Below are some of the new products or updates to previous products that appeared in Issue 2 of Progressive Dairyman – Canada.
New integrated front loader bale spears available
Incorporating the Euro/global style quick-attach brackets, the new ELB-330 and ELB-340 front loader bale spears from Worksaver, Inc. feature triple bolt-in forged spears.
These spears are spaced 26.5 inches apart across the lower tube, allowing the operator to handle mid-size or large square bales.
Two bales can be handled when the optional uprights are installed. Overall unit width is 59.75 inches.
—From Worksaver, Inc. news release
New cow bubble beds introduced
Canarm/BSM recently introduced its newest dairy product promoting ultimate cow comfort. The Bubble Bed Rubber Cow Mats are easy to install, are clean and hygienic and provide superior traction for your cows.
• Excellent traction
• Improved udder, leg and hoof health
• Reduces lameness and injuries
• Durable and long-lasting
• Highly resistant to wear for years of trouble-free performance
• Quick and easy installation
• Molded edges prevent soiling underneath the mats and improper drying off
• Easy to clean, low in maintenance
• Unique anti-bacterial surface for superior hygiene
—From Canarm/BSM news release
Humane castrator for newborn livestock introduced
No-Bull Enterprises is unveiling the next generation of innovation in bloodless castration with the Callicrate ‘WEE’ Bander, an instrument crafted from surgical-quality, corrosion-resistant stainless steel.
It is designed to ensure proper ligation with every application – the key to effective humane castration.
With the Callicrate Bander, band application is mechanically assisted to ensure consistent results every time. The ‘WEE’ Bander is even lighter weight, just as fast, effective and bloodless, but requires no manual cutting or crimping of the rubber loop.
—From No-Bull Enterprises news release
DG29 pregnancy tests now available from Genex in Canada
Genex Cooperative, Inc. is marketing the DG29 bovine pregnancy test in Ontario, western Canada and the Maritimes.
DG29 is an easy-to-use blood pregnancy test allowing producers to draw blood samples from their cattle on the farm or ranch, forward samples to a certified laboratory and receive pregnancy diagnosis results quickly and accurately via fax or email.
The DG29 test, conducted Monday through Friday at Conception Laboratories in Beaumont, Quebec, utilizes ELISA technology to detect a specific pregnancy-related protein within the bovine’s blood sample.
Based on the presence or lack of presence of a pregnancy-related protein, positive (pregnant) or negative (open) results are reported.
For best results, the test should be conducted on cows or heifers 29 days or more post-breeding. Cows must also be at least 90 days post-calving before blood samples are collected. PD
—From Genex news release