Agrifac Update | Troy Johnson

Agrifac Spraying Systems going to the next level! Recently Bradley Twartz and myself attended the Agrifac factory in Holland to witness the development of two exciting new spraying systems that will be available on their sprayers in the near future. The systems referred to as StrictSpray Plus (SSP) and DynamicDose Plus (DDP) are in the final stages of development and will offer precise spraying of paddocks. These systems will have the ability to target individual weeds with a precise dose of product based on task maps created from remote sensing and other precision ag data sets. Liquid fertilizer will also be able to be applied in the same manner allowing products like Easy N to be applied at multiple rates over a paddock based on its nitrogen requirements. The nozzles will be controlled individually by a laptop with the flow rate varied according to dose requirements electronically. This system will also be able to allow for turn compensation and boom yaw. YPAG will be taking delivery of a machine fitted with this technology in July and will be involved in the final assessment and implementation of these new systems. We are looking forward to demonstrating this technology in the near future especially at our upcoming trial days and the Yorke Peninsula Field days!

Below are some photo’s taken inside the Agrifac factory & Holland.

For more information please contact Brad on 0418 181 054 or Troy on 0428 466 673.

Please view our second-hand boomsprays here


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Protect your livestock from Pulpy Kidney

If you are a mixed-farming operation and have now finished harvest, or are close to finishing, we are taking this opportunity to remind you about the importance of vaccination boosters in livestock, especially to protect against Pulpy Kidney (Enterotoxaemia).

Ideally, if lambs will go out to graze stubble and they have not already had their initial 2-shot Glanvac vaccination program (2 doses, 4-6 weeks apart), lambs should be given a booster vaccination at least 14 days prior to that change in feed.

If older stock will be put out to graze stubble and it has been more than 3 months since their last vaccination booster, it is well-worth the “insurance” of a booster vaccination to prevent the risk of losses due to Pulpy Kidney.

Supplementation with Vitamin B12 (by using Glanvac B12) at this time of year also will help to maximise the productivity of stock at the same time. Vitamin B12 is essential for sheep growth and health. It is required for the production of glucose and energy, which is necessary for growing lambs, pregnant and lactating ewes and helps to maximise meat and wool yield. Many sheep may not be getting enough cobalt naturally in their diet to allow them to synthesise adequate quantities of vitamin B12, so hence the benefit in supplementing with B12 as part of a vaccination program.
Pulpy Kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease that can cause sudden death in sheep and goats. It often affects animals in good body condition and can be difficult to diagnose. Vaccination is an important tool in the prevention of deaths due to Pulpy Kidney disease.
You can view the technical information here. The TIU explains some key points on Pulpy Kidney disease, and vaccination to ensure protection:

What is Pulpy Kidney disease?
What causes the disease?
What are the risk factors?
Managing the risk

Also attached is a copy of a DL flyer – Vaccinating Sheep Grazing Stubble

Thank  you for taking the time to read this information, if you would like any further advice please contact your nearest YP Ag store.

All the very best in 2017!

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Click on links here to view information.

TUI – Pulpy Kidney Sheep & Goat

Vaccinating Sheep Grazing Stubble

source: Zoetis, Kath McClelland


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