whole-blood tubes or blood FTA® cards. When sending hair samples, make sure at least 25 follicles are included to ensure an adequate volume of DNA to complete the test. To learn more, call 1-877-233-3362, or download forms to accompany AM samples at www.PfizerAnimalGenetics.com.

Round bale processor

The Round Bale EZ Ration Processor from RCMR, Inc. can simultaneously blend two different types of roughage and feed it to cattle. With two bale chambers and the ability to carry a third, roughages can be blended in any desired ratio; the blend can be changed to feed different classes of cattle. Call 1-800-242-9599 or visit www.ezration.com for more information.

Genetic defect testing

The Igenity® profile now includes an option to evaluate cattle for the presence of Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM), also known as Curly Calf Syndrome. The profile also includes multiple market analyses for: residual feed intake, dry matter intake, average daily gain, tenderness, marbling, quality grade, yield grade, fat thickness, ribeye area, heifer pregnancy rate, stability, calving ease, docility, myostatin, coat color, bred-specific horned/polled and multisire parentage.

An optional diagnostic test for persistent infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus is also available. To learn more, call 1-877-IGENITY or visit www.igenity.com.

Bale spears

Worksaver's FLBS Series of bale spears is designed for tractor front loaders and feature all-welded frames, cast steel weld-on spear sockets and bolt-in spears for increased durability. The series offers six models with one, two, three or four tapered spears rated from 2,200-4,000 lbs. Models with one or two tapered spears offer a useable length of 42 in., while models with three or four spears offer 26 or 42 in. of useable length. For more information, call 217-324-5973.