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Innovative Resource Guide Excellence in Animal Health Care

2011


Table of Contents

Calf Management.........................................................3-9 Colostrum Replacement Early Calf Care Milk Replacers Calf Starter Calf First-Aid Cold Weather Care Calf-Tel Hutches and Accessories Calf-Tel Pen System Direct-Fed Microbials (DFM)

Nutrition and Feed Quality.....................................10-15 Direct Fed Microbials Electrolytes Accelerated Nutrition - Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Accelerated Supplements Silage Inoculants Feed Quality

Essential Solutions (Organic Certified)...................16-17 Direct Fed Microbial Electrolytes Dairy Premixes

Udder Health & Milk Quality..................................18-20 Conditioners Teat Dips & Barrier Dips Mastitis Treatment Sealants Milking Hygiene Alkaline Detergents Acid Rinse Sanitizer Inflations

Bedding Conditioner................................................21-22

Innovative Solutions CALF MANAGEMENT Page Five Simple Rules for Feeding Colostrum 3 Five Factors Affecting Calf Performance 4 Benchmarks for Calf Performance and Healt h 5 ACT - Accelerated Calf Technology Calf Starter 6 Cold Weather Management 7 Bloating in Calves 9 NUTRITION & FEED QUALITY The Tri-Mic Program for Lactating Cattle Protocol 10 Key Points on Heat Stress 11 Trace Minerals: An Expensive Way 12 to Cut Expenses in Dairy Cows Macrominerals are important to cattle diets 13 Potential Solutions for Multiple Symptoms 14 Safety Around Silage 15 ESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS (Organic Certified) Essential Solutions: Direct Fed Microbials Essential Solutions Organic Certification

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UDDER HEALTH & MILK QUALITY Mastitis Management 19 BEDDING CONDITIONER SOP Sirio Operating Process® 21 BREEDING SUPPLIES Inserting CIDRs: Novalube® lubricant Is It Time for a New Semen Tank?

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For over 30 years, Accelerated Genetics has established a tradition of providing solution-based products that meet the changing needs of dairy and beef producers.

SOP® Products - C Cow, C Calf, Lagoon SOP® Duster

Breeding Supplies...................................................23-27 Estrus Synchronization Supplies Nitrogen Tanks and Accessories Heat Detection Aids A.I. Breeding Supplies Animal Identification

Miscellaneous.........................................................28-29 Breeding Records and Supplies Equipment Disinfectants and Boots Insecticides Hoof Treatment Deworming Program

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DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY LIMITED WARRANTY: All products sold are warranted by Accelerated Genetics only for use against defects in workmanship or materials under normal use for one year after date of purchase from Accelerated Genetics, unless otherwise stated in writing. Any product which is determined by Accelerated Genetics to be defective in material or workmanship and returned to Accelerated Genetics shipping costs prepaid will be as the exclusive remedy replaced at Accelerated Genetics’ option. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: No warranty, expressed or implied, other than as set forth in the limited warranty statement above is made or authorized by Accelerated Genetics. Accelerated Genetics disclaims any liability for product defect claims that are due to product misuse, improper product selection or misapplication, and any description does not express or imply a warranty that the products are merchantable or fit for a particular purpose. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Any liability for consequential and incidental damages is expressly disclaimed. Accelerated Genetics’ liability in all events is limited to, and shall not exceed, the purchase price paid. The products listed in this catalog are not intended to be the sole source of any nutrient, and should be used in conjunction with a nutritionally sound feeding program. PLEASE NOTE: The information for each product is as complete as space allows. Any available information on any product, not included in this catalog, will be provided upon request.


CALF MANAGEMENT Five Simple Rules For Feeding Colostrum 1. Say Good-Bye to Mom. Remove the calf from the dam before it has a chance to be exposed to pathogens from nursing or from the calving environment.

Maximizing the genetic potential of the herd begins with a successful calf-raising program. Accelerated Calf Technology (ACT) provides products designed to assist the newborn calf through the critical first months of life. COLOSTRUM REPLACEMENT First Day Formula® 30240 500 gr.

A colostrum supplement and replacement product for dairy and beef calves that contains dried, natural bovine colostrum safe for newborn calves. First Day Formula® is fortified with essential vitamins and chelated trace minerals. This product’s unique and healthy combination of proteins, vitamins and minerals make it an ideal supplement for poor quality colostrum or as a replacement when fresh colostrum is not available. Should be fed within the first few hours of life.

Calf Tube Feeder 30123

An ideal tool for feeding colostrum or re-hydration products to young calves. The stainless steel tube is specifically designed for young calves and the bulb-end helps facilitate placement into the esophagus. A clamp on the rubber hose can be released allowing the calf to be fed only when you want it to be. All parts, including the one-gallon reservoir, can be disassembled for cleaning ease.

Early Calf Care First Life Formula 30273 30274

5 lbs. 25 lbs.

A supplement to be added to milk replacer or whole milk. It should be used during periods of stress to promote calf health and vigor. First Life Formula includes porcine plasma and porcine serum, chelated minerals, essential oils, vitamins and other key nutraceuticals which have been shown to improve calf health and performance especially during high stress situations, such as shipping, weather, or other environmental conditions. Should be fed during the first few weeks of life.

2. Feed A Gallon and Feed It Early. Passive transfer – the measurement of the calf’s absorption of the protective antibodies in colostrum (IgG’s) - is affected by the quality and amount of colostrum fed and the size and age of the calf. For Holstein calves, feed 4 quarts of colostrum within the first hour (Jersey calves and small Holsteins should be fed less). 3. It’s OK to Force the Issue. Few calves will freely drink 4 quarts of colostrum. Use an esophageal feeder if necessary. 4. Not All Milk Is Created Equal. Colostrum is the secretion from the mammary gland for the first 24 hours after calving. Transition milk is the secretion beginning at 24 hours and after 72 hours transition milk becomes milk. Colostrum differs from transition milk and milk in concentration of protein, fat, lactose, vitamins and most importantly, IgG’s. Only colostrum from disease-free dams which is free from blood, mastitis, manure or other contaminates should be fed. A colostrometer can be used to measure colostrum quality. 5. Fresh is Best. High quality, fresh colostrum is best; however, unused colostrum can be refrigerated for up to 48 hours or frozen for up to one year. Store colostrum in 2 quart or smaller bottles or plastic zip-lock bags. Containers should be marked with the date collected and the ID of the dam. Refrigerators should be set for under 40°F. “Frost-free” freezers which go through a freeze-thaw cycle are not ideal for long-term storage. Thaw colostrum in a warm water bath (110° to 120°F). Thawing in a microwave is not recommended.

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CALF MANAGEMENT MILK REPLACERS Five Factors Affecting Calf Performance 1. Colostrum: A good colostrum program consists of feeding at least 4 quarts of a high quality, clean colostrum to an average sized Holstein calf within an hour of birth. Colostrum should be the first milk from the udder after a dry period of at least 30 days from a properly vaccinated dry cow that is on a good nutrition program. Colostrum products from Accelerated Genetics can supplement low quality colostrum or be used as a replacement feed if no fresh colostrum is available. 2. Cleanliness: Reducing pathogen load is critical for a successful calf raising program. This is done with good biosecurity such as following “all-in allout” principles with calf housing. Follow proper cleaning and sanitation protocols for all feeding equipment on a consistent basis. Good cleaning is not using just a dish soap on equipment. For best results, use the same system used in a milk house for cleaning the milking equipment. 3. Nutrition: Use a good quality milk replacer and feed it at recommended levels. Start feeding a good quality calf starter by day 3 in small quantities. Keep the starter fresh by replacing daily and offer free choice clean water at all times. Work with your local Accelerated Genetics representative to fine-tune your nutritional products for maximum performance goals. 4. Environment: Keeping calves comfortable will reduce stress and improve performance. Make sure they are properly bedded, kept dry and there are no drafts. In addition, during cold weather, make sure calves have a place to “nest” to stay warm. 5. Reduce Stress: Stress reduces calf performance. Stress occurs during dehorning, vaccinating, tail docking, weaning, moving, grouping and socialization. Plan today to spread out the above activities with your calves and you will minimize stress. Remember that preweaned calves are still babies. They need to be treated this way.

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Premium quality calf milk replacers providing high digestibility and performance. ACT – Accelerated Calf Technology is Accelerated Genetics combination of specialized ingredients, state-of-the art manufacturing and professional technical support with one goal in mind – to get the optimum performance from your calves. ACT milk replacers are made with food grade ingredients to ensure a consistently high quality product to support optimal calf growth. Our unique manufacturing technology results in a 100% instantized product so powder goes into solution with minimal mixing and is consistent from the top to the bottom of the pail or bottle. Bio-Mos® has been added at research levels and has been shown to improve calf health and growth by binding pathogenic bacteria that are a major cause of scours. Chelated (organic) trace minerals are used instead of traditional inorganic trace minerals because of the improved efficiency of the calf to utilize these resulting in better health and growth. Adding Accelerated Genetics’ direct-fed microbial, Tri-Mic WD, has been shown to improve feed intakes, feed utilization, digestive health and immune system response. Bovatec® (Iasalocid) is an available option for those looking for control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuemii.

Code Size

Product Name

Guaranteed

Protein Source Protein

Fat

IU/lb Vit. A

IU/lb Vit. D3

30102 50 lbs.

PERFORMANCE PLUS Non-Medicated

All Milk

20%

20%

30,000

10,000

30426 50 lbs.

PERFORMANCE PLUS Medicated

All Milk

20%

20%

30,000

10,000

30377 50 lbs.

HI-PERFORMANCE PLUS Non-Medicated

All Milk

22%

20%

30,000

10,000

30608 50 lbs.

HI-PERFORMANCE PLUS Medicated

All Milk

22%

20%

30,000

10,000

30606 50 lbs.

ACCEL MAX Non-Medicated

All Milk

22%

20%

30,000

10,000

All Milk

26%

15%

30,000

10,000

Contains Geling Agent

30611 50 lbs.

CALF ACCELERATOR Non-Medicated High protein, lower fat for an accelerated feeding program

Bio-Mos® is a registered trademark of Altech. Bovatec® is a registered trademark of Alpharma Inc.


CALF MANAGEMENT Benchmarks for Calf Performance and Health

Performance Plus – All Milk 20% Protein 20% Fat 30102 Non-Medicated 30426 Medicated with Bovatec®

50 lbs. 50 lbs.

Hi-Performance Plus – All Milk 22% Protein, 20% Fat 30377 Non-Medicated 30608 Medicated with Bovatec®

50 lbs. 50 lbs.

Accel MAX All Milk 22% Protein, 20% Fat 30606 Non-Medicated 50 lbs.

Calf Accelerator All Milk 26% Protein, 15% Fat Milk Replacer for Accelerated Feeding 30611 Non-Medicated 50 lbs.

