Return on investment is quickly realized by eliminating monthly bedding purchases. In most cases, the ARID Lite system produces more bedding than is required by the dairy providing a revenue opportunity for off-farm sales of fiber. Land application of the remaining liquids with its dramatically reduced solids means content becomes simpler, more economical and better for the grasslands.
For more information: Go to www.manuresystemsinc.com or call (800) 799-3740.
Canarm/BSM Ltd. introduces the Coneybearicade.
Coneybearicade is a unique, custom-made feed barrier that significantly improves feed management capabilities. Its innovative design makes it easy to move and virtually eliminates the task of pushing up feed from the alley to the cow.
Made from durable and easy-to-clean PVC planks, the Coneybearicade is a barrier that is 20 inches high and sits 30 inches from the front of the curb. Controlled by an automated winch and pulley control system, the board can be raised vertically by a cable 5 feet from the floor. This dynamic design feature allows it to be raised for easy cow feeding and cleaning of the manger. When in the lowered position, it runs the length of the manger, creating an impervious wall that keeps the feed within easy reach of the cows.
By keeping the feed consolidated and close to the cows, the feed will stay fresh and increase the cows’ dry matter intake because the feed is always within reach.
For more information: Go to www.canarm.com/agricultural or call (613) 342-5424.
ZUREX PharmAgra, LLC, introduces the Ecalogix System™.
As dairy farms get larger, their ability to defend and control their operations against harmful micro-organisms becomes even more critical. The ECAlogix System (ECA = Electro-chemical activation) technology delivers a new level of dairy hygiene protection, providing solutions created on-site, with superior germicidal efficacy, at a fraction of the cost of current germicidal alternatives.
The ECAlogix System makes it possible to create a large amount of base disinfectant (ECAcept Concentrate) for literally pennies a gallon! Once produced, ECAcept Concentrate can be used on a wide variety of on-dairy applications from animal hygiene, facility hygiene and water treatment purposes. Either blended with proprietary ECAcept Additives, or used in diluted form, the ECAlogix System provides huge bottom-line savings and operational efficiencies.
The ECAlogix System applies a technology commonly used in municipal water treatment applications (ECA - Electro-chemical activation) and scales it to on-farm uses.