New Product News: DSM, Hog Slat, TAGARNO

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DSM announces VevoVitall research results
For decades, most swine feeding programs have utilized a dietary acidifier in the initial diets post-weaning to help improve gastrointestinal functionality and animal performance. DSM Nutritional Products has developed an ultra-pure form of benzoic acid called VevoVitall that, when used as a feed acidifier, more effectively supports beneficial intestinal microflora and enhances nutrient digestibility in weaned nursery pigs.

Over the past five years, DSM has conducted 10 individual trials involving over 4,000 pigs, under a wide range of university and commercial settings, to evaluate VevoVitall’s performance impact.     

DSM reports that VevoVitall delivered a 6% improvement in average daily gain on weaned pigs, a 2.9% improvement in average daily feed intake on weaned pigs, and a 2.4% improvement in feed conversion on weaned pigs.

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Hog Slat’s E-Z Clean Corner enables efficiency in chain feeding systems
Hog Slat’s new E-Z Clean Corner enables quick visual inspection and cleaning of corners in chain feeding systems, reports the company.

This product features a transparent cleaning door providing both quick visual inspection and easy removal of accumulated feed. This door is securely fixed in place with three clamp fasteners and is sealed off against the penetration of moisture via a tongue and groove system with a unique integrated seal. To clean feed out of corners, the transparent door opens downward with the unfastening of clamps. The corner features a bi-directional cast wheel that turns on low friction, encapsulated stainless steel ball bearings. It can easily be retrofitted onto existing chain feeding systems, Hog Slat says.

“Corners of feeding systems tend to constantly fill up with accumulated feed. When temperature and condensation is involved, it leads to feed sticking together and plugging up the corners. We wanted to save producers time from disassembling and cleaning out corners in feeding systems. The E-Z Clean Corner permits quick visual inspection and an efficient way to remove accumulated feed,” says Hog Slat’s National Sales Manager Fritz Richards.   

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TAGARNO app performs precise measurements to validate grain and seed samples  
Precise measurement of seed and grain in magnified version makes it possible for the operator to control and validate the quality of the work. By performing these measurements directly from a stand-alone digital microscope, the user only needs the microscope to perform a quality control.

TAGARNO’s measurement app offers opportunities to perform point-to-point, circle, angle and area measurements as well as using advanced calibrations, lens correction plus text and arrow annotations. The company says that the operator is also able to toggle between live view and still image mode as well as capture images and save the work with or without applied measurements and graphics.    

By connecting a mouse and keyboard directly to the digital microscope and accessing the application, the operator is ready to start using the range of measurement possibilities provided in the intuitive and user-friendly user interface. 

According to TAGARNO, the microscope will provide the most accurate results when magnifying the object as much as possible, using a dot-grid calibration and carefully placing the points that specify the distance to be measured. This also produces correct and precise material for documentation.

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