Analysis

Chelated

IU/lb Vit. E

Mg/lb Vit. C

DFM

MOS

Mineral Selenium Medication

150

No

Tri Mic WD

BioMos®

Yes

Yes

No

150

No

Tri Mic WD

BioMos®

Yes

Yes

Bovatec® (lasalocid) 90 grams/ton

200

100

Tri Mic WD

BioMos®

Yes

Yes

No

200

100

Tri Mic WD

BioMos®

Yes

Yes

Bovatec® (lasalocid) 90 grams/ton

200

100

Tri Mic WD

BioMos®

Yes

Yes

No

150

No

No

BioMos®

Yes

Yes

No

Heifer calves are the future of the milking herd. Evidence is accumulating that indicates growth rate and health during the first 8 weeks of a calf’s life can impact lactation performance as a cow. In order to evaluate the success of a calf program, calf raisers need to know where they stand in terms of calf growth rate and health, and compare those values against industry standards (i.e., benchmarks). Growth: A general goal for calf growth, regardless of breed, should be to double the calf’s birthweight by 60 days of age. For a 90-lb. calf, this means that the calf should gain 1.5 lbs./day in order to reach 180 lbs. by 60 days of age. Several factors influence calf growth, including breed, colostrum status, environmental pathogen load, type of calf housing, liquid feed source and feeding program, calf starter management, and weaning age. All these factors are interrelated, such that inadequacies in any area can influence the outcome of another. A conventional milk replacer program (20-20 or 22-20) can meet the goal of doubling birthweight by 60 days provided the other factors mentioned do not inhibit calf growth. Health: Recent USDA data indicates that 7.8% of the heifer calves born and alive at 48 hours of age die prior to weaning, with the majority of deaths due to: 1) scours, diarrhea, or other digestive problems (56.5%), or 2) respiratory problems (22.5%). Less than 5% mortality from 48 hours of age until weaning is the recommended benchmark, but every calf raiser’s goal should be to keep driving this number lower. Clearly, calf death loss is the least desirable outcome, but high incidence of calfhood diseases can significantly influence long-term productivity and profitability. Less than 25% of calves should be treated for disease prior to weaning. Death loss or treatment rates exceeding these benchmarks call for an investigation (in conjunction with your veterinarian, nutritionist, and/or calf specialist) to determine the source of infection and identify corrective actions.

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CALF MANAGEMENT ACT Calf Accelerator Calf Starter is based on expert-reviewed, controlled research, proven repeatedly to improve calf performance, efficiency, and economics of production. Calf Accelerator is high in starch and low in fiber to promote consumption, rapid rumen development, and rate of gain (J. Dairy Sci, 2008). The energy ingredients are only corn and oats, not fibrous by-products. A blend of short chain fatty acids, medium chain fatty acids, and essential fatty acids repeatedly shown to improve calf performance are included in Calf Accelerator. The mode of action of these fatty acids is increased development of the intestinal mucosa and pancreas, antimicrobial properties of the fatty acids, and supply of essential fatty acids that are deficient in the diet. Several controlled trials with these nutrients have been published and summarized with these fatty acid blends known as Neotec4®. In the trials with calves less than 2 months of age, an all-milk protein milk replacer was fed. In both starter and grower trials (Table 1), calves fed Neotec4® had greater average daily gains, feed efficiency, and changes in hip widths with no change in starter intake or body condition scores (BCS). Additionally, a blend of various botanical products, Apex, is included in Calf Accelerator. Apex has been shown to improve calf body weight gain, starter intake, feed efficiency, and hip width change in calves under 2 months old fed a soy-based milk replacer (Table 2). By: Mark Hill, Ph.D., Akey References: Prof. Anim. Sci. 23:665-671 (2007) Prof. Anim. Sci. 23:521-526 (2007) J. Dairy Sci. 92: 3128-3137 (2008) J. Dairy Sci. 92: 670-676 (2009)

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CALF STARTERS The ideal feed for rapid and early rumen development. Highly palatable and easily digestible for optimum intakes, feed conversion, rates of gain and health. Begin feeding by one week of age and continue up to 12 weeks of age. Calf Accelerator 30157 50 lbs. A premium 19% protein texturized calf starter formulated for optimum calf growth in all seasons. Contains Neotec4® and Apex to improve feed efficiency and starter intake.

Table 1. Performance of calves fed Neotec4® or a control starter - 0-2 months of age (Performance of calves fed Neotec4® or a control grower - 2-4 months of age) Daily grain, lb/day

Starter intake, lb/ day

Feed efficiency, gain/feed

Hip width change, inches

BCS change

Days with scours

Control

1.26 (2.11)

1.51 (6.01)

0.602 (0.35)

1.20 (2.00)

0.5 (0.3)

6.0

Neotec4

1.40 (2.32)

1.61 (6.03)

0.654 (0.39)

1.53 (2.10)

0.5 (0.3)

4.8

10% (10%)

-----

8% (10%)

27% (5%)

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21%

Item ®

Change

Table 2. Performance of calves fed Apex or a control starter (0-2 months of age)

Item

Daily grain, lb/day

Starter intake, lb/ day

Feed efficiency, gain/feed

Hip width change, inches

BCS change

Control

0.89

1.49

0.46

1.18

0.4

Apex

1.10

1.81

0.49

1.50

0.4

Change

23%

21%

6%

27%

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CALF FIRST-AID AccelLyte Calf Electrolyte 30496 3.3 lbs. 30493 10 lbs. 30495 25 lbs. An oral rehydration product for dairy and beef calves. Contains potassium and sodium to replenish electrolytes and restore proper fluid balance. Blended with glycine and citrate to improve electrolyte and water absorption. Added dextrose provides nutritional energy. Buffers help minimize metabolic acidosis. Also contains Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), complex sugars that help establish beneficial microbial populations. Easily mixes with water. Accel Calf ADE + 30331 4.34 lbs.

Protocol for Rehydration of Scouring Calves TWICE A DAY: • Feed 2 quarts of milk replacer or milk • 1 hour later - Feed 2 quarts of AccelLyte. • OFFER FRESH WATER

CAUTION: Calves showing

symptoms of coma, shock or are too weak to stand should be treated as directed by a veterinarian.

For the treatment of bacterial enteritis (scours) and bacterial pneumonia. Also for the treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis, scours). Provides each calf 10 mg of oxytetracycline and 10 mg of neomycin sulfate per pound of calf body weight daily. Contains a combination of Oxytetracycline HCL and Neomycin. Fortified with Vitamins A, D3 and E. Mix with non-medicated calf milk replacer to make a Type C medicated milk.


CALF MANAGEMENT

COLD WEATHER CARE The Thermal-Neutral Zone (TNZ) is a temperature range where animals are neither too hot or too cold. The range for calves is from a low of about 50°F to a high of 78°F. (10-25°C) When the temperature drops below 50°F calves will start to use more energy to maintain their body temperature. During these cold weather times, extra energy and/or outerwear is necessary to keep your calf’s growth on track. In cold weather, energy can be a limiting factor to growth, leaving calves susceptible to sickness. Feeding a high quality milk replacer to pre-weaned calves makes economic sense and helps prevent weight loss in cold weather environments. The chart at right estimates daily gain expected at feeding rates and temperatures when feeding Accelerated Genetics milk replacer.

Effect of Temperature on Calf Daily Growth Using an Accelerated Genetics Calf Milk Replacer (20% Protein - 20% Fat) Amount of Powder Per Calf per Day (lbs.)

50°F

30°F

10°F

1.00

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

1.25

0.43

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

1.50

0.82

0.48

Weight Loss

------------Gain in lbs. per day------------

1.75

1.11

0.86

0.46

2.00

1.30

1.21

0.85

The growth rates shown are considered estimates using the 2001 Dairy NRC as a guideline. Actual calf performance can vary greatly based on management, genetics and actual feed intake.

Accel Energy 30908 25 lbs. An energy supplement that contains 60% fat and 7% protein with added vitamins and minerals. Add to milk replacer or whole milk during cold weather stress.

Cold Weather Management By paying attention to calf health, environment, and feed intake you can keep calves growing during periods of stress. Feeding changes that provide more nutrients during cold weather include: • Feed additional milk replacer solution. (From 2 quarts per feeding to 3 quarts per feeding for example) OR • Feed more milk replacer powder per calf. (From 10 ozs. per 2 quarts to 12 ozs. per 2 quarts) OR • Feed an additional feeding during the middle of the day. OR • Feed an additional 1-2 quarts per calf daily. OR • Feed Accel Energy fat supplement to add extra energy to your milk replacer solution or whole milk.

Help Calves in Cold Weather • Make sure clean water is available to stimulate starter intake. • Provide plenty of dry bedding.

AccelCoat 30819 Small (Jersey calves) 30820 Large (Holstein or similar size calves) Provides additional protection to calves during cold weather. Made with Accel-U-Late, our exclusive insulation which wicks moisture away from the calf and provides superior thermal capabilities. The outer shell is made of highstrength polyester with a urethane back, making the AccelCoat water resistant and durable against the harshest conditions. A smooth, quilted inner lining provides warmth and comfort for the calf. Available in two sizes (small and large) and equipped with adjustable heavy-duty elastic leg straps for a better fit. The quick-release leg straps and adjustable brisket strap make dressing any calf a one-person job. Machine washable.

- Acts as a moisture barrier keeps calves dry.

- Insulates the calf from the cold earth or concrete below.

- Encourages the calf to lie down, decreasing body heat losses.

• Provide a draft-free place for the calf to lie down. • Consider using AccelCoats to help insulate young calves. Gain Projections at Variable Temperatures and Feeding Rates Using a 20-20 All-Milk Protein Milk Replacer Ounces of Milk Replacer or Ounces of 50°F 30°F 10°F Milk Replacer with Accel Energy per day ------------Gain in lbs. per day-----------20 oz. Milk Replacer

0.43

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

20 oz. Milk Replacer + 2 oz. Accel Energy

0.73

0.37

Weight Loss

20 oz. Milk Replacer + 4 oz. Accel Energy

0.78

0.66

0.11

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Calf-Tel has long been known for producing the longest lasting hutch on the market. Calf-Tel systems provide the ideal environment for achieving the lowest death rates, the lowest medicine and veterinary costs, the highest daily weight gains and the healthiest calves with strong legs and feet. All for a low initial investment. Unique features allow easy access to calves for handling, no maintenance and easy mobility. Calf-Tel calf housing systems use a unique thermoforming process along with the highest quality polyethylene plastic to achieve unmatched strength, durability and longevity. The opaque material provides cooler temperatures in extreme heat and longer life to the plastic. Ultraviolet rays, which are destructive to ordinary translucent plastics, do not penetrate. Each model has ridge-top ventilation for improved air circulation and extra hutch length providing protection for calves in cold or damp conditions.

CALF-TEL HUTCHES AND ACCESSORIES

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Multi Max offers the same conveniences as the Deluxe and Pro model individual hutches but in a larger format. The MultiMax Group Calf Raising System helps calves transition from individual systems to a manageable group environment with minimal setback. Continued growth and health will be attained as animals bond into a social group. • Constructed of high molecular weight polyethylene that will not breakdown and deteriorate. • Large entryway for maximum ventilation. • Extra hutch height allows animals to stay in the unit longer. • Treated lumber base provides a stable and secure foundation. • Ridge top ventilation for improved air circulation. • Includes rear vent for hot weather or observation 30852 MultiMax Outside Dimensions 86.5”L x 107.5”W x 72”H Inside Dimensions 82”L x 102”W x 71”H Weight base 235 lbs.

The Deluxe II model offers a left or right offset shrouded entry and side access door for easy access to inside feed station. Keeps feed and calves dry. The Pro II model is designed for use with an outside feeding station. Ideal for large-scale operations requiring labor and space efficiencies. Some assembly required. 30848 30854 30855

Pro II Model Hutch Calf-Tel Deluxe II Hutch Left* Calf-Tel Deluxe II Hutch Right*

*Position of side access door on hutch when facing entrance.

