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New products gallery – July 2021

Published on 24 June 2021
MM 301 Merge Maxx hay merger

Kuhn launches new MM 301 Merge Maxx hay merger

Kuhn North America Inc. is pleased to introduce the new Kuhn MM 301 Merge Maxx hay merger. The Kuhn MM 301 is a high-performance yet simple to operate merger for smaller operations focused on high-quality hay and forage.

The MM 301 has been designed to work with mower conditioners from 9 feet to 18 feet of cutting width. It features a variety of options so it can be tailored to match the needs of almost any operator’s preferences. The merger can be operated pulling directly behind the tractor, extended all the way to right or anywhere in between.

The standard, curved windguard helps create fluffy, well-formed windrows by keeping the crop close to the pickup and delivering it to the center of the belt. A self-contained hydraulic drive allows the merger to be operated by most tractors regardless of hydraulic capacities. The MM 301 also has steel hydraulic lines on the tongue, providing the machine with a longer life and improved system performance.

Visit Kuhn North America Inc. for more information.

Huvepharma - CycleGurad 500

Huvepharma launches CycleGuard 500

Huvepharma has recently introduced CycleGuard 500, a melengestrol acetate feed additive used for suppression of estrus in heifers, to their product lineup. The product received FDA approval in 2020.

Available as a Type A liquid medicated article, CycleGuard 500 is a bio-equivalent product to MGA and HeiferMaX, meaning it provides the same benefits of dosage, chemical identity, potency, quality and safety to these existing melengestrol acetate brands.

CycleGuard 500 can be used to suppress estrus in heifers intended for breeding as well as to suppress estrus among heifers fed in confinement intended for slaughter. For feedlot heifers, melengestrol acetate is also proven to increase rate of weight gain and improve feed efficiency. There is no pre-slaughter withdrawal required.

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Experimental bovine anaplasmosis vaccine available on the global cattle market

University Products LLC recently underscored the continued success of its vaccine created to address the widespread problem of anaplasmosis in cattle, considered especially problematic in U.S. states like California, Montana and Oklahoma where the disease has become endemic.

Recent clinical studies of the vaccine also point to other promising uses, including treatment for bovine babesiosis (redwater fever), another parasite-borne illness of particular concern in the U.K. and the cattle-rich tropical regions of Latin America, with over half of herds there living in tick-infested areas.

The University Products vaccine was first developed by Dr. Gene Luther in 2000 and has already been FDA-approved for experimental use. Although it does not prevent infection, it significantly reduces clinical signs and helps prevent cattle death. A detailed description and method of administration is publicly available for PDF download (Anaplasmosis vaccine - University Products Vaccine).

HerdDogg - Bluetooth=powered smart eartags

HerdDogg launches Bluetooth-powered long-range smart eartags

HerdDogg recently announced the general availability of its long-range eartags for livestock. The company’s DoggTags use Bluetooth 5 technology to capture sensor data within an active smart tag attached to the animal’s ear that reads at distances of 100 yards or more – much farther than with RFID or other short-range tags – and delivers real-time alerts, animal location and health information.

The company’s patented technology is a small, lightweight tag designed for easy installation on cattle, bison and other livestock. The HerdDogg’s TraceTag reports identification and location and lasts up to five years, while the HerdDogg WelfareTag (pictured) tracks animal biometrics and lasts up to two years. Both tags have LEDs that can be turned on directly from any smartphone.

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Kemin Industries launch of KemTRACE Chromium-OR for use in organic livestock diets

KemTRACE Chromium – the first product of its kind on the market – is a water-soluble, highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium that helps improve glucose utilization and reduce the negative impacts of stress for increased cellular energy and function. This results in improved maintenance, reproduction, growth and immunity. KemTRACE Chromium has been fed to millions of animals around the globe since its introduction in 2000. It is registered in more than 35 countries worldwide and is the only FDA-reviewed form of chromium propionate.

As an expansion of the product portfolio, in 2021 Kemin launched KemTRACE Chromium-OR – an organic-compliant form of chromium propionate for use in organic livestock, broiler and horse diets. KemTRACE Chromium-OR has been reviewed by a third party against the USDA National Organic Program standards and is permitted for use as a mineral livestock feed ingredient in organic production and processing.

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HydroGreen fresh forage units

Introducing HydroGreen fresh forage units

The HydroGreen system produces live green feed through its unique process of sprouting grains, such as barley and wheat, in a controlled environment.

With minimal land, labor, water and power, the system provides a safe, consistent, reliable and nutritious feed source, regardless of the weather or market conditions. The fully automated system performs all functions including seeding, watering, lighting, harvesting and re-seeding, all with the push of a button.

Vertically stacked shelves allow for high yields in a very small area without the need for cultivated land. One 2,700-square-foot building can replace as much as 600 acres, producing 5 tons of fresh feed every day using a fraction of the water used in traditional crop production.

HydroGreen is a great fit for all traditional, natural, grass-fed and even organic beef production operations. In many parts of the world, producers have to resort to feeding stockpiled dry hay or other stored forages for as much as half the calendar year – a challenge for grass-fed/grass-finished beef producers. Now a succulent forage diet is possible year-round.

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Photos courtesy: of Kuhn, Huvepharma, HerdDogg, HydroGreen.