It was not just big kit on show at LAMMA, with many companies using the event to showcase some of their latest livestock innovations. Hannah Noble reports.
BASF was at the event launching their new rodenticide product, Storm Ultra Secure. The formula contains 25 parts per million of the active substance, flucoumafen and now available for professional users, farmers and the general public.
It is believed rats have developed some resistance to some of the second generation active ingredients on the market, such as difenacoum and bromadiolone, and while resistance is an important factor in the efficiency of a rodenticide, palatability is also important. The new product is wax-free which makes it more palatable for the rodent.
A NEW weigh scale indicator from Tru-Test is now available. It features fast and accurate recording of cattle and lamb weight, as well as Bluetooth connectivity.
It can be combined with the MiHub app to calculate daily liveweight gain and track growth of livestock.
Run time on a single battery charge is 15 hours and charging time is six hours. It has bee designed with a back lit display and simple-to-use controls.
CALF and lamb feeding specialists, Trusti Tuber have launched a new colostrum feeder bag which was shown by Dairy Spares at the event.
It is the only colostrum bag on the market which is designed to be reusable, with a wide spout for easy cleaning.
It has a large, four-litre capacity which freezes flat meaning it can be thawed in less than 20 minutes.
THE Evolve, from Easyfix is a flexible feed barrier for cattle which is made from a galvanised steel frame and curved plastic divisions.
The top of the barrier is open, which aims to allow the animal to exhibit more natural behaviour while eating rather than being restricted by a top rail.
It also eliminates neck rubs seen with conventional barrier feeding. The flexible plastic divisions provide an increased reach and therefore better access to feed. The modular system can be adjusted to fit any size required.
AGRICAMERA has made some useful changes to its wireless cameras, which allow farmers to survey their lambing and calving sheds from afar.
With internet connection often a problem on many farms, the company has now launched its new 4G connection unit.
Billed as being ideal for farms which do not have broadband connection, or are situated away from the farmhouse, it uses a SIM card to send video from the camera straight to the Agricamera app on mobile or tablet.
There is also the possibility of powering the unit and camera with a connection to a solar panel.
Complete system with camera starts at £999.00 + VAT.
LAUCHING at the event was the much requested DUO, a new twist on their AG Maxi bedding dispenser which now combines a motorised brush and a driven axel with a maximum speed of five miles per hour.
Thought to be the only product of its type available on the market it was created with the intention of making life easier, complete with a thumb throttle to vary the speed and the two wheel drive axel which uses a differential for easy turning.
The DUO is powered by a 36 volt battery which allows for the bedding of about 1,500 cubicles on one charge.
The hopper contains an agitator and an auger which enables a wide range of products to be used. It also features a brush which is adjustable on both axes and has a floating mechanism to avoid damage.