Outside Dimensions 86.5”L x 48”W x 53.5”H Inside Dimensions 82”L x 42”W x 48”H Hutch Weight 86 lbs. Hutch Accessories 30325 Fence Panel w/L-rods 40” x 16’ 30892 Tether System Set (Includes: cable, chain, two snaps and collar) - Part number 30884 for old style hutch. 30120 Inside Pail Rack - Part number 30115 for old style hutch. 30179 Fence Mounted Pail Holder 30116 Calf Pail - 10 qt. Heavy-duty plastic pail 30117 Fence Mounted Pail Cover 30923 Inside Bottle Holder (fits 3-qt. bottle) 30924 Inside Bottle Holder (fits 2-qt. bottle) 30925 Fence Mounted Bottle Holder (fits 2 qt. Bottle) 30379 Inside Hay Feeder 30326 Fence Mounted Hay Feeder 30428 Super Calf Nurser Bottle 30429 Super Calf Nipple

CALF-TEL PEN SYSTEM Modular, cost-effective solution for indoor calf raising • Modular construction and assembly • Easy to set up, configure, expand and sanitize • Lightweight and simple to move, requires only one person • System interlocks back-to-back and side-to-side • Superior ventilation with standard adjustable rear venting • Exterior feeding with easy access to feed and water • Height adjustable, hinged door with full upright access • Free standing, does not require permanent installation • Calf Pen Front includes 2 pails and Pen Extender 30858 30859 30860 30862 30861 30844

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Calf Pen Front - 48”x 45” Calf Pen Back - 48”x 45” 7’ Calf Pen Side & 2 Pen Rods 6’ Calf Pen Side & 2 Pen Rods Calf Pen Bottle Holder Calf Pen Extender


The digestive system of cattle is populated with a wide array of microorganism, each playing a specific role that affects animal health and performance. These populations of beneficial microbes can be adversely affected by stress factors – such as calving, feed changes, production challenges, movement, disease and illnesses. Feeding Accelerated Genetics’ exclusive line of Direct-Fed-Microbials (DFM’s) is one step towards assuring optimum animal performance and health. Our DFM’s are made from a combination of live, viable microorganisms – each selected for their role in cattle. These microbes are packaged using state-of-the-art technology to guarantee viability and the highest activity once fed to the animal. With 20 years experience, Accelerated Genetics is recognized as a leader in the field of DFM’s.

DIRECT-FED MICROBIALS (DFM)

Tri-MicWD 30497 500 gr. 30507 5 kg A water dispersible direct-fed microbial (DFM) specifically designed for calves. Promotes the early establishment of beneficial digestive bacteria necessary for proper digestion of milk and grain diets. Aids in rumen development when transitioning to a dry feed diet. Reduces the occurrence and severity of scours. Helps re-establish digestive bacteria following antibiotic treatment, illness or environmental stress. Can be mixed into water, milk replacer, whole milk or rehydration products. Should be fed from birth through weaning.

CALF MANAGEMENT Bloating in Calves The following risk factors for bloat in dairy calves are a summary of several field observations. Adapted from: http://www.nwnyteam.org/AgFocus2007/Oct/ BloatCalves.htm and http//www.dairyherd.com/adviser/ cha_070625.htm. Colostrum collection, quality, and storage • Every effort should be made to provide clean quality colostrum (4 L as soon as possible after birth) to the calf in order to prevent bloat-causing bacteria from establishing in the calf’s digestive tract. Cleanliness of feeding equipment and calf hutches/pens • Pathogens that cause bloat are abundant in the environment, therefore cleaning and disinfecting feeding equipment between feedings and calf pens/hutches between calves is a very important practice. Consistency of milk replacer from feeding to feeding may be a factor (intervals, concentration of powder to water) • Consistency is very important. This refers to maintaining a consistent feeding schedule and consistent mixing protocols (ratio of powder to water). Inadequate milk or milk replacer temperature • Feeding milk or milk replacer at 95ºF or below may induce bloat. Feeding temperature should be closer to 101ºF-102ºF–the body temperature of a healthy calf. • Higher risk in the winter, which may be related to rapid cooling of milk replacer solution, resulting in milk temperature being significantly cooler than intended. More common with higher feeding rates • Be careful when introducing high feeding rates, perhaps use a conservative step-up approach. • High feeding rates have been successfully implemented on several farms. May be more common in higher protein milk replacer use • This observation is likely due to greater nutrient intake providing more substrate to organisms that lead to bloat. Lactose levels do not appear to be a problem Fast milk flow-rate through the nipple hole • Don’t cut calf bottle nipples to increase the diameter of the hole. Replace nipples regularly to maintain proper hole diameter.

Tri-Start Jr. 30386 Bolus

36 ct.

A direct-fed microbial (DFM) for dairy and beef calves in bolus form. Helps stimulate feed intake during periods of change. Contains optimal levels of beneficial microbes necessary to jump-start a calf’s stalled digestive system. Administer when calf is three days old to help make the transition from colostrum to whole milk or milk replacer. Also administer during any management-induced stress such as dehorning, shipping or moving, weaning, vaccinations and antibiotic treatment.

“Dunker” calves • These calves submerge their muzzles into the bucket and drink aggressively. Use a floating nipple or toy rubber duck to train these calves to drink slower. Higher incidence without free choice water or quickly freezing free choice water • Water is the most important nutrient! Usually occurs between 7-21 days of age, but has been seen in older calves Farms have noted increasing temperature of water used for mixing replacer by several degrees only (108ºF-114ºF as an example) was coincidental with start of problems • These temperatures should not be a problem if a high quality milk replacer is fed. Farms increasing liquid feeding rates in the cold weather on a 2X basis could avoid the problem by feeding 3X

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NUTRITION

DIRECT-FED MICROBIALS (DFM)

The Tri-Mic Program for Lactating Cattle Protocol Get your animals off to the best start and continue to maintain high dry matter intakes and feed utilization with the Tri-Mic program. Maternity and sick pens: The day she enters the pen, give one Tri-Start bolus. Day of calving give one Tri-Start bolus The day she leaves the pen, give one Tri-Start bolus Daily: Add Tri-Mic 1:50 to the pre-fresh and fresh cow ration at a rate of 1 pound per 25 head. Add Tri-Mic 1:50 to high lactation group at a rate of 1 pound per 50 head. Continue feeding Tri-Mic 1:50 throughout entire lactation.

Tri-Mic 30342 Bolus 30329 Bolus

25 ct. 100 ct.

Fiber Digestibility

Relative Difference (%)

risk of pathogenic microbes becoming established Volatile Fatty Acids in the digestive tract, which can 108 improve overall animal health. Healthy cows, with a stable 106 digestive tract, are better equipped to absorb required nutrients needed 104 for crucial biological functions such as reproduction.

% of NDF Digested % of ADF Digested What are the other advantages Control Tri-Mic of using Tri-Mic? • Product stability -Patented technologies and packaging that ensures stability and shelf-life of product. Microbial Protein • Research Backed 115 • Guaranteed viable microbe count -Product is tested to ensure 110 that microbe count meets label guarantee. 105 • Proven track record of success. -Tri-Mic family of products have 100 been used by producers throughout the world for 20 95 years. 90

Control

Tri-Mic

How does Tri-Mic compare to other direct-fed microbials? • In-vitro studies have shown that Tri-Mic exceeds performance in improved microbial protein synthesis, volatile fatty acid production and oxygen scavenging potential.

102 100

Relative Difference (%)

Relative Difference (%)

What does Tri-Mic do? • Tri-Mic implants live rumen bacteria, which have a direct effect on digestion both for mature cows (in the rumen) and in calves (small intestine). • Tri-Mic stimulates rumen fungi and micro flora which increases lactic acid utilization. • Tri-Mic contains live-cell yeast which acts as an oxygen scavenger, which encourages an anaerobic environment needed for proper rumen micro flora function and growth.

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Improve feed intakes and feed utilization for maximum production and reproductive performance with Tri-Mic 1:50. Tri-Mic 1:50 uses patented methods of stabilization and packaging to insure live, viable and fast-acting microbes for maximum performance. It contains the highest concentration of ruminant-specific bacteria and is formulated for whole herd application as either a top dress or as part of your total mixed ration (TMR). Ideal for allowing a smooth transition from the dry diet to the higher-energy, concentrated diets required for high milk production. Also effective for countering the negative effects of heat stress, poor quality feed, calving stress, metabolic disorders or other negative environmental conditions.

A direct-fed microbial (DFM) that will help stimulate feed intakes and get your investments back to peak production. For adult dairy and beef cattle during periods of stress such as calving, vaccinations, feed changes, temperature extremes and illness.

What is Tri-Mic? Tri-Mic products contain a Direct Fed Microbial (DFM). DFMs, also referred to as “probiotics,” are viable (live), naturally occurring, beneficial 40.0% microorganisms. They have long been known to help maintain desirable digestive microflora 20.0% populations by warding off undesirable pathogens. 0.0%

How does Tri-Mic help the animal? • Increasing bug numbers improves fermentation by improving the environment for beneficial microbes, which can lead to higher production in cows and a better growth in calves. • A stable, healthy digestive environment allows for improved feed efficiency. • Providing beneficial microbes reduces the

Tri-Mic 1:50 30250 4 lbs. 30251 20 lbs.

98 96

105

Control

Tri-Mic

Oxygen Scavenging Potential (Redox Potential mV)

100 95 90 85 80 75

Other Product

Tri-Mic


NUTRITION KEY POINTS ON HEAT STRESS Heat stress can be one of the most costly events on the farm during the summer. Here are a few key points to remember: • Only 10 to 20 percent of inseminations result in pregnancies when cows are under heat stress.

Catching fresh cow problems early and taking appropriate action can help minimize dramatic economic losses and prevent further problems later in lactation. The management of a fresh cow program can be complimented with the use of specialized nutritional supplements which are designed to counter the stress and challenges of calving. Accelerated Genetics’ Fresh Cow Care products are formulated to meet the challenges high-production dairy cows experience during calving.

ELECTROLYTE Bovine Accellyte II 30487 25 lbs.

• Increasing nutrient density of rations can help the cow meet her needs on less feed. • A direct-fed microbial can also aide in increasing feed intake.

Table 1. Temperature-Humidity Index (THI) Impact on Dairy Cattle THI

Symptoms

72

Cattle start to feel heat stress. Reduced feed intake and increased respiration rate may occur.

77

Begin losing milk production. Symptoms become more apparent.

80

Rapid shallow breathing, profuse sweating and a 10% decrease in milk production.

90

Severe loss in milk yield (>25%), decreased feed intake, and panting. Risk of death if ill or calving.

• Lower intakes and a higher concentrated diet will also increase the need for buffer in the ration.

Table 2. Temperature Humidity Index (THI)1 for Dairy Cows. Modified from Dr. Frank Wierama (1990), Department of Agricultural Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Relative Humidity 40

45

50

55

60

75

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

72

72

73

73

74

74

75

75

80

73

73

74

74

75

76

76

77

78

78

79

79

80

85

76

77

78

78

79

80

81

81

82

83

84

84

85

90

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

86

87

88

89

90

95

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

95

100 86

87

88

90

91

92

93

94

95

97

98

99

105 89

91

92

93

95

96

97

Mild Stress

Medium Stress

There are ways to lessen the impact of heat stress on cattle. Ways you can minimize the effect include:

• Heat stress depresses feed intake, so it is important to adjust the ration to meet the same requirements.

°F

• Temperature levels that may be comfortable to people can be stressful on high producing cattle. Ideal temperatures for a dairy cow are between 41˚ and 77˚ F.

• At least one water source is needed for every twenty cows at all times. Keeping the water clean and fresh is also important. Cattle will drink more water when a cool clean source of water is available.

