SHOOTIN' THE BULL
Published on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 1:03pm
Bayer Launches New ULV Cold Fog Aerosol Insecticide for Fly Control
Bayer Animal Health introduces a new cold fog aerosol insecticide for control of flies and mosquitoes. DeltaGard® Insecticide provides an ultra-low volume method of control for fly species and resistant mosquito species to help producers treat these pests quickly and effectively. The active ingredient in DeltaGard, deltamethrin, is the first and only Type II pyrethroid registered in the United States for wide area mosquito control. “DeltaGard offers options to producers who have seen mosquito resistance,” says Dr. Larry Hawkins, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian at Bayer.
“And it kills flies and mosquitoes quickly, in as little as 10–15 minutes, with no knockdown recovery.” The wide usability of DeltaGard makes it a convenient option for fly control for livestock producers. It can be applied in wide-area fly control in and around livestock facilities and over any crop or agricultural areas, with or without livestock present, including:
- Row crops
“DeltaGard has the lowest application rate among competitive products, with an application rate comparable to one aspirin-sized pellet of active ingredient dispersed over an entire football field,” says Bruce Brinkmeyer, product manager for livestock insecticides at Bayer. “The low application rate reduces the impact on the environment and community.” Visit www.BayerLivestock.com for more information.
BAYER: SCIENCE FOR A BETTER LIFE Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen.
Case IH Introduces True-Tandem™ 335 Barracuda
Producers can aggressively manage heavy crop residue and soils with the new True-Tandem™ 335 Barracuda vertical tillage tool from Case IH. Built on proven Agronomic Design™ principles, this rugged addition to the industry-leading Case IH vertical tillage lineup quickly cuts, incorporates and evenly distributes the most stubborn crop residue up to 4 inches deep. This creates the potential for a blacker surface finish and an increase in nutrient cycling for the next crop.
“We developed the new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda to help producers more productively manage the record-breaking amounts of residue associated with new, high-yielding crop genetics — especially hybrids developed for standability with tougher stalks,” said Chris Lursen, Case IH tillage marketing manager.
“Thanks to the industry-exclusive serrated blades engineered with Earth Metal and greater concavity than most other vertical tillage blades on the market, the Barracuda easily slices through tough residue, uproots root balls and levels out the soil to create the ideal environment for residue breakdown and seedling development.” Capable of cutting up to 4 inches deep, the new 22-inch Earth Metal® Barracuda blades help producers reach deeper depths and achieve a smooth field finish, while covering acres quickly. The blades penetrate hard, dry soils and break
The Case IH True-Tandem™ 335 Barracuda vertical tillage system moves material up, over and laterally to stratify soil particles and increase aeration for improved soil tilth.
through surface compaction layers to promote soil movement and uniform density. New chisel- tipped serrations allow the blades to retain sharpness and durability, even under tough field conditions. “As the chisel-tipped teeth wear, the valley between each tip stays sharp, retaining the cutting edge and extending the blade’s lifetime,” said Lursen.
“Combined with the high-quality Earth Metal material, the blades are built for durability, helping producers cover rocky terrain and uneven ground in confidence — even
at high speeds.” Built with the toughness producers demand, the True-Tandem 335 Barracuda vertical tillage tool works on a wide range of soils to quickly break down even the heaviest stubble and stalks. Additional features that ramp up the aggressiveness of the new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda include:
- Capability to run at 6 to 9 miles per hour for higher speed, higher productivity soil management. Operating at 8 miles per hour, a producer using a 34-foot machine can cover 28 acres per hour.
- A rugged, pull-through frame that balances weight distribution over tough, fast-changing conditions.
- The 22-inch, crimp center Earth Metal Barracuda blades are engineered using a unique process and steel formula to prevent brittleness and elasticity, making blades stronger and more durable.
- An 18-degree gang angle matched to each blade’s shallow concavity provides thorough soil mixing without causing backside blade compaction like competitive designs.
- Front and rear gangs and blades are properly indexed to one another, providing an even surface finish and a more even subsurface floor than most other vertical tillage tools and high-speed disks.
- The hydraulically adjustable TigerPaw™ Crumbler® rolling reel, which helps produce more uniform clod sizing, soil particle stratification and residue distribution.
- The ability to retrofit the Barracuda blade to Case IH True-Tandem 330 Turbo or 335VT models.
The Case IH True-Tandem™ 335 Barracuda vertical tillage tool provides aggressive residue management and a blacker soil fi nish in heavy residue conditions.
The True-Tandem 335 Barracuda is available in working widths from 22 to 34 feet to match most tractors. Whether spring or fall, producers can use the unit alone or in combination with other tillage operations to achieve soil conditions for uniform crop emergence. For more information, visit your Case IH dealer or www.caseih.com.
