New York Farm Show is renowned for drawing a host of new equipment, plant and feed products, plus crop technologies for Northeast dairy farmers and livestock producers. Here are details on 17 submitted in advance by exhibitors to whet your appetite.
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ANIMaRT and DFA Farm Supplies offer New York DFA members access to a Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) service to set up timely on-farm visits, laboratory evaluations, records evaluation as required by federal law. Contact: Lynnette Sorbello at 800-926-2667, ext. 5542, or 866-591-2925, Option 2, or visit dfamilk.com. Booth: HT-322G.
Milk fever risk reducer
Protekta’s X-Zelit helps prevent clinical and subclinical hypocalcaemia — milk fever. Added to the closing ration beginning 14 days before calving, it binds ration calcium to the cow’s small intestine and activates her natural process of mobilizing calcium, keeping it in perfect balance through calving. Suggested retail: $30 per treatment per cow. Contact: Lasse Jakobsen, 519-528-5822, or visit protekta.com. Booth: D-740.
The Forage Source’s High Rate Inoculant is designed to provide unmatched coverage at an unbeatable value as forage harvesters have gotten larger and inoculant applicators have gotten smaller. Contact: Thomas Frederes, 716-485-6454. Booth CP: 173.
Fatty-acid calf supplement
Vigortone Ag Products’ NeoTech 4 R-Pro is a next-level package of essential fatty acids for accelerating calf growth and development. Microbial populations are modified to favor bacteria more efficient in conserving feed protein and increasing microbial bypass. Contact: Larry Koerner, 585-703-8165. Booth: D-610.
Dairy calcium supplement
Bio-Vet’s QuadriCal calcium bolus supplement boosts calcium blood levels in dairy cows at calving. Each bolus contains four calcium sources for rapid, sustained availability, plus niacin and vitamin D. It’s also available in mini and organic formulations. Suggested retail: six-dose box, $40; 40-dose box, $220; 80-dose box, $428. Contact: Ron Martin, 608-924-7001, or visit bio-vet.com. Booth: HT-3309.
Calf immunity booster
Sterling Technology’s Immu-Prime bioactive product contains bovine growth factors for newborn and stressed calves. When given for four consecutive days, it significantly increases plasma protein to help increase Ig6 immunoglobulin uptake and better establishes passive immunity. Contact: Stacey Peterson, 570-881-6015, or see sterlingtechnology.com. Booth: D-594.
Certified organic livestock
Dairy Farmers of America is offering organic dairy and beef cattle, sheep, lambs, pigs and chickens certified by NOFA-NY and available through select Empire Livestock Markets. Contact: Lynette Sorbello, 800-926-2667, ext. 5562, or visit dfamilk.com. Booth: HT-322G.