A unique electrolyte designed to combat the losses due to dehydration. Can be used for both pre-hydrating (prior to stress) and re-hydrating (post stress) cattle. Contains electrolytes to replace those lost during stress, energy to provide an added boost when needed most, minerals needed to compensate for deficiencies from reduced feed intakes and vitamins necessary for life. Can be used as a drench, added to stock tanks or individual water feedings. It also can be dry-mixed into feeds for group or herd application during periods of stress such as calving, vaccinations, feed changes, temperature extremes and illness.

• The effect of heat stress on cows can also affect milk quality. Heat stress can depress the cow’s immune system and high heat and humidity is a great environment for bacteria.

Severe Stress

• Ventilation must be designed to exchange the warm air around the cows with cooler air from outside the barn. A sprinkler system can also reduce heat stress if set up correctly. At the end of the day, the key goal is to help the cow maintain production and stay healthy throughout the year. Controlling body temperature with adequate facilities, maintaining dry matter intake, and meeting nutritional requirements regardless of intake, will all help keep cows productive and healthy.

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NUTRITION Trace Minerals: An Expensive Way to Cut Expenses in Dairy Cows During difficult economic times, it is tempting to cut expenses in areas that have dramatic impact on profits in the long run. The role of minerals tends to be underestimated but minerals are required for growth, muscle and nerve function, immune system and reproduction. Here are some key points in the importance of vitamins and minerals in dairy cattle:

ACCELERATED NUTRITION Two major components of a dairy cow’s diet are vitamins and mineral fortification. These components may not make up a significant portion of the dry-matter intake, but nonetheless they play a major role in immune system function, reproduction and for optimum milk production. Since most essential vitamins and minerals are insufficient in the forage and commodity portion of the diet and cannot be synthesized by the animal, these must be supplemented in the ration. Accelerated Genetics’ line of high-quality vitamin and mineral supplements and premixes are formulated to compliment any forage and commodity base diet.

• Specific requirements depend on age, size, status (pregnancy, milk production, growing).

Accelerated Heat 30149 30 lbs.

• Subclinical or marginal deficiencies may be a larger problem than an acute deficiency because specific signs of deficiency are not evident, however, the animal continues to grow, produce and reproduce at a reduced rate.

Designed to enhance reproductive performance in dairy and beef cattle including embryo transfer donors and recipients. Contains 100% chelated trace minerals for increased bioavailability, high levels of Beta carotene and Vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K. Crumble form makes it ideal for top dress feeding.

• For trace minerals, as their status declines in the body, immune and enzyme functions are compromised first, followed by growth, and fertility, before evidence of clinical deficiency. • In general, trace minerals identified as important for immune function and disease resistance include zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn) and Selenium (Se). • Soils in some areas of the U.S. are deficient in Se. Therefore, crops grown on these soils also are low in Se. Selenium deficiency in dry cows has been reported to cause retained placenta, abortions, poor fertility, and high incidence of metritis, a higher level of general infection.

Accel Fortifier 1:50 30206 25 lbs. A concentrated source of chelated and inorganic trace minerals with vitamins intended to be mixed into premixes, minerals, supplements and total mixed rations. Can be added to diets for dairy and beef cattle (including dry cows and bred heifers) during periods when added nutrients are required such as: calving, peak production, breeding, or during environmental challenges.

• Studies imply that it is important to have animals in adequate mineral balance prior to and over-lapping periods of greatest risk of stress. • Reproductive performance of cattle may be compromised if Zn, Cu, or Mn status is in the marginal to deficient range. • Trace minerals are more effective when bound to organic sources (amino acids) due to better absorption. Trace minerals are critical for body function and fertility. Mineral deficiency affects animal performance shortly after mineral deprivation, but it may take several months before showing clinical signs. Cutting minerals in a cow’s diet it is actually setting a timer for production and reproduction disaster.

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Vitamin-Mineral Premixes 30809 Green Premix (Legume Diets) 50 lbs. 30810 Yellow Premix (Corn Silage Diets) 50 lbs. 30811 All Purpose Premix (Dry Cow & Free Choice) 50 lbs. 30198 Heifer Plus Premix (Growing Heifers) 50 lbs. 30812 Beef Gestation (Beef Cattle) 50 lbs. Accelerated Genetics premixes are formulated to meet all the mineral and vitamin needs of dairy cattle. They can conveniently be added to any dairy ration or added along with any supplemental protein-grain mix. Dairy premixes contain the highest quality minerals and vitamins needed for optimal animal performance.


ACCELERATED SUPPLEMENTS

Freshen Up 30245 10 lbs. 30246 35 lbs. A calcium supplement and rehydration product for dairy cattle at calving. Contains the proactive combination of multiple sources of calcium, electrolytes and energy needed to help prevent milk fever and ketosis. Can be used as a drench or offered free choice.

Buffer Pack 30807 50 lbs. High quality buffer to help improve pH levels in the rumen and help reduce effects of acidosis. Can improve ration palatability and help increase dry matter intakes during heat stress.

Selenium-E Booster 30142 50 lbs. Supplemental source of selenium and vitamin E necessary for developing proper immune system.

Dairy Performulator V-TM Plus 30121 50 lbs. A high quality micro-trace mineral and vitamin mix designed for adding to macro-minerals to form a custom premix.

NUTRITION Macrominerals are important to cattle diets Having a healthy cow means making sure there are enough minerals in the diet to help the animal meet all of its needs. The bullets below show most important minerals and their role in a healthy dairy cow: Phosphorus (P): Phosphorus is commonly referred to as the “fertility” mineral. Inactive ovaries, delayed sexual maturity and low Chromium (CR) have been attributed to low P intakes. Overfeeding P levels over NRC recommendations (0.37%) do not gain anything in production or reproduction, but could increase environmental damage and increase feeding costs. Calcium (Ca): Cattle need Ca for skeletal growth and milk production. From mid to late pregnancy, a bred cow’s requirement for Ca increases by 22 per cent and after calving by an additional 40 per cent. A deficiency can lead to milk fever around the time of calving particularly in high milk producing breeds. A greater incidence of calving difficulty, retained placenta and prolapsed uterus may also occur. Potassium (K): Potassium functions in pH balance, osmotic pressure and the amount of water retained in the body. High levels of K may inhibit Magnesium (Mg) absorption and cause metabolic problems, especially in grazing systems. Other studies also report lower fertility in cows fed high levels of K or diets in which the K-Na ratio was too wide. Sodium (Na) and Chloride (Cl): Sodium and chloride, are critical in the electrolyte balance. In addition, Na affects the absorption of sugar and proteins from the digestive tract. Salt (NaCl) deficiencies can affect the efficiency of digestion and indirectly the reproduction performance of cows.

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NUTRITION

PROBLEM

POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS FOR MULTIPLE SYMPTOMS

SYMPTOMS

POSSIBLE CAUSES

POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

Poor Breeding

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“Silent Heats” or few observed heats Conception rates good, but poor pregnancy rates

• • •

Inadequate time to observe heats Cows in negative energy balance Short on trace minerals or vitamins

• • •

Review heat detection protocols Test feed and balance diets Add Accel Fortifier 1:50 to all diets at rate of 1 pound per 50 head daily

Poor Breeding

• •

Cows show heat but not settling Heat detection rates good, but poor pregnancy rates

Insemination technique or semen quality Poor egg quality due to calving stress Mold and mycotoxins in feed

Review AI technique, equipment and semen Add Accel Fortifier 1:50 to all diets at rate of 1 pound per 50 head Test feed for molds and mycotoxins. If high, discard or dilute feed Add Accel MX600 to all diets at rate of 50 pounds per 600 head daily

• •

• • •

Acidosis

• • • •

Displaced Abomasum (Left-Sided)

• • • • •

Low butterfat test. Loose manure with undigested grain Hoof problems evident by redness and swelling just above the hoof Reduced cud chewing

• • •

Usually occurs within 30 days of calving Reduced dry matter intakes (DMI) Rapid weight loss and listless Depressed Milk Production Reduced or loose manure

• •

Poor functional fiber Grain too fine Diets with high moisture and/or poor legume forages Reduced rumen microbes due to low rumen pH

• • • •

Balance diets addressing fiber Change grind of grains Supplement a buffer Feed Tri-Mic 1:50 to pre-fresh, maternity and early fresh groups (to 14 DIM) at rate of 1 pound per 25 head daily. Feed to other lactating groups at 1 pound per 50 head daily

Poor functional fiber Secondary problem to other metabolic disorders

• •

Review diets for functional fiber Reduce severity of drop in DMI during transition Use Tri-Start at calving Increase rumen fill by drenching or free-choice Bovine Accellyte II at calving. Feed Tri-Mic 1:50 to pre-fresh maternity and early fresh groups (to 14 DIM) at rate of 1 pound per 25 head daily. Feed to other lactating groups at 1 pound per 50 head daily

• • •

Milk Fever (Post-parturient Hypocalcemia)

• •

• •

Ketosis

• • • •

Heat Stress Dehydration

• • • • •

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Occur within a few days after calving Cows may stagger or lay down followed by poor appetite, weak pulse, labored breathing, dull eyes and cold extremities Lowered body temperature Reduced blood calcium

Low blood sugar levels Sweet smell of excess acetone on breath Excess ketone bodies in urine Poor appetite, constipation, weight loss, lethargy and depressed milk production

Increased respiration, sweating, panting and water intakes Decreased DMI, milk production and reproductive performance Elevated body temperatures Buffering saliva, raising rumen pH Imbalance of electrolytes

• •

Demand for calcium in milk production • exceeds the body’s ability to mobilize calcium reserves • Low blood calcium levels interfere with muscle function •

Failure to receive adequate dietary glucose for production of milk sugar resulting in animal utilizing body fat and tissue, producing an excess amount of ketone bodies

Core body temperature rises Increased blood flow to skin reduces blood flow for digestion and milk production Increased panting reduces production of extra fat and buffers

• • • •

• •

Balance diets, especially pre-fresh group. Use Freshen-Up immediately after calving as an oral calcium supplement - by mixing 1 pound with water and drenching or offered free-choice Re-establish rumen micro-flora and appetite with Tri-Start Maintain DMI during transition period Use Tri-Start day of calving Drive intakes by adding Tri-Mic 1:50 to pre-fresh, maternity and early lactation groups at rate of 1 pound per 25 head daily Consider use of fans/sprinklers Feed high quality forages Provide extra shade and water Feed during cooler part of day or more often Adjust ration for three to four days prior to heat stress, add Bovine Accellyte II to ration at rate of 1 pound per 16 head daily


FEED QUALITY

SILAGE INOCULANTS AccelEnsile Benefits

AccelEnsile F Series Ideal for alfalfa/grass silage 30470 30481

2XFD FW-50

(dry applied treats 100 tons) (wet applied treats 50 tons)

50 lbs. 50 grams

AccelEnsile C Series Ideal for corn/small grain silage 30469 30480

2XCD CW-50

(dry applied treats 100 tons) (wet applied treats 50 tons)

50 lbs. 50 grams

• Less dry matter loss • Less heat damage and longer bunk life • Improved preservation of feed value • Increased dry matter intakes • Improved milk production and components • Greater weight gains • Easier unloading and feed-out • Non-toxic to humans and animals • Non-corrosive to equipment • Available in both dry and wet applied formulas • Effective in all types of applicators

that prevents the tractors from colliding. In addition, keep people from walking around the bunker, trench or pile during filling and packing, as the equipment operators may not be aware of them and they could get run over. Cover Silage with Care When you cover the bunker, trench or pile, it’s easy to slip on the plastic and tumble off the edge of the bunker – especially during wet weather. To prevent this, face the walls of the bunker. Then, work your way from the edge toward the center of the bunker as you cover the silage. Furthermore, use an unloader bucket to carry tires up the slope of the silage instead of tossing them over the wall onto the silage. Avert Avalanches

AccelEnsile forage inoculants contain multiple strains of acid-producing bacteria, which act as an aid in the fermentation process of forages. Our patented process of stabilization and packaging insures that all AccelEnsile inoculants contain live and viable bacteria specifically selected for the crop being ensiled.

