Cattle Convention new products
Here are a few highlights of the latest new products on display at this week's Cattle Convention trade show in Tampa, Florida.
Merial animal health has a new formulation of a cattle dewormer called LongRange. With the active ingredient of eprinomectin, LongRange is formulated to give 100-150 days of internal parasite control in a single one-shot dose. Merial veterinarian Joe Dedrickson says most other dewormer products have an effective life of about 28 days. LongRange is given as a subcutaneous injection, and goes to work immediately. The liquid also forms into a jell under the skin that goes into slow-release mode. It actually hits another peak release at about 100 days after injection.
“A good program is to give the shot of LongRange in the spring as cattle are going to grass,” says Dedrickson. “Then that 100-day secondary peak comes about mid-summer, when you need it.”
The product is given at 1 cc per 110 pounds of body weight, at a cost of about 1 cent per pound. For a 500-pound calf, that’s $5. For a 1,000-pound cow, it’s $10. www.thelongrangelook.com.
New Case Tractors
Case IH is unveiling two new mid-range utility tractors at the Cattle Convention this week. The Farmall C series tractor comes in 3 sizes:
- Farmall 85C with 75 PTO HP
- Farmall 95C with 85 PTO HP
- Farmall 105C with 95 PTO HP
“These versatile utility models are ready to meet any challenge on your ever- growing task list during longer work days, whether you are mixing feed or baling hay,” says Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall Tractors Marketing Manager. “These tractors also meet emissions standards with Tier 4A engines.”
They all use tier 4A-compliant Case IH FPT 4-cylinder 3.4-L turbocharged and intercooled engines. Precise electronic metering of fuel delivered with electronic high-pressure common-rail fuel injection provides a more efficient combustion process. This means improved efficiency, extended engine life and improved cold-engine starting. But most importantly, it provides efficient power. “This unique fuel injection system provides greater fuel savings, all while maintaining high horsepower levels,” says Lucey.
Glow plugs warm the engine prior to a cold-weather start, eliminating the need to use ether for more reliable starting in freezing temperatures. 12-speed forward, 12-speed reverse transmissions are designed with operator productivity in mind. The three Farmall C units use a synchronized, mechanical shuttle, wet- or dry-clutch transmission. If the application demands it, upgraded transmission options are available. Cost of the new Farmall C, with the loader package, is in the low $50,000 range.
The new Farmall U is a similar tractor with slightly more horsepower and upscale components. www.caseih.com.