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July 1, 2013 issue: New Products

PD Staff Published on 28 June 2013

GEA Farm Technologies releases new freestall lighting
GEA Farm Technologies has introduced the Altus LED Luminaire that features up to 100 lumens per watt and fixtures that are waterproof and corrosion-resistant.

Cold weather’s not a problem, either. It works in harsh climates from -40°F to more than 113°F and has a 7-inch hollow extruded aluminum body with anti-bird roost.



Other features include precise light control, with no light pollution and scheduled on/off, daylight harvesting and nightlight switching. The product is backed by a 10-year warranty.

The product has a mounting range of between 12 and 25 feet and is available in 80 or 120 watts with either spot or wide distribution.

—From GEA Farm Technologies news release

Scours preventative approved for organic dairy and beef calves
First Defense, a USDA-approved scours preventative for newborn dairy and beef calves and produced by ImmuCell Corp., has been reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and may be used in certified organic production.

It is available in a bolus and is created from hyper-immunized bovine colostrum, which help reduce scours outbreaks by preventing E. coli and coronavirus infections.


For maximum protection, the company says the product should be provided to calves within the first 12 hours after birth. PD

—From ImmuCell Corp. news release