New Products for Fall from FarmTek
Did you know that we update our catalog four times a year with new products? Our merchandising team works hard year round to find the best items to offer to our customers and the new additions to our Fall 2012 book are no exception. If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll be getting the newest catalog next week. (If you aren’t on our mailing list, sign up so you don’t miss out!)
Don’t want to wait another week to find out what’s new from FarmTek? Here’s a special preview just for our loyal blog readers.
For Your Livestock
With the drought across the country, we know many farmers are struggling to provide feed for their livestock. It’s times likes these when technological advancements such as hydroponic fodder systems are the most significant. Our Fodder-Pro 2.0 Mini Feed System is now available. A “mini” version of the full system, it can produce up to 125 lbs. of fresh, nutrient-rich fodder each day in a system footprint of only 56” wide by 122” high by 120” long. Feeding fresh fodder to livestock offers a variety of health benefits, including improved milk production in dairy cattle, higher fleece appearance in fiber goats and alpacas, higher energy levels in horses and more.
For small-scale poultry farmers, we’ve brought on two new Hova-Bator Incubators and an Automatic Egg Turner to make hatching chicks as easy as possible. Our Hova-Bator Incubator is the most economical small incubator and it can hold approximately 42 large chicken eggs. If you’re looking for an incubator that’s a bit more high-tech, the Genesis Hova-Bator Incubator has a self-regulating thermostat and LCD display. Pair either incubator with our Automatic Egg Turner and save time compared to turning eggs by hand.
For Your Crops
If high tunnel production is your go-to method for growing quality crops, you’ll be happy to find out that our popular Economy Round Style High Tunnels are available in five new sizes. Those just starting out with high tunnel growing can get their feet wet with our economical 20’ wide by 24’ long and 20’ wide by 36’ long models. All models feature our 6 mil 4 year greenhouse film and Universal Joint Roll-Up for the sides, making ventilation easy.
Drip irrigation is one of the most efficient ways to make sure your crops are properly watered. We’ve made it easier to make sure your polyethylene tubing and barbed fittings are connected securely with new Ratchet Clamps. They are great for use in all low pressure irrigation systems, including in the field, greenhouse or landscaping applications.
Do you sell produce at your local farmer’s market? Then you don’t want to be without our Brecknell PC30 Price-Computing Scale. It is highly accurate and has front and rear viewable displays, as well as tare, zero, unit conversion, PLU, X2 and X4 operator keys to easily weigh items and calculate prices for your customers.
When you need to reduce heat buildup in your greenhouse to protect plants from heat stress, Svensson FLS Reflective Shade is an excellent choice. With a highly reflective white side, this knitted shade limits light and heat transmission during the day for up to 25% in energy savings. At night, the black side helps reduce radiated heat loss for further energy savings. Versatile Svensson FLS Knitted Shade can also be used as for canopies, shade houses, livestock housing and more.
For Your Farm, Home or Shop
For a low-cost way to be immediately alerted of a blackout, pick up one of our Power Failure Alarms. When the unit detects power failure, a high-pitched alarm sounds and a light turns on automatically. Knowing that the power is out the second it happens lets you take preventative measures to ensure your livestock, poultry or greenhouse crops are safe.
Enhance the appearance and reduce energy costs of any building with our A.J. Insulated Doors. These pre-hung universal swing doors feature pressure-injected polyurethane foam for superior insulation and a flush design for style, strength and corrosion resistance.
Have you switched to LED bulbs yet? If not, you’re missing out on a long-lasting, energy-efficient lighting solution. We’ve added Infinity LED Dimmable Spot Lamps to our selection of LED lighting. Featuring ultra-high output LEDs and a 50,000 hour lifespan, these dimmable bulbs dim down to less than 5% of their total light output.
That’s just some of our exciting new products that we thought you might be interested in. Is there anything you’d like to know more about? Keep an eye on your mailbox next week for your copy of the Fall 2012 FarmTek catalog.