Archive for the ‘New Product Watch’ Category

Seasons Change – Prepare for Heat Stress


April 8, 2014 — It is starting to warm up in many parts of the country and you know what that means. Heat stress is a major cause of production losses in the dairy and beef industry. SchaeferJames Kleinke, Schaefer’s VP Agriculture and Horticulture Sales & Marketing joined us on today’s DairyLine Radio program to discuss the impact of heat stress on milk production.



New Product Watch: Once PMH IN – Intranasal Vaccine

April 3, 2014 — Merck Animal Health recently introduced Once PMH® IN, the only intranasal vaccine to deliver dual bacterial pneumonia protection in healthy beef and dairy cattle,

Dr. Tom Shelton from Merck Animal Health visiting with DairyLine's Bill Baker.

Dr. Tom Shelton from Merck Animal Health visiting with DairyLine’s Bill Baker.

including calves as young as 1 week of age. Once PMH® IN aids in the control of respiratory disease caused by Mannheimia haemolytica and in the prevention of disease caused by Pasteurella multocida – the leading causes of early-onset Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). Dr. Tom Shelton stopped by the DairyBusiness Radio booth to tell us more.


Upgrading to SmartDairy Can Be Beneficial

Many successful businesses realize they need to adapt to change in technology to keep thriving. It’s no different in the dairy industry. BouMatic’s Denise Behnke wraps up our SortGateSmartDairy podcast series with some tips on what producers can do to enhance their operation.

Control Nuisance Flies to Maintain Cow Comfort

March 24, 2014 – Dairy operators know that nuisance flies impact cow comfort, a key factor to maintaining productivity and profitability. ClariFly® Larvicide is a feed supplement that CLSprevents house flies, stable flies, face flies and horn flies from maturing into breeding, biting, disease-carrying adults. Mixed into cattle and calf feed – including milk replacers – ClariFly® Larvicide works as a feed …through passing through the digestive system and into the manure where flies breed.

Tom McBeth of  Central Life Sciences took time out of his busy schedule to give us more insight into how ClariFly® Larvicide is even more effective as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.  Listen to his podcast with DairyLine’s Bill Baker here:

We’ve Come A Long Way

March 18, 2014 — The future of dairy management is here today with SmartDairy solutions from BouMatic. We have come a long way in technology over the last few decades. Denise boutmatic-logoBehnke updates us on how producers can get the most out of today’s technology in this SmartDairy podcast.



Don’t Get Slimed! Clean Your Lines with GO2

March 13, 2014 — More and more dairy producers are using GO2 to improve cow health and enhance milk production. GO2 is a chlorine dioxide sanitizing solution that has two Go2powder parts blended together to make a 4,000 parts per million (ppm) solution.  The solution is injected into any sanitizing application to hose down and clean equipment.

“A lot of these lines have a good layer of slime…which is a medium for all sorts of bacteria and viruses to grow. This product totally cleans those lines up,” GO2’s Jon Leppke said.  “It takes the slime out and in one week those lines are spotless.”

Leppke says G02 serves as a very effective sanitizing solution, so if a cow happens to “do its business” on the milk machine or the hook-up claws, producers will have a sanitizing solution in the drop hose that will sanitize the whole area.

“Most of my customers have noticed great gains,” GO2’s Mark Pedro reported. “They’re noticing fewer levels of bacteria in the water. They also noticed it’s a lot safer on the rubber and the equipment, and increases the longevity of equipment.”

Both Leppke and Pedro emphasized that GO2 is not a glorified bleach as it only contains one part chlorine.

“It is not anything like a bleach product,” Pedro said. “This chlorine dioxide actually has about 260 percent more oxidizing strength in what your bleach product has.”

It is also safer to use than other cleaning solutions. One gallon of GO2 at 4,000 ppm concentration and a dosage rate of 0.1 ppm will disinfect 40,000 gallons of drinking water.

“The amounts used are a lot less, so it is not as hard on your employees’ hands, it’s a lot safer to use,” Leppke said. “To a certain part per million it is even safe to drink…and a very green product also.”

Producers who use GO2 also save water because they only need one rinse, so it saves a cycle during wash-up. Another benefit is the extensive list of applications where GO2 can be used. That’s great news for producers because there are many areas that need sanitizing, like drop hoses, sprinkler pens, barn pressure washing, calf hutches, and calf bottles just to name a few.

“Pretty much any area on a dairy that needs sanitizing, GO2 is a very good product to consider to use” Leppke said. GO2 has helped both small and large operations, from 20 show cows to a 20,000 cow dairy. It has also resulted on a great return on investment.

“Most chlorine dioxide on the market has to be made by a chlorine dioxide generator, which range in cost from $20,000 – $80,000” Leppke reported. “The beauty about GO2 is that it’s a two part powder mixed into a sealed container…and no generator is required.”

If you are interested in more information, go to: Type in “DairyLine” in the promo code to receive a discount on your first order.

Parlor Management: What’s Your Cow Doing?

March 11, 2014 — This week’s SmartDairy Update, BouMatic’s Denise Behnke tells us about the importance of parlor management. In the milking parlor, SmartDairy manages BouMaticParlorpulsation, meters and detachers so dairy managers can evaluate cows, milk production and employee efficiency. For efficient cow traffic flow, SmartDairy controls crowd gates, stall operation and all entrance, exit and sort gates. Listen here:

GO2: Maximum Disinfection Power With Minimal Costs

March 4, 2014 — GO2 is liquid CLO2 produced from two simple powders combined into ordinary tap water to produce a 4,000 ppm concentrate. Read more details at Type in the  cow_go2word Dairyline in the promo code to receive a bonus discount.

Jonathan Leppke & Mark Pedro tell us more about how GO2 can benefit dairy producers bottom line in this Dairyline Radio interview with Bill Baker.

New Tool Sees Mastitis Before Symptoms Appear

QScoutFebruary 6, 2014 — A new on-farm technology tool helps “see” mastitis before symptoms appear. Dr. Mitch Hockett with Advanced Animal Diagnostics explained the QScout MLD test on Thursday’s DairyLine Radio program.


SmartDairy Generates Useful Data

HeadphonesFebruary 4, 2014 — The Smart Dairy activity product is being implemented on farms all over the world and it’s encouraging to see the success. Boumatic’s Denise Behnke tells us more in this SmartDairy update.