Livestock producers will have hourly opportunities to see livestock equipment demonstrated live during Ag in Motion™. From feeding and handling to fencing, see a variety of options at work to support profitable animal performance.
A good quality total mixed ration (TMR) provides many benefits to livestock producers, but only if it is properly mixed. Proper mixing ensures all animals get the same balanced nutrition in every bite for optimal nutrition, production and, ultimately, profit.
Choosing the right TMR mixer for the feed type can make a significant difference in performance. Mixers are available with a variety of reel and auger types, and as trailer, truck or stationary models.
In BMO Livestock Central demonstrations, producers can see a side-by-side comparison of the following mixers:
Each mixer will be loaded with ingredients like silage or hay. A set mixing time will be allowed, and then all rations will be laid down side-by-side for comparison. Mix time, operation and finished product will be considered.
An effective, well-designed handling system makes moving livestock safer and faster, easing the burden on both farmers and their animals. The result? Fewer hands are needed to get the job done, reducing labour costs. And, happy animals move through easily, resulting in better performance.
In BMO Livestock Central, you will see different chute systems set up in side-by-side demonstrations with live cattle or sheep moving through. Company representatives will be on hand to provide an explanation of how each system improves animal handling.
Handling systems to be demonstrated include:
Fencing involves a significant investment of time and money, and by taking advantage of technological advancements, farmers can save both.
In daily fencing demonstrations, farmers can compare different systems. The demonstrations will start with post driving, followed by fence wire installations showing how quick and easy fencing systems can be installed. Participating companies include FenceFast and AGI.
FenceFast will demonstrate the Stretch-N-Go Hog, a fork-mounted unit that is driven along a fence line dispensing up to four 100m wire mesh rolls or six-barb wire rolls at tension using a pair of rubber coated braked tension rollers.
A second person will follow with a STOCKade ST400i Cordless Fence Post stapler to secure the wire. For quick, consistent wire connecting, Gripple connectors and brace cable kits will be used.
AGI will demonstrate the Wheatheart Renegade Post Pounder, which makes post pounding easy with power and portability. The Renegade mast raises up to 11′ 11″ with 660 pounds of hammer pressure. The bolt-on hammerhead has several mounting positions to accommodate different post heights, and the greaseless poly slides are low maintenance.
Find it All in BMO Livestock Central
Visit BMO Livestock Central daily during Ag in Motion to see demonstrations of these advancements in cattle and sheep handling, TMR feed mixing and fencing installation technology. Put it all together to create a more efficient, productive livestock operation.
|Fencing||BMO Livestock Central||10:00 a.m.|
|Cattle Handling Systems||Along Manitoba Drive||11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.|
|TMR Mixing Systems||South of the Cattle Handling Area on the South Service Road||1:00 p.m.|
You can find the full Ag in Motion Events Schedule here!