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ACA CATTLE THEFT PROGRAM The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association offers a Cattle Theft Program that awards $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone stealing or destroying on an ACA member’s property. Visit www.bamabeef.org to purchase a sign. For more information about the Cattle Theft Reward program, call 334-265-1865. FEWER HEIFERS ON FEED As cattle herds continue to rebuild, there were 7% fewer heifers in feedlots on January 1, compared to last year. January placements were down 1% from 2015 with 1.78 million head of calves entering feedlots, according to the USDA’s Cattle On Feed report. Both MN and SD saw increases in feedlot capacities. TX is down 60,000 head from last year. new on the range THERE IT IS, RIGHT THERE! “Pregnant!”… ranchers never get tired of hearing that awesome word. And there’s no doubt about it when you hook up the new Ibex® EVO® ultrasound system from E.I. Medical Imaging® (EIMI), a worldwide leader in portable ultrasound technology and the only U.S.-based manufacturer of portable veterinary ultrasound systems designed specifi cally for veterinary use. “The Ibex family of ultrasound systems and the launch of the new Ibex® EVO® is the culmination of our 32 years of customer feedback and input, and tireless research and development,” said Charles Maloy, president of E.I. Medical Imaging. The EVO® features new advanced imaging software with a full range of imaging modes including; B, B+M, PD, and Color. The same ruggedized Durascan® technology of its preceding Ibex® systems is included, however the new EVO® has four times the processing power of the current Ibex® platform. The EVO® continues with the EIMI tradition of being lightweight, battery operated, and offering a quicker boot time for faster and longer uptime. In addition to other features, the unit provides customized veterinary exam presets and the ever popular sealed LED back-lit keyboard technology. All of the transducers for the system continue to benchmark the industry in durability with a new in-house engineered connector allowing for multiple probes to be used with one system. Kevlar reinforcement combined with rigorous testing and design further ensure that the entire system can withstand the rigors of the toughest fi eld use. For more information visit www.eimedical.com. 20 I WORKING RANCH I APRIL / MAY 2016


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