Do your employees or family members refuse to remove silage from an overfilled bunker or silage pile? If so, they have good reason if the silage pile is at an unsafe height. In fact, those employees had good reason to avoid a feedout face that could easily ‘avalanche’ and bury them beneath tons of silage. Following are some ways to avoid a silage avalanche:

AccelMX600

Don’t undercut. Undercutting occurs when you dig the unloader bucket into the bottom of the silage instead of shaving it down the face of the bunker – a situation that is quite common when the unloader bucket can’t reach the top of an overfilled bunker or pile. Undercutting creates an overhang of silage that can quickly loosen and tumble to the floor of the bunker.

30227

50 lbs.

A combination of beneficial micronutrients designed to assist animal performance in the presence of out-of-condition or moldy feeds.

SAFETY AROUND SILAGE

Take Precautions During Silage Packing

Many producers, employees and family members become complacent with regards toward safety when working with silage in bunkers, trenches and drive-over piles.

Tractor rollover is one of the main concerns during silage packing. To prevent a tractor turnover, or to protect yourself if one occurs, here are some guidelines:

Follow these precautionary measures during packing and feed removal to protect your family, employees and yourself around silage:

Don’t Overfill Silage To prevent accidents, don’t pile forage any higher than what your unloading equipment can safely reach. Typically, an unloader can reach a height of 12 to 16 feet. Thus, if the walls of your bunker stand 16 feet high, don’t try to pack 40 feet of forage into the structure. If you have excess forage to store, consider using plastic silage bags or several small, covered silage piles to store the excess forage.

• • • • •

• • • •

Always use a packing tractor that has a rollover protective structure (ROPS). Wear your seatbelt at all times. Allow only experienced operators to drive the packing tractor. Set the tractor’s wheels as wide apart as possible, or use dual wheels to increase the tractor’s stability. Use a four-wheel drive or front-wheel assist tractor for better control. Pack the forage at a maximum slope of 3:1 – pack 3 feet of silage horizontally for each foot that you pack vertically – to prevent the slope from becoming too steep. When packing on steep slopes, back the tractor up the slope of the forage instead of driving forward up the slope or parallel with the slope. During packing, slope the forage away from the walls. In a trench silo, pack forage evenly in both directions so that you can drive off the wall onto the ground. When two tractors pack one bunker, establish a driving procedure (Continued on side column)

Use these additional precautions when you feedout silage from a bunker, trench or silage pile: • • •

Use caution when removing the tires and plastic prior to feedout, especially during wet conditions that can cause the plastic to become slippery. Don’t stand on top of a silage overhang. Your weight can cause it to collapse. To prevent a rollover, don’t carry silage in an elevated bucket. Instead, push silage in front of the unloader blade or bucket.

Stay away from the face. The face of a bunker silo should not be a gathering place for tours of your dairy or a place where your nutritionist takes a feed sample. To discourage these situations, fence off the area and post a sign which reads ‘Danger: Do Not Enter! Authorized Personnel Only’ at the entrance of the bunker, trench or silage pile. If you need to take a feed sample, take it from the unloader bucket after the silage is removed from the face of the bunker or pile. Use these precautions to prevent injury or death when working with silage in bunkers, trenches or drive-over silage piles.

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ESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS

O

ne of the single biggest factors in having a healthy productive herd is to have a balanced ration not only for the cows, but for the millions of fungi, bacteria, and yeast that are living inside the cow. To maintain an efficient and healthy animal each type of microbe has to be present at the proper ratio in order for itself to survive and give the animal the nutrients it needs. Any variation, such as a pH change caused by overfeeding grain or a mycotoxin from poorly stored feed, can destroy specific microbes and throw the balance off which causes problems both in the short term (production) and long term (reproduction). Accelerated Genetics has years of experience with DFM’s with our Tri-Mic line of products and have used that knowledge and experience when we designed our latest DFM. Essential Solutions DFM is a combination of ruminant specific microorganisms that promote proper rumen micro flora function and growth for a more stable and effective digestive tract. Use of DFMs in a cow’s diet are very effective. With an improved rumen environment it can lead to higher production, allow for better feed efficiency, and reduce the risk of pathogenic microbes becoming established in the digestive system. Together this improves overall animal health. In addition, stable digestive tracts are better equipped to absorb required nutrients needed for crucial biological functions such as reproduction. Sometimes it is difficult, if not impossible, to maintain the correct balance of rumen microbes through diet alone. When this happens, there are many products or tools out there that can help achieve the desired balance. Traditionally, this balance has been achieved by fighting the microbes that we don’t want. Ionophores such as monensin,

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Products for Organic Cattle DIRECT-FED MICROBIAL (DFM)

Essential Solutions Direct Fed Microbial 30249 - 4 lbs.

Essential Solutions DFM is a combination of ruminant specific microorganisms that promotes proper rumen micro flora function and growth for a more stable and effective digestive tract. DFMs are very effective, and with an improved rumen environment can lead to higher production, allow for better feed efficiency, and reduce the risk of pathogenic microbes becoming established in the digestive system to improve overall animal health. In addition, stable digestive tracts are better equipped to absorb required nutrients needed for crucial biological functions such as reproduction.

are used to give preferential treatment to specific rumen microbes by suppressing growth of less desired rumen microbes. Antibiotics are used in a similar way, but they fight foreign microbes that invade the digestive tract, but they can also attack the beneficial microbes at the same time. DFM’s, on the other hand, act to improve rumen function by adding beneficial bacteria to the rumen to outcompete less desirable microbes. By doing this, it allows the rumen’s own defense system to balance itself to improve efficiency. There are many advantages to the Essential Solutions Direct Fed Microbial product. They include product stability, dry formulation, special packaging ensuring the product stability for months, guaranteed viable microbe count and it is USDA certified organic. Further, the on-farm product trial showed improved production when Essential Solutions DFM was fed. Essential Solutions DFM is easy to use as it can either be used as a top-dress once a day or added into a TMR ration.


ELECTROLYTES Essential Solutions Calf Electrolyte 30400 - 3.3 lb. jar

Essential Solutions Electrolyte for Organic Dairy Calves is an oral rehydration product that contains optimum levels of potassium and sodium sugars, as well as chloride and citrate sodium bicarbonate. Electrolyte of Organic Dairy Calves can be used on organic dairy calves. It restores a proper balance of electrolytes and improves water absorption to correct dehydration. The chloride and citrate adjust pH and reduces accidosis. Essential Solutions Cow Electrolyte 30401 - 25 lb. bag.

Essential Solutions Electrolyte for Organic Dairy Cattle is an oral rehydration product for organic cattle. It contains optimum levels of potassium and sodium, as well as chloride and citrate. Electrolyte of Organic Dairy Cattle can be used on lactating organic dairy cattle. It restores a proper balance of electrolytes and improves water absorption to correct dehydration. The chloride and citrate adjust pH and reduces accidosis. Ideal for after calfing or during heat stress. Can be added to feed to prevent dehydration.

DAIRY PREMIXES Essential Solutions Green 1:1 Dairy Premix

30402 - 50 lb. bag

Essential Solutions Green 1:1 Dairy Premix for Organic Cattle is a complete mineral vitamin premix designed specifically for organic herd rations that contain primarily legume forages. Green 1:1 Dairy Premix for Organic Cattle can be used on lactating organic dairy cattle. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of lactating cattle on high legume diets.

Essential Solutions Yellow 2:1 Dairy Premix 30403 - 50 lb. bag

Essential Solutions Yellow 2:1 Dairy Premix for Organic Cattle is a complete mineral vitamin premix designed specifically for organic herd rations that contain primarily grass or corn silage. Yellow 2:1 Dairy Premix for Organic Cattle can be used on lactating organic dairy cattle. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of lactating cattle on high grass or corn silage diets.

ESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS ESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS ORGANIC CERTIFICATION The term “certified organic” has been applied to many livestock feeds and supplements but exactly what does this mean and what assurances do the farmers have that these products are indeed approved for use on their organic farms? “Certified organic" means that a nonprofit, state or private certification organization, accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has verified that a product labeled as "organic" meets the strictly defined organic standards. Certification is important for consumers, the industry and the regulatory community in order to assure organic integrity from farm to retail shelf. Accelerated Genetics’ Essential Solutions line of organic feed supplements has been reviewed and approved for organic use by Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA). As a USDA-accredited certifier, MOSA strictly follows the USDA National Organic Program guidelines to ensure all USDA requirements are met. As part of their USDA accreditation, MOSA updates programs and policies as needed to ensure ongoing compliance with National Organic Program guidelines. The USDA Organic Seal and the MOSA Seal, which both appear on all Essential Solutions products, signify that these products have been verified as certified organic in compliance with the strict USDA federal regulations for organic. When feeding Essential Solutions products you can be assured that not only are these products formulated for optimum livestock performance but also that these are truly “organic certified”.

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UDDER HEALTH

CONDITIONERS CAI-PAN Mint

The ultimate goal of every dairy operation is to maximize profit. One step in achieving this goal is through a comprehensive udder health program designed to reduce the prevalence of mastitis, maximize production and improve animal health and longevity in the herd.

30578 30591 30592

400 mL 2500 mL (requires dispenser) Dispenser for 2500 mL

Helps soothe and reduce swelling and inflammation due to udder edema. The active ingredient in CAI-PAN mint is 35% pure Japanese peppermint oil, which is well known for its high quality, purity, and unique healing properties. An all-natural product that does not contain any form of antibiotics. Udder Balm 30593

14 oz.

Helps heal and soothe chapped and irritated teats. Contains Glycerol MonoLaurate, an all-natural, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal substance which promotes healing and improves skin condition. Quickly absorbs into skin. Does not leave sticky, greasy residue.

TEAT DIPS Accel CHG Dip Pre and Post Milk Dip 0.5% Chlorhexidine Formula with 4% Glycerin 30559 5 gal. 30560 15 gal. 30572 55 gal. Accel Dip 500 Pre and Post Milk Dip or Spray 0.5% Iodine Formula with 3% Glycerin 30553 5 gal. 30554 15 gal. 30570 55 gal. Accel Dip 1000 Pre and Post Milk Dip or Spray 1% Iodine Formula with 10% Glycerin 30556 5 gal. 30557 15 gal. 30571 55 gal Accel-Oxy Pre and Post Milk Dip or Spray Unique peroxide-based teat dip. 30276 5 gal. 30277 15 gal. 30278­ 55 gal.

Accel CHG Spray (Pre and Post Milk Spray) 0.5% Chlorhexidine Formula with 4% Glycerin 30562 5 gal. 30563 15 gal. 30573 55 gal.

Preps Pre-Dipped Towels, 1000 ct. (Iodine and Chlorhexidine moistened towels) 30702 Iodine Bucket 30703 Iodine Refill 30704 Chlorhexidine Bucket 30705 Chlorhexidine Refill

BARRIER DIPS Accel Kote post-milking barrier dips contain patented polymer technology and protocol proven actives to aid in the reduction of mastitis causing organisms as well as protect, repair and improve teat health. These ready-to-use barrier dips repel moisture in the field but are easily removed using standard pre-dipping procedures. Accel I0-Kote Post Milk Barrier Dip 1% Iodine with 10% emollient system 30308 5 gal. 30309 15 gal.

