New Products: Valley Irrigation, ANIMART, Innovacyn, Virtus, AGCO
Valley Irrigation product line
Valley Irrigation expanded their Valley GPS product line. Valley GPS Guidance for corners and linear irrigation equipment is now compatible with both John Deere Starfire and Trimble GPS products. Compatibility with Trimble GPS base stations will make conversions from buried wire to Valley GPS Guidance easier. For more information about GPS offerings with Valley Irrigation, producers can contact a local Valley dealer.
ANIMART Legend Heat Detection System
ANIMART introduced the radio-automated Legend Heat Detection System, including the Track a Cow pedometer to monitor cow activity in real time (every 6-7 minutes) and transmit data to receivers positioned in the pens. Data from the pen transmitter is also continuously updated to an on-farm computer. The system may also help establish a standing/lying ratio, alerting producers to cows showing decreased activity, speeding illness or lameness identify.
Innovacyn Inc. launches Vetericyn® products
Innovacyn Inc. launched three Vetericyn® products designed to meet specific needs. The new line includes a Pink Eye Spray, Teat Spray, and Umbilical, Navel and Udder Gel, all available in 16-ounce trigger spray bottles. Vetericyn is a topical solution for the care of wounds, infections and irritations caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or spores. The no-rinse solution is steroid-free, antibiotic-free and non-toxic. The oxychlorine compounds similar to those produced by the animal’s own immune system.
Virtus Nutrition: New packaging
Virtus Nutrition unveiled new brand identities and graphic standards for its EnerGII bypass fat product and Omega Nutrition Solution program. The new packaging is designed to help maintain product quality, managing moisture and other conditions in the distribution chain, and enable customer savings by shipping more efficiently.
Prequel with omega-6s is fed for 21 days prior to calving, and STRATA with EPA/DHA omega-3s is used in the fresh and breeding pens. The Omega Monitor system uses existing dairy data to track key milk and reproduction performance indicators.
AGCO System 350 Automatic Steering
AGCO’s System 350 Automatic Steering system is now available through AGCO’s North American dealer network. The System 350 features a new X30 all-in-one control console that gives operators an entirely new level of precision accuracy, dependability, flexibility and ease of use. It includes boundary and U-turn recognition features, allowing operators to easily complete turns and lock onto the next swath. The guidance dashboard provides on-screen indicators for area applied, speed, row number and satellite information, while building a color coverage map that the operator can review to make adjustments that can help increase productivity of the work at hand. The System 350 also can be easily moved from one vehicle to the next. The multi-touch screen also allows operators to drag and drop information or pan across multiple screens with a simple swipe of the fingertip.