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Heading in here for new product

17 November 2000

Heading in here for new product

REDUCE the danger of belly clipping cattle on-farm using a new long handled rotary clipper, says manufacturer Parke Rota-Shear.

The long reach model features a standard rotary clipper with a 76cm (30in) extended handle, which is said to allow operators to work safely while animals are kicking, especially while clipping the belly area. The machine can be driven by a compressor or electricity and is light and easy to use by novice or professional, says the company.

The long reach electric clipper costs £365, while the air drive is £450 (01780-784411, fax 01780-783065).

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Heading in here for new product

17 November 2000

Heading in here for new product

CUT losses caused by swayback in lambs using a treatment which combats copper deficiency in sheep, says Virbac, manufacturer of the Veticop injection.

A 2ml dose contains 20mg/ml of copper and is administered subcutaneously into the brisket about 12 weeks before lambing.

The product is aimed at producers who know they have copper deficiency on-farm, but Virbac advises having random samples of blood serum analysed every year to check status.

The injection is available in 100ml bottles which will cover 50 sheep and costs about 24-25p/animal (01359-243243, fax 01359-243200).

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Heading in here for new product

17 November 2000

Heading in here for new product

TV vet Eddie Straiton is back with a new book, Cattle Ailments: Recognition and Treatment (7th Edition), published by The Crowood Press.

This re-vamped edition is said to provide a concise, clear reference manual for cattle producers to diagnose and treat common ailments. Specially taken colour photographs are used throughout and subjects covered include; metabolic and respiratory disorders, skin complaints, general disorders and advice on lifting downer cows.

The hardback book contains 192 pages and costs £16.99 (01672-520320, fax 01672-520280).

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Heading in here for new product

17 November 2000

Heading in here for new product

SPEED-UP and simplify handling and application of silage inoculant with no loss of performance or need for chemical dispersants by using Ecosyl 66, says the company.

It says formulation improvements and a large pack format will cut handling time by as much as 50%, reduce water requirements, remove the use of added chemicals and minimise packaging waste.

Available for liquid or granular application, each bottle or bag treats 66t of forage. Both formats contain the high performance MTD/1 bacterial strain, and each delivers 1m MTD/1 bacteria per gram of forage, says Ecosyl.

Cost of treating silage with Ecosyl 66 is £1.19-£1.50/t treated, depending on purchasing volume. (01642-718800, fax 01642-714422).

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