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Accel-Gold Kote Post Milk Barrier Dip Bromine germicidal “Bronopol” with 20% emollient system 30310 5 gal. 30311 15 gal.


UDDER HEALTH

MASTITIS TREATMENT ToDAY®

30753 30756

MASTITIS MANAGEMENT

12 tubes/box 144 tubes/pail

ToDAY® (cephapirin sodium) allows dairy producers to treat mastitis flare-ups in lactating cows. Together with ToMORROW® dry cow treatment for mastitis, ToDAY® delivers proven broad-spectrum protection to help reduce mastitis, improve milk quality, and increase milk production for the whole herd. ToMORROW® 30754 30757

12 tubes/box 144 tubes/pail

ToMORROW® (cephapirin benzathine) provides broad-spectrum mastitis protection for dry cows. ToMORROW® is approved to deliver powerful, bactericidal killing action against the leading mastitiscausing pathogens: Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus, and staphylococcus strains resistant to penicillin. It features OptiSert®, the exclusive easy-to-use syringe tip for partial insertion, which helps prevent contamination from teat surface bacteria and reduces damage to the teat structures.

SEALANTS T-HEXX® Dry 30885

Orbeseal®

144 tubes/pail or individually

A paste that acts as a physical barrier against mastitis-causing bacteria, locking them out for the entire dry period. Infusing a single Orbeseal® tube into each teat at dry-off improves the function of the cow’s natural keratin plug. New mastitis infections can be significantly reduced and somatic cell counts can be lowered.

MILKING HYGIENE 30357 #34 Predip, brown. Our most popular towel. 2680 ct. 30443 #39 Parlor, embossed white. Use for scrubbing or drying. 2000 ct. 30647 #36 Black Label, brown. Our strongest towel for scrubbing. 2000 ct. 30455 #35 Scrub; brown. Can be used for scrubbing and drying. 4020 ct. 30649 #25 Dari, white. Can use for scrubbing, drying, or pre-diping. 2250 ct.

*All towels 9”x10”

Premium disposable 5-mil nitrile glove. 9” length, beaded cuff, teal color. Available lightly powdered inside or powder-free, 100 ct. 30292 30293 30294 30295 30296 30297 30298 30299

The first key to having a successful mastitis control practice is to have good milking procedures and to maintain as clean of a living environment as possible. Keeping a consistent and high level of management in both areas at all times is the only way to ensure that mastitis cases are kept to a minimum in the herd. The second key to a successful program is to constantly monitor the herd’s milk quality status. Monitoring herd bulk tank somatic cell counts on a daily basis and occasional monitoring of individual somatic cell counts (DHI testing) is the minimal amount of monitoring any herd should be doing at any time. The next step is to take a bacterial milk culture of the bulk tank on a routine basis. This will help identify the type of organisms that were present in your herd the day of the test and will help determine what areas of management need improvement. Intensively managed farms use the California Mastitis Test (CMT) or individual cow milk cultures to determine treatment strategies on a case by case basis.

32 oz.

An alcohol-based teat protection dip that sanitizes and seals the teat canal for 3-7 days. Excellent for use during drying-off and precalving periods when the potential for mastitis infections are at their highest. Apply at dry-off following dry-cow treatment. If environmental conditions warrant, apply again 7 to 10 days prior to calving.

30132

Mastitis is an infection caused by microorganisms that invade the mammary gland and damage the tissue that produce the milk. When this happens the body’s immune system reacts and sends white blood cells, which are a major component of the somatic cell count in the milk, to fight off the infection. Visible signs of mastitis include a swollen udder and abnormal milk, but many cases of mastitis show no visible signs and can only be detected by testing for a high somatic cell count.

Small - Powder-free Medium - Powder-free Large - Powder-free Extra-Large - Powder-free Small - Powdered Medium - Powdered Large - Powdered Extra-Large - Powdered

The final key to a good mastitis management program is treatment. In the past, most cases of mastitis have been treated with antibiotics, but we now know that antibiotics are ineffective against many different types of infections. For contagious mastitis Strep ag can be cured relatively easy with antibiotics, Staph aureus is much harder to control. Currently, there is no effective treatment for mycoplasma. Most environmental mastitis, while effectively treated with antibiotics, may be prevented by maintaining cow cleanliness and an up-to-date vaccination program. In any case, when a problem is identified it is important to go back to the first key and review the farm prevention program.

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MILK QUALITY The success of our dairy industry has been built on the consumers’ confidence in the quality of our dairy products. Dairy operations must be able to meet the task every day of producing a high quality product. Production of high quality milk is dependent upon maintaining excellent hygienic standards. Emphasis on monitoring animal and facility hygiene can help ensure that the milk you produce continues to meet consumer demands.

ALKALINE DETERGENTS Accel HD 30565 5 gal. 30566 15 gal. 30575 55 gal. Accel HD is a heavy-duty, liquid, chlorinated detergent for pipeline and mechanical bulk tank cleaning.Chlorinated formulation helps insure thorough removal of protein soils. Ideal for systems that require no or low foaming. Normal use is 1 ounce per 4 gallons of water (higher concentration may be required in hard water areas).

ACID RINSE Accel Acid 30567 5 gal. 30568 15 gal. 30576 55 gal. Accel Acid is an acid circulation cleaner designed for efficient cleaning of milking equipment. Helps remove alkaline films from milking equipment surfaces. Normal use is 1 ounce per 12 gallons of water.

SANITIZER Pro Chlor 125 30603 1 gal. 30618 5 gal. 30619 15 gal. Pro Chlor 125 is a premium liquid, 12.5% sodium hypochlorite solution for disinfecting and sanitizing dairy equipment. Normal use is 1 ounce per 5 gallons of water to provide 200 ppm of available chlorine.

INFLATIONS Conewango Inflations Comprised of natural rubber providing for little or no breakin period, slippage and a durable life. Maintaining healthy teats and high quality milk begins with Conewango inflations. Sizes available to fit most systems. Guaranteed satisfaction.

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BEDDING CONDITIONER

SOP® PRODUCTS

SOP® products function due to the innovative Sirio Operating Process® technology. Sirio Operating Process® treatment involves the transfer of specific bio-frequencies onto a “carrier.” These frequencies, in turn, are transferred to the environment in which the carrier material is distributed, whereby they inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria. Eventually these changes to the bacterial load in the environment can have a significant impact on animal health, comfort and well-being.

SOP® C COW 30368 2 kgs. (4.4 lbs.) For use in free stalls, bedding packs and compost barns. One bag for 200 cow treatments. Treat once a week (twice a week treatment in maternity pen or double application once a week).

SOP® products are made up of purely natural substances and do not contain bacteria, enzymes or disinfectants. They are not medications (and should not be intended as such) and they do not substitute, in any way, any veterinary interventions.

Benefits: • Reduces the number and severity of new cases of environmental mastitis with a consequent reduction in the somatic cell count. • Reduces moisture in the bedding pack which keeps the udders cleaner. • Reduces amount of bedding required. • Reduces ammonia related stress in the cows. • Reduces flies.

0

-75.0% WITH SOP

-67.7% WITH SOP

Scientific and University Research

confirm the extraordinary effects of SOP® Bedding Conditioner. Parameter % Reduction

Microbial Amount Staphylococcus spp. Coliform –97%

–96.5%

–97.7%

SCC (Somatic Cell Count) –35.4%

UNTREATED

2

Escherichia coli Bedding variations % Average 6 months - 2006 9,066,667

4

CFU/gram

6

4,347,200

8

UNTREATED

10

UNTREATED

n°/200 g of bedding

Fly reduction in dairy cow bedding packs using SOP (2007) Flies are often the cause for a reduction in animal performance. Treatment with SOP products reduces egg deposits in bedding material and thereby reduces total fly numbers. The graph below illustrates the reduction in number of larvae and pupae.

-93.7%

SOP C COW

Monitoring the efficacy of SOP C COW in reducing the development of environmental pathogens and its correlation with the somatic cell content in milk. On comparing the data on the microbial load in bedding with the somatic cells in milk - in 2004 (before SOP treatment) and in 2005 (with SOP C COW) - the results show a highly significant reduction of bacteria which is correlated to the decrease in the somatic cells.

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BEDDING CONDITIONER SOP® C CALF 30365 2 kgs. (4.4 lbs.) For use in calf hutches and barns while calves are on milk diet. One bag for 665 calf treatments. Treat twice a week. Benefits: • Reduces the number and severity of new scour cases. • Reduces ammonia gas and thus the number and severity of respiratory ailments. • Reduces pathogenic micro-organisms in the bedding, especially coliforms. • Reduces flies.

SOP® LAGOON 30366 2 kgs. (4.4 lbs.) For use in liquid manure storage. One bag for 1,000 cow treatments. Treat once a week or once a month if using SOP C COW in barn. Benefits: • Reduces surface crusts and sediment. • Reduces costs for agitation and manpower. • Reduces ammonia gas. • Reduces odors on the farm, in storage and during spreading. • Reduces crop scorching. • Reduces nitrate pollution. • INCREASES the fertilizing capacity of the liquid manure

SOP® DUSTER 30367

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BREEDING SUPPLIES It takes the right tools to achieve a successful breeding program. Accelerated Genetics is your source for quality breeding supplies and professional services. From time management and estrus synchronization programs, to reliable and safe storage options, to the highest quality technician-tested supplies – Accelerated Genetics has it all.

There are a wide variety of products available for use as soaps, sanitizers, and disinfectants. All commercially available products have been tested to some degree and any claims of “antibacterial, sporacidal, virucidal, or fungicidal activity” must be demonstrated to some degree before marketing the product. It is important to evaluate any products selected for use in the dairy for performance under “on-farm” conditions and to also consider economy, safety, efficacy, the spectrum of activity against a wide variety of microorganisms, and any environmental concerns with use on and around livestock and humans. Nolvalube® is an obstetrical lubricant containing Nolvasan® disinfectant (0.1% chlorhexidine acetate). It is supplied ready-to-use as a non-greasy, and non-irritating formulation. It will not injure rubber appliances or surgical instruments, retains its efficacy in the presence of organic matter such as manure, urine, dirt, blood, serum, and body oils, has a proven ability to bind to skin proteins and retain residual activity for as long as 48 hours following application. Nolvalube® is safe for all obstetrical applications.

ESTRUS SYNCHRONIZATION SUPPLIES Eazi-Breed™ CIDR® Cattle Insert 30586 Insert 30587 Insertion Gun The Eazi-Breed™ CIDR® Insert is another valuable management tool for estrus synchronization for dairy and beef heifers and cows. The Eazi-Breed™ CIDR® Cattle Insert, first developed in New Zealand, dramatically improves reproductive success by allowing producers to breed more cattle in less time. Used in breeding programs with Lutalyse® Sterile Solution, the Eazi-Breed™ CIDR® Insert helps control the estrus cycle, producing tighter estrus synchronization and induced cyclicity in some anestrus animals.

In a recent study, “Using Controlled Internal Drug Release (CIDR) Inserts for Estrus Synchronization in Dairy Heifers”; A.K. McLean, W.M. Graves, R.C. Smith, B.C. Lance, and L.E. McKee of the University of Georgia, Athens evaluated timed insemination protocols in dairy heifers.

