World Ag Expo Announces 2013 Top-10 New Product Winners

January 7, 2013 10:01 AM
World Ag Expo Announces 2013 Top-10 New Product Winners

Winning products can be seen Feb. 12-14 at the agricultural show in Tulare Calif.

Source: World Ag Expo news release

Tulare, Calif. – World Ag Expo today announced the winners of its Top-10 New Products competition, including one that tracks the health and reproductive status of dairy cows.

The Top-10 winners will be showcased Feb. 12-14, 2013, during the 46th annual World Ag Expo at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif. A group of judges made up of farmers, ranchers and industry professionals selected the Top-10 New Products.

World Ag Expo is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind, with 1,400 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds. An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend World Ag Expo each year.

The 2013 Top-10 New Product winners and their companies are:

ADA Enterprises - The Dura Built® Calf Stall provides a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for newly-weaned calves, replacement heifers and veal calves.

Freeman, a division of Allied Systems - After five years of development, Freeman has introduced a baler attachment - designed to improve bale uniformity and baling efficiency - that meets the same standards of rugged, dependable performance as the company's balers.

Barrier Systems, LLC - While watching television coverage of hundreds of volunteers filling sandbags during a flood in Fargo, N.D., general contractor Joe Hartley thought, “There has to be a better way.” After two years of design and testing, plus another year in the patent process, a completely new approach for using sandbags in a wide range of applications -- from agriculture, flood and erosion control, landscaping, pipeline construction and the military- - rolled off the factory floor.

Clemens Vineyard Equipment, Inc. – The grape industry company is introducing a product that could dramatically change the way American growers plot and plant their vineyards and some tree crops.

L&H Airco - From Australia’s Seeley International comes a new system featuring breakthrough technology to cool warehouses, processing facilities and other large enclosed areas.

Gripple, Inc. - The company’s winning product is a new device that provides a fast, simple way to secure and tension quarter-inch cable. It’s designed for high-load agricultural applications, such as those found in wind structures, hail/bird netting, trellis tie-backs and long fencing runs.

I.D.ology & DVM Systems - The product tracks the health and reproductive status of dairy cows, enabling the rapid location of selected cows via their RFID identifier. The results of three years of research at five universities in the United States and Canada, along with trials at two large commercial dairies are reflected in this unique system.

GK Machine, Inc. – The company’s new product is an innovative piece of equipment that improves safety, efficiency and productivity of land-leveling operations by streamlining the process.

Multiplaz North America - Featuring space-age technology – literally -- the simple-to-use machine eliminates the need for shielding gases, specialized electrodes, compressors and other cumbersome equipment to cut, join, harden and clean a variety of metals.

Hammer Works Mfg., LLC
- The company won a 2013 Top 10 New Products Award for its heavy-duty snap-on device that quickly and easily disconnects engine electrical power for routine maintenance, equipment management or in emergency situations.

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