Here are some of the new products or updates to previous products that have been announced as of November 29, 2011. Return to this section of the Progressive Dairyman website periodically to find out what new products will be impacting the dairy industry.

Blood pregnancy test proves accurate and effective 28 days post-breeding

Recent advances by BioTracking LLC now allow BioPRYN and BioPRYNQK users to determine the pregnancy status of livestock as early as 28 days post-breeding. When applied at 28 days post-breeding or later, these tests correctly identify greater than 99 percent of pregnant cows.

This change to earlier application of the BioPRYN test gives producers greater flexibility to apply the pregnancy test and still maintains the same high level of accuracy. Producers are able to increase reproductive efficiencies in their herds by identifying open cows earlier than previously available.

—From BioTracking news release

Thermal management systems end clogged radiator issues
Kustom Cooling Products, LLC., recently announced the release of the Hydraulic and Electric Thermal Management Systems.


These thermal management systems have been successfully operating on a variety of applications such as oil coolers, farm tractors, turf equipment, ATVs, various agricultural applications, refuse, forestry equipment, transit buses, mining applications and numerous other vocational/industrial types of equipment. They are ideal for any applications that have clogged radiator issues as a result of operating in a high-debris environment.

—From Kustom Cooling Products news release

Valmetal introduces new products


Forage Blower V59 & V59 HV: This product has independent adjustable wheels for easy installation and transport. The shear bolt is easily accessible thanks to the hinged safety guard and incorporated spare shear bolt holder. All drive mechanisms can be easily reached thanks to hinged protection doors.

New Hybrid Silo Unloader: The silo unloader features a quality transmission, chipper wheel, heavy-duty impeller, four-belt drive System, independent power ring drive, heavy duty collector ring and a power cable looping kit.

Self-Propelled Bedding Chopper: The self-propelled bedding chopper has been designed to ease and shorten the chore of bedding. The chopper is driven by two hydraulic motors. The big capacity tub means less trips to the filling station. It can handle up to 7 small bales or large chunks of big bales. PD

—From Valmetal news release