1 Operating at 8 miles per hour, at 85 percent efficiency.
Case IH Announces Free AFS Connect™ Farm Management System With Purchase of New Equipment
Producers can participate in the free AFS Connect program now through April 30, 2016, with an eligible new equipment purchase from their Case IH dealer
Case IH is pleased to announce the opportunity to experience the benefits of AFS Connect™ advanced farm management system free of charge. Now through the AFS Connect program, customers who purchase a new Axial-Flow® combine, Steiger® tractor or Magnum™ tractor by April 30, 2016, at participating Case IH dealerships will be eligible for a free one-year subscription to AFS Connect, including hardware installation.
“As producers take to the field this spring, we’re excited to give them the opportunity to try free AFS Connect,” said Leo Bose, Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) manager. “AFS Connect gives operators instant access to real-time data, helping them manage their entire fleet from a remote location. With instant access to location, diagnostics, fuel and engine stats, they’ll be armed with valuable decision-making tools to help increase efficiency and turn potential into profit.” Producers who participate in the free AFS Connect program also can add one of these new features to their subscription:
- CELLULAR GUIDANCE (NTRIP): Tapping into Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Global System for Mobile (GSM) networks, producers gain access to 180 carriers across North America. This industry- leading coverage ensures a more reliable guidance signal and sub-inch accuracy for the most precise farming practices.
- TWO-WAY FILE TRANSFER: Producers can easily transport AFS data such as yield maps, prescriptions or guidance lines wirelessly to their home office or trusted advisor.
AFS Connect offers a comprehensive suite of fleet management and machine monitoring that provide long-distance, real-time control. From yield mapping to machine performance data and custom alerts, AFS Connect gives producers on-the-go access to every machine in their fleet.
The free AFS Connect program is eligible with other programs. For complete program details, visit your Case IH AFS dealer or www.caseih.com/freeAFS.
Help end-of-season calves build immediate immunity
Producers can participate in the free AFS Connect program now through April 30,2016, with an eligible new equipment purchase from their Case IH dealer
Newborn calves are immediately exposed to diseases lurking in the environmental, especially towards the end of the calving season. After weeks of heavy use, pastures and other birthing areas accumulate afterbirths, urine and feces. A haven for bacteria and a harsh place in which to begin life. “Calves born during the first several weeks are fortunate to start out in a relatively clean space,” notes Scott Sturgeon, DVM of Sturgeon Veterinary Services in Hydro, Oklahoma. “However, calves born late in the season typically enter the world under less sanitary conditions. They face more contamination issues, which will only continue to worsen the longer the calving area is occupied.”
As a result, a higher percentage of calves born during the calving season’s last quarter can suffer from scours due to pathogen buildup than calves born earlier in the season. “Calves born at end of season have a higher chance of contracting the three main causes of scours,” explains Sturgeon. “E. coli, rotavirus
and coronavirus.” Cattle producers can take various steps to optimize newborn calf health for animals arriving during the season’s backend. A USDA-approved antibody product gives calves — especially these latecomers — the immediate protection they need. One dose effectively defends against E. coli and coronavirus when given after birth — within the critical timeframe for antibody absorption.
“I’ve seen the benefits of this product firsthand,” shares Sturgeon. “I have clients who faced scour issues for a number of years and had great success after incorporating a specific antibody product into their calving regimen. These producers have seen a major decrease in scours and an increase in overall herd health as calves grow up, boosting the farm’s bottom line.” The ability to dose alongside colostrum is another important benefit, as some products on the market require a waiting period between administering the antibody and feeding colostrum.
“Any time there is a delay in colostrum intake, the calf is put at greater risk for failure of passive immunity,” points out Bobbi Brockmann, vice president of sales and marketing with ImmuCell Corporation. “Purified antibody products containing concentrated levels of specific immunoglobulins that inactivate disease pathogens, can be administered to calves at the same time as colostrum — so there is no interference with maternal antibodies and no waiting for a response from the calf’s immune system. It also means less stress because the calf does not have to divert its precious energy reserves from maintenance and growth to mounting an immune response.”
Rotating animals to clean pastures or facilities throughout the calving season is another protective measure some producers practice to limit calves’ exposure to contaminants. It’s important to keep calving areas as clean as possible to avoid compromising calf health. When it comes to scours, prevention is the goal. “It’s more economical to prevent this costly disease than it is to endure its lifelong consequences,” says Sturgeon. “A calf that gets scours is set back for life. It is more likely to acquire respiratory diseases and not gain as well throughout its entire life cycle. But if you prevent a calf from getting scours, you set it up for a healthier, more efficient life.”
Help ensure newborn calves joining your herd throughout the calving season get the best start to life and are positioned to reach their full genetic potential. You can provide immediate immunity in the form of a USDAapproved specific antibody product. It’s proven to be a life-saving component of newborn calf protocols when used in conjunction with good colostrum management and calf nutrition programs. Video resources on newborn calf health can be found at www.youtube.com/ImmediateImmunity. You can also visit the Immediate Immunity Facebook page at: www.facebook. com/ImmediateImmunity.