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OUTBACK GUIDANCE INTRODUCES NEW AUTOSTEERING SOLUTION

Source: Outback Guidance news release Outback Guidance dealers from across North America got a sneak peek of Outback’s new hands-free, hassle-free auto-steering solution this week. Outback’s newest product is designed to make auto-steering accessible for all farmers and all farms. Earlier this year, AgJunction Inc. (TSX: AJX), the parent company of Outback Guidance, launched its

CANADIAN NOVEMBER TRACTOR SALES UP 15%, COMBINE 2017 SALES UP 25%

Source: Agri Marketing magazine According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ monthly “Flash Report,” the sales of all tractors in Canada for November 2017 were up 15% compared to the same month last year. For the year, a total of 23,306 tractors were sold, which compares to 20,199 sold through November 2016, a 15% increase.

Floor Finish Options for Dairy Free-Stall Housing

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs In a dairy barn, floor surfaces must have a finish with enough texture to provide traction for the cow as she walks, yet be smooth enough to clean properly. In some cases, floors are so smooth that cows slip and injure themselves, and in other cases,

BRANDT TO ACQUIRE KONGSKILDE INDUSTRIES’ MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN BLOOMINGTON, IL

Source: Brandt news release The Brandt Group of Companies has announced the acquisition of the U.S. manufacturing plant and equipment of Kongskilde Industries A/S. The 200,000 square feet facility, located in Bloomington, Ill., was previously employed in the manufacture of agricultural equipment for the American market. “We are very excited at the prospect of saving

AGCO EXPANDS ITS USED EQUIPMENT RISK MANAGEMENT OFFERING

Source: AGCO news release AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, is expanding the company’s offering of risk management products for used equipment. AGCO now offers the industry’s broadest offering of equipment available as Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) with the addition of application machines and the longest extended service coverage (ESC) available, now up to

FULL YEAR: JOHN DEERE’S SALES UP 12%, NET INCOME UP 42%

Source: John Deere news release To read the entire report click here. *Improving markets for farm and construction equipment contribute to higher results for both fourth quarter and full year. *Performance shows continued benefit from advanced products, flexible cost structure. *2018 forecast calls for net income of $2.6 billion. Net income attributable to Deere &

CANADIAN SEPTEMBER TRACTOR SALES UP 12%, COMBINES UP 23%

Source: Agri Marketing magazine According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ monthly “Flash Report,” the sales of all tractors in Canada for October 2017 were up 12% compared to the same month last year. For the year, a total of 21.068 tractors were sold, which compares to 18,246 sold through October 2016, a 16% increase.

AGCO TO LAUCH IDEAL COMBINE FOR NORTH AMERICA

Source: AGCO news release AGCO Corporation will publicly introduce the new IDEAL combine during AgriTechnica November 12-18 in Hanover, Germany. AGCO North America is very excited about this innovative new machine and the many harvesting challenges it is designed to solve for our customers. The IDEAL combine is the result of a six-year product development

Cow Comfort

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Cow comfort is becoming an often heard phrase in today’s industry trade papers. It’s a means to describe relationship between the well being of the cow and the housing systems. Cow comfort improvement focuses mainly on developments in stall design  to reduce diseases such as mastitis and lameness and

Lighting Options for Free stall Housing

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Lighting Proper lighting in the barn is important for the management of your dairy herd, as well as improved operator efficiency, comfort and safety (Figure 1). Lighting can also be used for photoperiod management that can lead to increased milk production. Illumination The primary purpose of light

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