Novalube® (For CIDR insertions) 30584 8 lbs. Ready to use, antiseptic lubricant containing Nolvasan® for topical or intrauterine application. Nonspermicidal, non-greasy, free from irritating effects. Will not damage rubber appliances or surgical equipment. Contains 0.1% chlorhexidine acetate. Research has shown reproductive benefit when used with CIDR insertions.

No. Heifers % Heifers No. Heifers with Vaginal with Vaginal No. Heifers in Diagnosed Discharge Discharge Heat & Bred Pregnant

No. Heifers Treated

SAFE-LUBE

81

29

35.80*

66

29

Nolvalube

83

18

21.68*

76

40

164

47

28.66

142

69

TOTAL

The 164 dairy heifers taking part in the reproduction experiment with CIDRs were evaluated for the effect of lubricants on vaginal discharge and pregnancy rate.

Lubricants were applied to the CIDR insertion device when inserting CIDR into animals.

CIDR insertion devices were dipped in a properly diluted Nolvasan® solution (1 oz./gallon), excess fluid was shaken off, and the devices were wiped with a single use towel between heifers in the Safe Lube treatment group.

CIDR insertion devices were wiped only and more Nolvalube® was added between heifers in the Nolvalube® treatment group.

Lubricants were randomized between animals such that Safe Lube used with 81 heifers and Nolvalube® was used with 83 heifers.

Treatment ®

Summary of Pregnancy Results: Percent of Total Animals Diagnosed Pregnant Safe Lube = 35.8%* Nolvalube® = 48.2%* P>0.05<0.1 Percent of Bred Animals Diagnosed Pregnant Safe Lube = 43.9% Nolvalube® = 52.6%

The authors report, “Nolvalube® was much faster for inserting CIDRs, with the same cost, less discharge, and more heifers bred.” An increase of 8.7% in pregnancy rate was obtained in heifers whose CIDR insertion devices were lubricated with Nolvalube® as compared to heifers whose CIDR insertion devices were lubricated with a non-disinfectant lubricant.

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BREEDING SUPPLIES

Accelerated Genetics offers a complete line of dewars (liquid tanks) and vapor-shippers (dry shippers) to meet the storage and shipping needs of any breeder. We are proud to offer only the highest quality tanks from the world’s leading manufacturers.

IS IT TIME FOR A NEW SEMEN TANK? Take this short quiz to see if you need to replace your semen tank: •

Is the time between fills becoming shorter?

Do you notice an increase in liquid nitrogen use?

Is condensation or frost noticeable on the outside of the tank?

Is your current tank more than 8 years old?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, it is time to replace your semen tank. Don’t leave the safety of your genetic investment to chance. Monitor nitrogen levels between fills, replace worn or damaged neck corks, store your tank in a dry, safe and secure area, check the tank regularly for signs of vacuum failure and if transporting your tank make sure it is properly labeled, secured in the vehicle and resting on a mat or other material to absorb shocks.

NITROGEN TANKS AND ACCESSORIES Code

Model Number

No. of Canisters

Capacity 1/2 cc straws

Working Duration (Days)

LN2 Neck Capacity Opening (Liters) (Inches)

Weight Filled (Pounds)

DEWARS Liquid Tanks 50547

MVE SC 11/7

6

540

46

11.0

2.00

37

50605

MVE Millennium SC 20 6

540

135

20.5

2.18

60

50539

MVE SC 20/20

6

540

142

20.5

2.00

63

50565

MVE SC 36/32

6

540

224

36.5

2.00

100

50531

MVE SC 33/26

6

540

182

33.0

2.00

93

50606

MVE Millennium XC 20 6

720

135

20.5

2.18

60

50549

MVE XC 22/5

6

2,400

40

22.4

3.81

66

50536

MVE XC 32/8

9

2,520

57

32.0

3.81

87

50524

MVE XC 33/22

6

1,260

154

33.4

2.75

94

50544

MVE XC 34/18

6

2,100

123

34.8

3.50

96

50532

MVE XC 47/11-6

6

4,500

76

47.4

5.00

120

50543

MVE XC 47/11-10

10

3,500

76

47.4

5.00

120

50553

Taylor Wharton XT21

6

720

138

21.0

2.18

63

50534

Taylor Wharton XT34

6

540

212

34.0

2.00

95

50568

Taylor Wharton HC20

6

1,850

54

20.0

3.60

62

50537

Taylor Wharton HC34

6

1,850

125

34.0

3.60

96

VAPOR SHIPPERS Dry Shippers 50541

MVE SC 4/2V

1

280

14

3.6

2.75

18

50550

MVE SC 4/3V

1

120

21

4.3

2.00

20

50570

MVE XC 20/3V

4

2,000

23

6.8

3.81

35

DUAL PURPOSE Dewars with vapor capability. 50608

MVE Doble 20

6

660

21

3.4

2.18

30

50609

MVE Doble 34

6

2,100

30

6.7

3.50

51

50611

MVE Doble 47-6

6

4,500

21

8.4

5.00

63

50610

MVE Doble 47-10

10

3,500

24

9.6

5.00

67

*Accelerated Genetics also carries replacement parts for most tanks including neck corks, canisters, center canisters, lids and lid-assemblies.

Tank Accessories 40433 LN2 Measuring Stick 40429 MVE Small Plastic Shipping Carton for SC 4/2V and SC 4/3V 40430 MVE Large Plastic Shipping Carton for XC 20/3V

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HEAT DETECTION AIDS KAMAR® Heatmount® Detectors 30343 25 ct. 30921 50 ct. 30920 100 ct. 30344 KAMAR® Heatmount® Adhesive

BREEDING SUPPLIES

KAMAR® Heatmount® Detectors are a valuable heat detection aid that assist in identifying cows ready for artificial breeding. The detectors are a pressure sensitive device with a built-in timing mechanism designed to be activated by standing heat behavior. Glued onto the sacrum (tail head), pressure from the brisket of a mounting animal requires approximately 3 seconds to turn the detector from white to red. This timing mechanism helps distinguish between true standing heat versus false mounting activity. Standing heat behavior in the bovine is the most reliable sign that a cow is ready to be bred. Estrotect® Heat Detector 30919 Red/Orange 30905 Blue 30906 Green 30918 Pink The Estrotect® heat detection system is an excellent aid to the herdsman’s visual observation program for detecting cows in standing heat. Apply Estrotect® heat detectors to your cows prior to standing heat or when your cows are given injections to synchronize their estrus cycles. The detectors have a silver scratch-off surface. The bright signal layer underneath, in red/orange, blue, green or pink, will begin to show after the first mount. Additional mountings result in increasing color exposure. You know exactly what’s happening with no false readings. Your cows are bred at the ideal time resulting in more pregnancies greatly improving your bottom line. Paintstick 30313 Orange 30314 Green 30317 Red 30323 Pink Instant identification for all farm animals. Use an All-Weather Paintstik for fast, sure identification of cattle, sheep, poultry, and hogs. This highly-visible, nontoxic paint resists weather and fading. Applies easily with slight pressure. Great for marking skin, hide, pelt - wet or dry. Each stick has a protective sleeve that allows maximum use of stick. Twist-Stik Paintstick 30260 Orange 30261 Red 30262 Pink 30263 Green A highly-visible livestock marker. This slow-dry formula marks skins, hides, and pelts. Convenient screwup, screw-down plastic dispenser with cover prevents waste and mess. Applies easily with slight pressure. Fade-resistant, weather-resistant. Nontoxic. Detect-Her Tailpaint w/Bitterguard™ 30436 Mint Green 30437 Blue 30438 Red 30439 Orange A new tail paint especially designed for use in estrous detection. Bitterguard™ added to deter licking. Pocket size 12 oz. applicator bottle with brush cap makes application easy. Non-hazardous, water-base paint. Mark-Her Livestock Marking Pen w/Bitterguard™ 30434 Fluorescent Green A highly-visible, long lasting livestock marker. Bitterguard™ added to deter licking. Brush tip applicator, non-hazardous, extremely fast drying, once dry, fully waterproof.

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BREEDING SUPPLIES Don’t let poor reproduction drain your profits!

Accelerated Genetics has a complete line of breeding supplies to meet all your needs. Consult with your Accelerated Genetics representative to determine the best products for you.

INSEMINATION TOOLS

ReproConnections is a service from Accelerated Genetics that includes: • Initial farm visit • Records Analysis • Post-visit Report • Training as needed • Follow up visits Contact your Accelerated Genetics Representative today to request a ReproConnections Analysis!

Insemination Guns 30458 IMV 1/2 cc Twist Lock Gun 30509 IMV 1/2 cc Twist & Lock Gun 30516 IMV 1/2 cc O-Ring Gun 30517 IMV 1/4 cc Twist & Lock Gun 30582 Continental Heavy Duty All2Mate Twist Lock Gun (accepts 1/2 and 1/4 cc straws) 30583 Continental Heavy Duty All2Mate O-Ring Gun (accepts 1/2 and 1/4 cc straws) 30514 Continental 1/2 cc Breeding Gun Barrel only 30513 Continental 1/2 cc Breeding Gun Plunger only 30512 Continental 1/2 cc Breeding Gun Locking Ring only IMV KombiColor Snap-Lock Gun Universal gun accepts 1/2 cc and 1/4 cc straws. 30186 White 30187 Blue 30188 Yellow 30189 Red 30190 Green Approximately 4 cm longer than traditional guns. Snap-on design allows standard non-split sheath to be slid on to gun and pulled off for removal. Large color disc allows for easy identification when using multiple guns. Barrel length 460 mm. Plunger length 465 mm. Available in five colors. IMV Universal Breeding Sheaths 30459 50 ct. Non-Split Sheath, Blue Plug, fits 1/2 and 1/4 cc twist-lock guns 30523 50 ct. Split Sheath, Green Plug, fits 1/2 and 1/4 cc o-ring guns 30522 50 ct. Split Sheath, no plug, fits 1/2 or 1/4 cc twist-lock guns Individually Wrapped Sheaths 30478 50 ct. Cont. Universal Non-Split Sheath Blue Plug, fits 1/2 and 1/4 cc twist-lock guns 30477 50 ct. Cont. Universal Split Sheath Green Plug, fits 1/2 and 1/4 cc o-ring guns, 30456 50 ct. Cont. Split Sheath (no plug), fits 1/2 or 1/4 cc twist-lock guns

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Sheath Protectors 30877 25 ct. Sani-Shield Protector 30875 25 ct. Individually Wrapped Sani-Shield Protector 30460 80 ct. IMV Sheath Protector Sani-Shield Sheath Protector is a 12” long sterile PVC used as protective cover of assembled guns. Prevents transfer of contaminants into the uterus during insemination or embryo transfer. A slight forward push advances the gun through the protective tip. IMV Sheath Protector is a 20 1/2” poly sleeve designed to fit over assembled gun. Conveniently packaged in roll of 80. Perforated so can easily be removed from roll and slid on gun. AI Gun Warmer 30532 Warming Unit The AI Gun Warmer is an ideal aid for breeders who are loading multiple guns at a time. A self-contained rechargeable battery and heating unit maintains the temperature within the gun holder at 92° to 98° F. An easy to read lighting system indicates when the pouch temperature is under 92° F, between 92° and 98° F or when it is above 98° F. The unit is held in a durable, washable nylon case complete with shoulder strap. A 12-volt adapter and 110V battery charger are included. Each unit comes with a spare pouch liner, which can easily be removed and cleaned.

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BREEDING SUPPLIES

Thermos® Thaw Unit 30529 Glass vacuum bottle encased in rugged plastic shell. Designed with a retriever basket for immersion of semen in water bath. Accepts standard dial thermometer for monitoring water temperature. Can be disassembled for cleaning. Fits in Cito Plastic AI Kit. Cito Thaw Units 30914 12-Volt DC 30106 120-Volt AC A proven thaw unit for properly thawing semen. A sensitive and accurate thermostatic control insures a constant temperature range of 95°-98° F. Indicator lights show when the unit is ready to use, and when it is maintaining the water bath at the proper temperature. This plastic unit will take a lot of abuse, but at the same time protect all of its working elements. The hinged lid is of reinforced nylon, and the replaceable cover seal is of thermoplastic rubber. Its shape and design are made to fit in the Cito Plastic AI Kit. Two models available. Straw Thawing Equipment 30176 Styrofoam Thaw Box 30528 Dial Thermometer 30405 Cito Thaw Monitor

AI Lube 30191 1 pint Sani-Lube 30520 1 gal. Sani-Lube 30770 AI Lube Mixing Bottle

Infusion Tubes 30519 25 ct. Infusion Tube, 18,” Clear 30917 25 ct. Infusion Tube, 21,” Clear

Straw Handling Supplies 30521 Stainless Steel Scissors 30392 Cito Cutter 30525 Stainless Steel Tweezer 30441 Cito Plastic Tweezer

Disposable Breeding Gloves, 100 ct. 30518 Continental Clear Gloves, 1.25 mil , 34” shoulder length 30515 Continental Blue Gloves, 1 mil, 34” shoulder length, super-sensitive 30389 Continental Orange Gloves, 1.25 mil, 36.5” shoulder length, vet glove 30394 Ag-Tek Breeding Gloves, 1 mil, shoulder length, beige glove 30395 Ag-Tek Breeding Gloves, 1 mil, shoulder length, red glove AI Kits 30778 30779

Cito Plastic AI Kit Complete AI Kit

Cito Plastic AI Kit: Rugged plastic design. Ideal for sanitary storage of sheaths, guns, thaw units and all tools necessary for artificial insemination. Complete Kit Includes: 1 - IMV 1/2 cc twist lock gun 1 - package of IMV Universal Non-Split Sheaths 1 - box Continental Clear Breeding Gloves 1 -Thermos bottle with Dial Thermometer and Thaw Monitor 1 - Stainless Steel Tweezer 1 - Cito Cutter 1 - Pint A.I. Lube 2 - Lube Bottles 1 - Packet of disposable paper towels

IDENTIFICATION Fearing Duflex® Eartag System, 25 ct. 30352 Large Blank 30646 Extra Large Blank 30642 Large Numbered 30645 Extra Large Numbered 30643 Large Double Blank 30644 Large Double Numbered All Duflex® tags are coated with INFECTA+GUARD®, a stud coating that carries the bactericide chlorhexidine gluconate. Coating is dry and releases only on application. Duflex® tags with antiseptic action can significantly reduce infection rates. The self-piercing tip ensures no disease transfer and the long shank allows proper blood and air circulation for effective healing and less tag loss. These numbered tags are packaged in 25 sequential numbers or blank.

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MISCELLANEOUS

BREEDING RECORDS & SUPPLIES Dairy Herd Monitor 30351 Herd Monitor, 30”x 34” 30652 600 ct. Tabs Multi Color 30653 300 ct. Tabs Single Color (specify color) Easily track herd management information on each cow providing a complete and instant profile of the entire herd for a full 12 months. Laminated Name Card 30461 8 1/2” x 11” For cattle in stanchion or tie stalls. Laminated ID card can be marked for cow ID, date of birth, dam and sire. Also has area to record lactation, DIM, Milk, Fat and Protein %, date bred, service sire and due date. Young Stock Monitor 30355 Young Stock Monitor, 30”x 34” 30356 450 ct. Tabs Multi Color A perfect companion to the Dairy herd Monitor. It is a quick and easy management system that monitors all young stock from date of birth through breeding date with a coding system of three colors. Laminated ID card can be marked for cow ID, date of birth, dam and sire. Also has area to record lactation, DIM, Milk, Fat and Protein %, date bred, service sire and due date. Barn Desk 30712 19 1/2” x 14” A steel, wall-mounted cabinent, hinged cover opens to become work area and exposes compartments for organizing important documents, receipts or instructions for employees.

EQUIPMENT Vink Calf Puller 30265 The only single-handed calf puller that stays where you want it, when you need it, because it cannot slip out of position. This product is constructed in stainless steel and is practically indestructible. Vink Cow Lift 30266 The Vink Cow Lift can easily be adjusted for any size cow and can help save the cow that cannot stand. The Vink Cow Lift is an essential tool for every dairy. COW CUFF LINK II 30118 The Cow Cuff Link is a hobble that simply attaches to the cow’s ankles. It is completely adjustable from 12”-24” and provides stability after difficult calving. It is made of 6000 lb. tensile strength nylon webbing with all stainless steel components using a positive lock buckle system. Cow Balling Guns Calf Balling Guns 30155 Metal 30160 Metal 30113 Plastic 30100 Plastic For administering Tri-Start and Tri-Start Jr. boluses. Drum Pump Spigot 30601 Fits most 5, 15 and 55 gallon drums 30650 Fits most 5, 15 and 55 gallon drums Jug Pump 30600 Fits most 1 gallon jugs Drum and jug pumps are available for use with teat dips, sanitizers, detergents and acid rinse containers.

DISINFECTANTS AND BOOTS

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Super HDQ 30533 1 gal. An excellent multi-purpose EPA registered disinfectant for use in veterinary and animal health care facilities. (Dilution Ration: 1 oz per gallon of water)

Tingley Products 30719 Tingley Boot (10” High) 30720 Tingley Rubber (Ankle High) Specify Size- S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Nolvasan® S Disinfectant 30590 16 oz. The only EPA-registered chlorhexidine disinfectant, works against at least 60 different bacteria, fungi, yeasts and viruses. (As general premise and equipment disinfectant dilute 3 oz. per gallon of water.)

Disposable Plastic Boots 30716 50 ct. Jumbo (Clear) 30718 50 ct. Large (Blue, Elastic top) Boot Brush 30221


MISCELLANEOUS

Insecticides Aerosol Fly Bombs

A natural pyrethrin fly bomb combining a synergist and effective solvent. A useful tool for elimination of resistant fly populations. Concentrate use in enclosed areas such as barn, milking parlor, milk house and office. Direct animal application as exiting the milking area is also effective. Use on a weekly basis or as fly populations grow. Prozap® Dy-Fly® Dairy Aerosol 30865 25 oz. Active Ingredients: 0.5% pyrethrin and 5.0% piperonyl butoxide. A premium carrier for maximum “hang-time” with no oily residue. Prozap® LD-44Z® Dairy Aerosol 30864 20 oz. Active Ingredients: 0.5% pyrethrin and 4.0% piperonyl butoxide. A value-priced formula which utilizes an environmentally friendly solvent system.

Ready-to-use Cattle Sprays

For the control of biting and sucking flies (horn flies, face flies, stable flies and horse flies). It is essential for maintaining animal health and production. Whether animals are on pasture ore in housing, benefits can be seen from the regular application of an effective pour-on. Under normal conditions apply every 3-4 weeks or as needed. Prozap® Dairy Cattle Spray 30889 2.5 gals. Active Ingredients: .05% pyrethrin, 0.5% vapona, .16% MGK 264 and 0.1% piperonyl butoxide. Natural pyrethrin and vapona with dual synergists insures effective knockdown and kill with excellent residual action. Prozap® Insectrin 1% Pour-On Xtra 30890 1 gal. Active Ingredients: 1% permethrin and 1% piperonyl butoxide. Synergized permethrin in a mineral oil carrier use in backrubbers, fly bullets, pour on and spray on applications

HOOF TREATMENT Foot Comfort® 30602 Concentrate 30599 Concentrate

5 gals. 55 gals.

Foot Comfort® is a new weapon in the war against Hairy Heel Warts. Foot Comfort® is a combination of food grade organic acids, exfoliating agent, emollients and skin conditioners. It can reduce lameness and relieve the pain of hoof disorders by peeling away the dead cells and stimulating new cell production. It also enhances the skins natural ability to create a barrier that inhibits pathogens. This product can be used as a topical spray or in a foot bath.

DEWORMING PROGRAM EPRINEX® Pour On 30210 2.5 ltrs. 30211 5 ltrs. 30207 20 ltrs. 30212 Applicator Broad-Spectrum EPRINEX® (eprinomectin) kills 39 species and stages of internal and external parasites. It is effective in control of immature and adult worms, biting and sucking lice, mange mites, grubs and horn flies. The only endoctocide with 99% control of both Chorioptes bovis (tailhead and rear udder mange) and Sarcoptes scabiei mange mites in lactating dairy cows, dry cows, heifers and calves. CYDECTIN® Pour On 30231 5 ltrs. 30232 10 ltrs. 30233 Applicator For use in dairy and beef cattle of all ages. it is effective against a broad spectrum of important internal and extermal parasites. Provides 28-day protection against the Ostertagia ostertagi (brown stomach worm), the most economically devastating internal cattle parasite in the United States. Also effective against grubs, lice, and horn flies, and is the only pour-on labeled for control of the common scab mite. Effective under wet conditions and is non-flammable. Zero-day slaughter withdrawal and zero-day milk discard.

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Start your calves out right with First Day Formula!

FIRST DAY Formula® • Contains 150 grams of bovine globulin protein per package • Made from high quality first and second milking bovine colostrum from selected Grade A dairies • Guaranteed free of organisms that cause major colostrum-transmissable diseases, including Johne’s • Instantized • Has instructions for use as a replacement or supplement for maternal colostrum • Increased globulin protein intake has been shown to improve passive transfer of immunity to the newborn calf • Globulin protein is derived from pure maternal colostrum • Provides assurance that diseases won’t be passed from cow to calf, an important step in maintaining biosecurity • Mixes easier than other replacement products making it more convenient to feed • Dual replacer/supplement directions are suitable for dairy and beef cow-calf operations

As a colostrum replacement: Feed 1 packet to provide 150 grams of bovine globulin protein. As a supplement to colostrum: Feed 1/2 packet to provide 75 grams of bovine globulin protein. 30240 500 grams

Ask your local Accelerated Genetics representative about First Day, today! 1.800.451.9275 • info@accelgen.com • www.accelgen.com

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Accelerated Genetics... working hard for your success! Accelerated Genetics’ vision is to be the forerunner in developing innovative technologies and exceptional services that will enhance productivity and ensure the success of your business. You can rely on the professionals at Accelerated Genetics who are like you...innovative, solution-driven and high achieving.

Experienced... Accelerated Genetics has experienced, highly trained employees who can come directly to your business. Whether you require product delivery, consultation services or assistance in managing your herd’s nutrition, milk quality, calf raising needs, cow comfort, reproductive physiology or other related topics, Accelerated Genetics has the trained professional on staff for your every need.

Resourceful... Accelerated Genetics offers a number of resources to help in your product decision-making process. In addition to this annual Resource Guide, you can look to our website, www.accelgen.com, for more indepth information on each product as well as be kept current on new product arrivals and technologies.

Genetic Trends, Accelerated Genetics’ company news publication, is published four times a year and offers insight on key topics of interest such as calf and cow management, proper semen handling techniques and farm safety tips to name just a few. To subscribe, e-mail: kstanek@accelgen.com

Accel-Link is Accelerated Genetics’ e-mail newsletter. You can rely on this monthly source of communication to receive the latest news and product updates right on your personal computer. To subscribe, e-mail: newsletter@accelgen.com

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Accelerated Genetics AHP Resource Guide